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United Way Resource Development Team Update

The Resource Development Team at UWLC has been working remotely since mid-March, during which time we’ve added two new team members (Sara Yoskoski, Director of Leadership Giving & Events and Vince Cronin, Business Development Associate). We’re excited to have Sara and Vince on board to expand our fundraising reach into the community! We asked the RD team for their perspective on working remotely during this time.

 

“Eye of the storm?”

For many of us, we are halfway into a fifth week of working from home. Or as I read somewhere in passing: “At home during a crisis and trying to work”, and I think that’s a pretty accurate description of circumstance for many people.

At 8pm on April 1st, Governor Wolf declared the entire state to be under Stay-At-Home orders. Sadly, this was no joke and has, no doubt, added another layer of complications to many people’s lives, including creating a need to adjust to a new “norm” that some of us are finally settling into.  

Sort of.

Supporting Families Through Early Learning Programs

Also known as P-3(or Prenatal-Third Grade), First 10 is a comprehensive model focused on the first 10 years of a child’s life to ensure that children and their families enter school ready to learn and succeed. A joint effort between Community Action Partnership and five school districts in Lancaster County, known as P-3 Partnership Pathways, is working to change that. Together, they are working with elementary schools to forge deeper partnerships with families and community organizations well before children arrive at kindergarten.

Through the eyes of a Career Navigator

As staff members with PA CareerLink® Lancaster County, we see participants each and every day looking for ways to move further in their career path, or start working towards a new one. Whether it be assisting financially or offering support in their job search, the moment they come in with their new certification, or the moment they tell us about their new job, it brings us all joy. There is no greater feeling than when we are able to support these individuals in reaching their goals.

Building Relationships: Take Care of You to Take Care of Kids

Our Plant the Seed/Grow the Seed of learning team is made up of educators excited about supporting young learners and the increased likelihood of academic success afforded to children who are actively engaged in environments that inspire curiosity, are rich in language, and foster time between the child and the loving adults in their family.  While most of our presentations and professional talk surround the “little people” (young children) in the room, we are also very excited about the “big people” (the adults) and the relationships that begin to form.  Fully supporting part of our missio

Building Relationships in Southern Lancaster County

     The southern end of the county can seem far from everything. If you are traveling down this way and not just passing through, you are probably doing so because you have family here or maybe you’ve discovered BB’s and found it’s worth the trek. Those that live here have probably done so for many generations, and the roots are deep. To some, the distance from resources can be a barrier, but to those in the Solanco community this barrier is often met with the opportunity to be a good neighbor.