Submitted by David Rabin, CEO at the Greenwich United Way
One question I have been asked so often since becoming CEO at the Greenwich United Way almost four years ago is: Why should I give to the Greenwich United Way? One sentence sums it up: For 86 years, the Greenwich United Way has been the only organization in town that improves the quality of life for ALL of Greenwich! How do we do that? A dual strategy: through our detailed grants process and our own programs.
Our grants process, or Community Investment Process (CIP), accepts grant applications from organizations that serve Greenwich residents. With the help of upwards of 25 community volunteers, we do a deep dive into every application. Continue Reading →
Participants will present contributions they each made to the organizations they chose to support. The evening will culminate with a holiday bazaar reception and sale. Continue Reading →
Jaime Eisenberg is chairing the Greenwich United Way annual campaign for the second year in a row and her team includes Greenwich United Way Tocqueville Chair Sabrina Pray Forsythe. Continue Reading →
Donors are asked to bring new and gently used shoes and new socks to the Greenwich United Way office, Perrot Library or Shoes ‘N’ More. Continue Reading →
The Greenwich United Way hosted the Reading Champions Summit & Volunteer Workshop on Tuesday at Greenwich Town Hall for the more than 120 Reading Champions volunteers, potential volunteers and the public. “Over the years our literacy support program has grown in importance and size and is now active in all 11 Greenwich Elementary Public Schools and four after-school programs,” said David Rabin, President and CEO of the Greenwich United Way. Rabin said program expansion is planned to reach the unmet needs of even more students. The growing number of trained volunteers provides support through one-on-one weekly sessions that students benefit from throughout the school year. Reading Champions helps develops the skill necessary for emerging readers to succeed and inspires greater confidence.”
Literacy expert Joan Kelley, Ed. Continue Reading →
tarr Films visits the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center Afterschool Program to capture testimony from students, parents, program staff, and volunteers participating in the reading fluency program.
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Cameras were flashing. The red carpet was unfurled. Guests arrived in style and were greeted by the paparazzi on Saturday night at the “Together We Shine” dinner and dance at Greenwich YWCA. Greenwich based teen volunteers led by the Greenwich Jr United Way organized the event. Greenwich High School clubs including Hand in Hand, Unified Sports, Come Together, Picking Up the Pieces, Roots and Shoots, Outreach Club, Former Attire and the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Keystone Club also participated in the elegant evening. Continue Reading →
Volunteers who work with young students involved in the Reading Champions program were honored at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. Continue Reading →
On Sunday, April 29, and Monday, April 30, The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony invited the Greenwich United Way to honor Reading Champion Volunteers and celebrate the program’s 10th Anniversary. Continue Reading →
Last October David Rabin announced that the Greenwich United Way is planning to built on the success of the Reading Champions to include Math, Finance and Coding in the future. Continue Reading →