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advocateBe Informed

See how Portage County ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health. Use the United Way Common Good Forecaster, a powerful online tool that lets people see for themselves how improving the education level has a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.

 

advocateEngage with your community

Host a community conversation with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. Learn about what people say are their aspirations for your community and talk about how you can work together to address challenges. Read the Harwood Institute Community Conversation Guide. (pdf)

 

advocateTell your advocacy story

Share how you are advocating in your community

 

Raise Awareness About a Cause

Use social media tools to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about. Sample tweets and Facebook messages are below:

Twitter

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  • EDUCATION: Every dollar to early childhood programs saves 7 in adulthood http://bit.ly/xrMw0t #LIVEUNITED
  • INCOME: Children are the poorest age group w/ 15.5M children living in poverty http://bit.ly/LcCk31 #LIVEUNITED
  • HEALTH: Uninsured children in fair or poor health are 5X more likely not to have a regular provider of care http://bit.ly/yWNHsu #LIVEUNITED
  • Join our #KidsWin Rally to raise awareness about the issue of disconnected youth.  Help us reengage young people that are unattached from work and school.  Learn more.

Facebook

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  • EDUCATION: Students who don't read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave without a diploma than proficient readers. Support United Way's work to promote the importance of early grade reading: http://bit.ly/xrMw0t
  • INCOME: Children are the poorest age group with 15.5 million children living in poverty. Support programs that help poor children and families: http://bit.ly/LcCk31
  • HEALTH: Seriously ill children without insurance who end up in the hospital are 60% more likely to die than the sick children in the same facility who have insurance. Help United Way increase children's health coverage: http://bit.ly/yWNHsu