Education Goal Progress

Erika Dvorske

This past week the United Way of Douglas County Education Workgroup met to learn about data collection, report out on our progress and work together to address challenges. Our efforts are being mapped on a workplan that provides a way for us to keep track of what we hope to ...

What the United Way campaign means for community health

Erika Dvorske

Recent reports of fundraising challenges for many nonprofits in town, including United Way, should be understood for what they are: economic indicators. While the Douglas County unemployment numbers are pretty low, changes at many of our local large employers are impacting opportunities in our community. Over the next few weeks ...

How does collaboration impact community health?

Erika Dvorske

The great work of the KU Work Group with the Health Department as the catalyst has reminded many of us how important the health of our community is. Individually, we spend a lot of time worrying about our own health, but we don’t always think about the health and well ...

Community Resource Map Reprint Available

Erika Dvorske

The United Way of Douglas County has re-released the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority’s Emergency Resources Map. This map is available to aid area families in their search for resources and services. The map which lists the physical location of 75 government entities and social service agencies is imposed on the ...

Brainstorming Strategies - People have steady jobs and financial stability.

Erika Dvorske

What needs to happen in our community for people to have steady jobs and financial stability? Would you be willing to post your ideas about what strategies in our community help to achieve this? Post here to help brainstorm! http://wellcommons.com/users/edvorske/photos/2011/jan/28/206756/

Brainstorming Strategies - People have access to healthcare (mental, physical).

Erika Dvorske

What needs to happen in our community for people of all ages to have access to healthcare in broad terms, including physical, mental? Would you be willing to post your ideas about what strategies in our community help to achieve this? Post here to help brainstorm! http://wellcommons.com/users/edvorske/photos/2011/jan/28/206755/

Brainstorming strategies - Children & teens successful in school

Erika Dvorske

What needs to happen in our community for children and teens to be successful in school. Would you be willing to post your ideas about what strategies in our community help to achieve this? Post here to help brainstorm! http://wellcommons.com/users/edvorske/photos/2011/jan/28/206753/

United Way Announces Community Goals

Erika Dvorske

The United Way of Douglas County Board of Directors adopted three community goals to guide United Way efforts. The adopted goals are: - Children and teens are successful in school. - People of all ages have access to health care (mental, physical). - People have steady jobs and financial stability. ...

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