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Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 8/18/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

United Way is one of the best-known brands in U.S. philanthropy. The first United Way was founded in Denver in 1887 by a concerned citizen, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi who recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city’s social ills. 127 years later, 1,200 United Ways across the country continue to move the needle on the greatest challenges facing their communities.

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 8/4/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Salvador Martinez is ready to be a leader. The Anaheim High School junior has dodged gang life and avoided the temptations of drugs and alcohol. He knows the ramifications of poverty all too well, yet he is grateful for his parents’ sacrifice to carve out a better life for their three children. Living paycheck to paycheck, the Martinez family has relocated frequently, making home—and the sense of grounding and stability it can provide—a moving target.