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Ma Nya and Yan Soe

Freeing the Future: Transforming Education from Preschool through Graduation

Friday, February 10, 2017

United Way is bringing people, organizations and systems together to transform education. By coordinating school districts, culturally-specific nonprofits and local governments, we can better engage every family and truly support the kids who need it most at every stage of school — from their earliest learning experiences through high school graduation.

Somali Bantu training with United Way

United Way responds to recent executive orders

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The recent executive orders from President Trump create fear and uncertainty for us and many of our neighbors throughout our region. United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is committed to making sure we have communities, homes and schools that welcome and work for everyone. Read our full response here. 

Jalaja Uppili

Volunteer Spotlight: Jalaja Uppili

Thursday, January 5, 2017

“You feel like you are helping carry on the legacy [toward] equality. If you help others, they’re going to be helpful to somebody else. You build community that way.”