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United Way’s Young Leaders Society gathered at SacYard Community Tap House with over 80 guests for our 7th annual Brews & Brains Trivia Night. The sold-out event brought together trivia enthusiasts’ love for local beer, bratwurst, and making a difference in our community. We are proud to report that we raised over $8,000! The event proceeds will benefit United Way’s Digital Equity program and will help close the digital divide in the Capital Region.
Dr. Dawnté Early has been named president and CEO of United Way California Capital Region. She will begin the position on Nov. 16, leading the local United Way chapter into its 100th anniversary year.
California wildfires have scorched more than 1.88 million acres this year, according to Cal Fire, an area larger than the state of Delaware, and red flag and excessive heat warnings in effect for much of California could present additional challenges.
Standing United for Inclusion and Equity
United Way California Capital Region Statement on Racism and Injustice
People across the country are expressing their outrage for the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and too many more.
Our United Way shares these feelings of sadness and outrage toward racial violence and injustice in our country. We are also asking ourselves how we can make a difference during this difficult time. If we are committed to building stronger, healthier, and more compassionate communities, then we must channel our justifiable outrage to collaborative action.
We must stand united for justice.
Volunteer Virtually as a Tutor
STARS (Students & Tutors Achieving Reading Success), Powered by BookNook
United Way California Capital Region has partnered with BookNook to provide virtual literacy tutoring to students in need of support. Volunteer to lend your support as a virtual tutor. Volunteers are asked to commit to 3 months of consistent virtual tutoring (at least 1 hour a week, split into 2 30-minute sessions).
What is being offered?
- Free hotspots (covered for a full year)
- Free broadband for up to 200 people for a year (via Comcast Internet Essentials or AT&T low-cost internet plan)
- Refurbished desktop and/or all-in-one computer
- Digital literacy training and other important learning resources
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