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Press Kit

We are grateful for our media partners and the important work they do to spread the word about needs in our community and how people can get involved. We have created an online press kit, but if you are a reporter and have additional questions, please contact our media relations consultant, Kristin Thébaud Communications, at (530) 204-7266 or kthebaud@comcast.net.

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United Way launches Summer STARS program
Summer STARS to provide summer learning and meal opportunities across region

Kids readingSummer can bring food instability and learning loss for low-income students. This summer, United Way California Capital Region will help local kids fuel their summers with free healthy meals and fun educational activities to prevent the learning achievement gap known as “summer slide.”

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The results are in: Three years of United Way’s Square One Project
Chronic absenteeism down, grade level reading up

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Three years after United Way California Capital Region launched its Square One Project, more students at its partner Robla School District are attending school consistently and improving their reading. These are key indicators of success toward the project’s 20-year goal to decrease poverty in the region by increasing the number of kids graduating from high school ready for success in college or career. 

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Woodland Bayer Grant Presentation

United Way receives $10,000 Bayer Fund Grant For Woodland KinderCamp Program

Bayer Fund has awarded a $10,000 grant to Woodland United Way to support KinderCamp, a free summer program for incoming kindergarteners in Woodland who have not had the opportunity to attend preschool. Bayer Woodland employees nominated United Way for the grant from Bayer Fund, the philanthropic arm of Bayer that is focused on strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.

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United Way California Capital Region Merges with Woodland United Way
Merger will increase community impact throughout the region

After a year of exploration, community meetings and preparation, Woodland United Way and United Way California Capital Region have officially merged.
 
The new organization operates under the United Way California Capital Region name. Both groups’ boards of directors unanimously approved the merger earlier this month. The merged United Way California Capital Region maintains offices in Woodland and Sacramento. Woodland United Way executive director Lori Ross is now a staff member at United Way California Capital Region directing its Yolo County programs from the Woodland office.    

“Our organizations have a long history of collaboration and shared common goals. We approached United Way California Capital Region nearly a year ago to discuss a potential merger as a way to enhance our ability to serve our community,” said Mike Jansen, board chair, Woodland United Way. “Together, as one local United Way we are stronger and better equipped to improve the lives of residents throughout our region.”

“We are thrilled that our longtime partnership with Woodland United Way takes on an even stronger form today,” said Stephanie Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “This merger ensures we are using our resources wisely and efficiently as we work to increase the number of kids across our region who graduate from high school ready for success in college or career.”

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Stephanie Bray Bio
President & CEO, United Way California Capital Region

Stephanie Bray is a nonprofit professional with more than 25 years of experience in fund development and volunteer management for local, regional and national organizations. Prior to joining United Way, she served as executive director of the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, a supporting organization for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.