BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley in partnership with United Ways of New Bedford and Brockton, today announced a new investment of nearly $150,000 to advance foreclosure prevention services for Massachusetts families. In 2008, more than 12,000 foreclosure deeds were recorded in Massachusetts, more than triple the amount in 2006. With this investment, United Way aims to enable more homeowners across eastern Massachusetts to gain the financial education and counseling they need to work out an affordable mortgage and remain housed. read more »
Over the past 11 years, United Way's Board Connection has brought together countless professionals seeking meaningful community leadership opportunities with executive directors and board members of nonprofit organizations looking to strengthen their volunteer leadership boards and communities. Register Online today! Location: Seaport Hotel 1 Seaport Lane Boston, MA 02210 read more »
LIVE UNITED began as a simple T-shirt—something individuals could wear to show they are part of a collective of people working to advance the common good. Since then, it has become the beginnings of a much larger movement, a mentality that we are all people, connected, interdependent, united. and that when we reach out a hand to one, we have the power to influence the condition of all. read more »
"If you lost the most precious thing you have, how much more precious is it if you find it again?"
Today, George Caponigro lives for precious moments and the family that he thought he'd lost forever. In his cozy apartment, filled with photos of his grandchildren and the many recognitions he has received for his work as a homeless advocate, George
is a long way from the bench on Boston Common that he once called home. read more »