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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The first ‘class’ of United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild program, have completed their six-week course of study.  Graduates of the relatively new program – which is funded by a $100,000 grant from Bank of America – received green job training to help them transition into a possible career in the green construction industry.  Participants included returning military personnel who have recently served tours in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.  Between 2011 and 2016, more than one million service members are projected to leave the military, but the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans remains...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator has once again awarded United Way of Long Island the much coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability in 2012. Only 16% of the charities rated have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that United Way of Long Island outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates United Way of Long Island from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is exceptionally worthy of their trust. “We are very...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Bethpage Federal Credit Union has announced that it will increase its significant support and anchor role of United Way of Long Island’s Military Family Assistance Project and Operation LIVE UNITED campaign, which provides Long Island veterans the necessary assistance they need to live, work and raise their families on Long Island. Bethpage, a long-time supporter of United Way of Long Island, will contribute another $100,000 to the Military Family Assistance Project. Bethpage has raised more than $75,000 over the past three years to support military families returning to Long Island, through...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
United Way of Long Island is inviting Long Islanders to a day at The Barclays to benefit its Military Family Assistance Project. By purchasing tickets through Tickets Fore Charity using the ticket promotional code SHORTGAME, The Barclays will give back 75 percent of the proceeds to the Project. The Barclays, the first event in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, will feature 125 of the top players on tour, August 21–26 at Bethpage State Park: The Black Course in Farmingdale. The ticket through Tickets Fore Charity is a weekly grounds ticket for $150. In 2011, the third year of the...
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wells Fargo & Company recently received a 2012 Summit Award from United Way Worldwide in recognition of its outstanding record of volunteer engagement. The Summit Award is part of United Way’s Spirit of America and Summit Awards program, the organization’s highest national honor. The Summit Awards honor company excellence in three areas: community impact, volunteer engagement, and philanthropic engagement. For 20 years, the program has recognized corporate citizens that set the example in terms of employee and community engagement.Wells Fargo was one of only six companies to receive a...
Monday, May 21, 2012
United Way of Long Island recently held its LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon which honored three leading corporate and community citizens. Held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, the event was attending by nearly 825 professionals and raised $483,000 to benefit United Way’s Community Impact Fund which supports agencies and programs that directly address and assist those most at imminent risk in our communities. Of that, more than $23,000 was raised through a special car giveaway campaign which will support United Way’s safety net of services for Long Islanders in need. A 2012...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Town of Islip Community Development Agency (CDA) has partnered with United Way of Long Island to administer the Home Energy Audit and Retrofit Program.  The CDA has contracted United Way of Long Island to provide up to 112 free energy audits and retrofits to Islip Town residences.  The audits, retrofits and implementation measures will be performed by United Way of Long Island staff who carry Home Energy Survey Professionals (HESP) and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) certifications.  The program will be administered by the Town of Islip CDA.  United Way will help guide and educate...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Suffolk Transportation Services, Inc., a longstanding corporate partner of United Way of Long Island, is the 5th largest workplace giving campaign this year, raising more than $120,000 for Long Islanders in need. Annually, Suffolk Transportation supports United Way’s efforts, including Operation LIVE UNITED, a tee shirt campaign that supports United Way’s Military Family Assistance Project and United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign that delivers thousands of school supplies to children in underserved school districts. John Corrado, Suffolk Transportation’s President and United Way of Long Island...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Under the leadership of Dr. Charles Berger, students from United Way of Long Island’s Westbury Community Schools Robotics class participated in The STEM Diversity Summit held at Farmingdale State College to present robots they have built along with a storyboard of their work to more than 400 guests.In a globally competitive marketplace, introducing today’s students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning helps to ensure meaningful employment as adults. STEM education is designed to modify the teaching of subject areas such as mathematics and science by...

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