#WhyWednesday: Economy Jackson

“It’s part of my mission; it’s part of who I am.”

Economy Jackson, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Associate Director of Income, explains why she loves working to improve the financial stability of families in Greater Atlanta

Many low income and working-class families in the Greater Atlanta area do not have enough “bankability” to achieve goals like qualifying for a mortgage or funding higher education and improve their credit. Interested in learning more about financial stability? Making Wages Work leverages the expertise of financial services professionals to help Greater Atlanta’s low-income and working-class families build the financial literacy they need to achieve their goals. Learn more about Making Wages Work here.

#WhyWednesday: Kim Youngpeter

“Together we create a much stronger community when those of us that have been very fortunate give back to those of us who haven’t.”

Kim Youngpeter is the Managing Director of Application Development for Rollins, Inc, and former co-chair of the United Way of Greater Atlanta Rollins, Inc. giving campaign. Today, hear why Kim works with United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Tocqueville Women United to give back to her community.

Tocqueville Women United is a transformative group of committed business and civic leaders who work to improve the lives of children under United Way’s Child Well-Being agenda. We have several different leadership societies and affinity groups working to make a difference in Greater Atlanta – find out how you can join here.

#WhyWednesday: Marshall Barton

Combating child homeless is her passion. United Way of Greater Atlanta is her platform. Today, hear why Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health employee and United Way Gwinnett County advisory board member Marshall Barton invests in the Child Well-Being Movement to give back to Greater Atlanta.

 

At United Way of Greater Atlanta, we are committed to seeing children have access to resources in order to lead happy and healthy lives through our Child Well-Being Movement. Click here  to find out how you can join the movement!

#WhyWednesday: Brandon Chubb

“I want to give back to my community; I think it’s important with the platform I have to make the difference.”

Carolina Panthers linebacker #41, Brandon Chubb, participated in a NFL Players Association externship with United Way of Greater Atlanta earlier this year. In addition to playing hard on the field, Brandon has a passion for philanthropic leadership. In October 2017, Brandon and his brother, Bradley, started their own nonprofit, the Chubb Foundation. Today, Brandon shared why community involvement matters to him!

Want to learn more about Brandon Chubb’s experience with us? Read more here.

Many of our partners leverage their corporate platform to help drive change in their communities. Find out how your company can partner with us and have a positive impact on Greater Atlanta with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

#WhyWednesday: Brenda Reid

Why is Brenda Reid, Publix Media and Community Relations Manager, and member of our Board Directors passionate about United Way of Greater Atlanta? “The model that they have is to pool the resources and attack a certain issue; then you will begin to see change.” Hear why she gives back below.

United Way’s Child Well-Being Impact Fund invents impact dollars in teams of nonprofits to work on collaborative solutions that lead to positive and sustainable outcomes for children and families. By developing 14 key index measures, we’re able to track our progress and determine what levers are the most effective in ensuring “all the children are well.” Learn more about Child Well-Being in Greater Atlanta here.

#WhyWednesday: Bill Cheeks

Bill Cheeks began his journey with United Way when he was a child. Now as President of Abba Associates, Inc. and board member of United Way of Greater Atlanta, he is excited to improve child well-being and financial stability throughout Greater Atlanta. Today, hear why he gives back to his community!

United Way is committed to improving child well-being in Greater Atlanta. Read about the how we are impacting the lives of children, families and communities in our 2018 stakeholder report.
How are the children doing in your community? Explore your child well-being score here.

#WhyWednesday: Candice Dixon

“United Way has served as the place where I’ve learned to become a more impactful volunteer and community leader.” Today, hear why Candice Dixon, Director of Corporate Partnership Development at Community Health Charities and member of United Way’s Young Professional Leaders, is dedicated to helping communities in Greater Atlanta thrive!

How do you get involved and raise awareness for issues that matter to you? United Way of Greater Atlanta Young Professional Leaders (YPL), is a compassionate, committed group of individuals on a mission to encourage the spirit of philanthropy. YPL members represent some of the top emerging leaders in Greater Atlanta, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 under 40,” as well as community and civic leaders. Chosen as one of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s five professional clubs for millennials, YPL is the group of choice for community-minded young people. In 2015, 1,335 members donated more than $1.9 million to United Way of Greater Atlanta. Join the YPL movement as they take ownership today of Atlanta’s tomorrow! Learn more about YPL and how you can get involved here.

#WhyWednesday: Kelly Solomon

Kelly Solomon, a member of the IT team at Rollins, gives back to Greater Atlanta with United Way. Today, hear how her experience as a United Way of Greater Atlanta investment volunteer opened her eyes to the work United Way is doing in the community.

How do you invest in your community? With United Way of Greater Atlanta, it’s easy to make a difference. Whether you’re interested in skills-based volunteering, joining a giving group, or advocating for community change, we can help you make an impact on the issues you care about most.

#WhyWednesday: Sarah Smith

For Sarah Smith, the inspiration to give back came early—and it all started with her Nana. Today, hear why this Young Professional Leaders advisory board member gives, advocates and volunteers with United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Sometimes the inspiration behind community service isn’t a why – it’s a who! Is there someone who has sparked your interest in philanthropy? We’d love to hear all about it. Give your inspiration a shout-out and send in your story to United Way of Greater Atlanta!

#WhyWednesday: Neha Negandhi

“If you are a citizen in this community, you are responsible for the legacy you leave for this generation and the generations that come after that.”

Neha Negandhi, United Way VIP graduate and host of the radio show Seen from the INside, shares why she gives back and gets involved in her community.

Are you ready to build connections and a legacy of community service? United Way’s Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) can help you get there. With three 10-week sessions a year, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s VIP board training program helps develop civic-minded individuals into effective board members. Click here to apply!