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 »
To address the challenges of the working poor trying to move into the economic mainstream, in the summer of 2006, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley in partnership with Bank of America, conducted a survey of 33 funded agencies that incorporate financial education into their programming. The survey gave a picture of the local financial education offerings and current needs and later informed the creation of the Financial Education Toolkit, an online resource for financial education providers. read more »
With the unemployment rate in Massachusetts hovering around 8.7%, it can be difficult to believe that there are some local jobs sitting open due to lack of qualified candidates. In places like inbound marketing firm Hubspot and Tewksbury's Raytheon unit, it's a reality HR professionals are seeing more and more. Journalist Curt Nickisch, explored this issue in a recent story on WBUR, saying: read more »
"They gave me the lock, they gave me the key, but I had to turn it."
Within a few years, Jesse Maloney has gone from being a high school dropout working odd jobs to securing a prestigious internship as a research affiliate at MIT’s Center for Material Sciences. How she got there is a story of perseverance, hope and the power of pursuing your own potential. read more »