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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
Our team works with local businesses to create custom giving campaigns and volunteer opportunities to connect employees to their favorite causes. These campaigns bring together local time and local dollars to create local change. If we work together to LIVE UNITED, we can solve our region’s largest problems.
Engaged employees are happier and more productive.
More than 70 percent of employees feel a great sense of loyalty to a company that helps them contribute to critical local issues.