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mstith Posted at: 09-30-2016- 8:36 am

Complex community problems and the barriers individuals face don't go away on their own. United Way of Central Kentucky is uniquely positioned to bring together the resources of volunteer talent, funds, advocacy, expertise, businesses, government, and religious leadership to solve community challenges and put families back on a path to self-sufficiency. Take a moment to put yourself in the shoes of our nonprofit partners who work with us to...

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kkurtz Posted at: 09-27-2016- 8:07 pm

Dana Garrett, Director of Community Engagement

When did you join the UWCK team: November 2013

Hometown: Elizabethtown!

Family: Husband, TJ Garrett. Two kiddos, Talon (9) and Taylor (6 mos). Three dogs, Boomer, Murray, Rupp.

How did you first learn about UWCK: At a campaign meeting when I worked at Kentucky Neighborhood Bank around 2009 but didn’t fully...

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kkurtz Posted at: 09-20-2016- 2:00 pm

When did you join the UWCK team: October 2011

Hometown: Payneville. Previously lived in California, Michigan, suburban Chicago, Lexington, and spent several summers overseas.

Family: Husband Phillip and two sons, Patrick (age 6) and Colin (age 3). Also caretaker of 60+ Angus cows and calves, 2 bulls, 12 pigs, 4 cats, a horse, and our beagle Dolly.

How did you first learn...

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kkurtz Posted at: 08-24-2016- 9:17 am

As a result of the Housing & Homelessness Summit held by UWCK in Spring 2015, access to data regarding the state of homelessness in our community was identified as a need which could be better addressed through interagency collaboration. The K-Count, which stands for the Kentucky Count, is each county’s best snapshot of the state of homelessness. For several years, this assessment was not fully capturing the needs of...

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kkurtz Posted at: 07-15-2016- 10:43 am

 

United Way Addresses Transportation & Housing Access

Why is United Way talking about transportation and doing studies of things like housing access?  Throughout our 14 year history as a local, independent nonprofit, United Way of Central Kentucky has evolved from our roots as a fundraising organization to become a convener of community change. ...

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kkurtz Posted at: 06-08-2016- 11:28 am

 

SUMMER LEARNING DAY, JUNE 19TH

Summer time is often a fun time for many of us, but for more than 25 million low-income public school students in America, summer is often anything but a vacation. Instead of a relaxing break to explore new interests and places, it’s often a time when children, youth and families struggle to find and afford food to eat...

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