United Way to Honor Yolo Community Partners in Virtual Woodland Awards Showcase

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SACRAMENTO (April 20, 2021) – United Way California Capital Region will hold a virtual showcase on April 22 to honor its Yolo County partners that are working to increase the number of Woodland students that graduate from high school prepared for success in college and career through United Way’s Square One Project. Yolo County Office of Education will receive the Outstanding Community Partner award. Sandy Holman with the Culture C.O.-O.P. will receive the Outstanding Community Leader award, and Ullrich Delevati, CPAs, will receive the Outstanding Corporate Partner award. The event, which will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Facebook.com/UnitedWayCCR, also will showcase United Way’s work in Woodland and recognize Yolo County donors, volunteers and community partners.

“When we merged with Woodland United Way, we knew that we were pooling important resources to make even bigger change happen in Yolo County,” said Amber Lovett, interim president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “This virtual showcase will highlight the amazing work we have done together over the past year to ensure Woodland families have the resources they need for their children to succeed in school and in life.”  

Yolo County Office of Education will receive the Outstanding Community Partner award for its work with United Way to launch an internship program for youth ages 16-22. The program combines work-based, on-the-job learning with career-readiness training. Students in high school Career Technical Education programs will have the opportunity to connect to relevant technical education in the classroom. The program strives to ensure students graduate with skills to be ready for college, career and life. Yolo County Office of Education provides leadership, support and fiscal oversight for school districts in Davis, Esparto, Winters, Woodland and West Sacramento, serving 30,000 students.

Sandy Holman with the Culture C.O.-O.P. will receive the Outstanding Community Leader award for her longtime work with Woodland Kids Read, including the online version last year where she also provided a space for local kids to talk about their feelings surrounding the pandemic. The Culture C.O.-.O.P promotes systemic change, inclusion, equity, cultural competency, diversity, literacy and quality education for all.

Ullrich Delevati CPAs will be named Outstanding Corporate Partner for its long-standing relationship with Woodland United Way prior to its merger with United Way California Capital Region and its continued support. A leading Northern California public accounting firm, Ullrich Delevati, CPAs in Woodland and West Sacramento provides specialized tax and accounting services through expert guidance and innovative consulting to help businesses and individual clients achieve their financial goals. 

For nearly 100 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought local people together to make community change happen. Today, the nonprofit is bringing people together across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties for its Square One Project, a 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of students in our region who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. United Way believes ending poverty starts in school and is working to ensure kids meet important milestones and their families receive support and resources. To learn more and make a donation, visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org.