Connecting Our Youth to Our City

By Jadie Chauncey, United Way of the Plains Community Impact Intern, Special to the Wichita Eagle

The following OpEd appeared in the Wichita Eagle on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Meaningful volunteerism and service-learning projects are becoming increasingly popular activities in workplaces. Volunteering increases community connection, purpose and overall well-being. While this is . . . [Read More]

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Y.E.S.S. to Summer Fun

United Way is supporting the summer 2021 Arc of Sedgwick County’s Youth Education Summer Socialization Program (nicknamed Y.E.S.S. Camp), a nine-week summer program serving students ages 5-21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The program offers a half day of education in classroom settings and a half day of recreation in the community Monday through Thursday. Friday offers day trips throughout . . . [Read More]

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Funding causes that drive local impact

This summer, United Way of the Plains is going online to celebrate the work of programs we fund in south central Kansas that help us tackle the root causes of our community’s toughest issues.

Investing dollars into programs in our community is one way United Way of the Plains works to strengthen our community in the areas of health, . . . [Read More]

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United Way and WSU are joining forces to #Fight4Literacy — and you can help

By Justine Milmine, United Way of the Plains Women United Steering Committee Chair, Special to the Eagle

The following OpEd appeared in the Wichita Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. 

At the foundation of education is the ability to read. It’s a cornerstone to success in school, work and life. But did you know one in . . . [Read More]

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