Healthcare Open Enrollment

Healthcare Open Enrollment

Open enrollment starts November 1, and ends December 15, 2017 for Individual Health Insurance. If you are currently enrolled in health insurance through the marketplace, you will be auto-enrolled in the same or a similar plan unless you select a plan by December 15. Several health insurers have made changes for 2017 that may affect you. If your in ...

National Disability Month

National Disability Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month takes place each October to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "Inclusion Drives Innovation." The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congr ...

Retirement Security Week

Retirement Security Week

Does your organization work with financial planning or deal directly with seniors? Whether retirement for you is down the road or right around the corner, National Retirement Security Week (October 15-21) is a good time to educate your constituents on how to evaluate their savings plans.  Six in 10 workers say they have saved for retirement, accor ...

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day

Make A Difference Day, October 28th, is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission: to improve the lives of others. Sponsored by TEGNA, the Arby's Foundation and Points of Light, Make A Difference Day shows that anyone, no matter of age or background, can make an im ...

Nominate Outstanding Youth

Nominate Outstanding Youth

Nominations are now being accepted for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation's largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding ser ...

Helping Puerto Rico

Helping Puerto Rico

Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island, Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, the worst natural disaster the island has seen in nearly a century. Much of the island continues to not have running water or electricity; around 80 percent of the island’s crops have been destroyed. Here's some ways you can help recommended by ...

Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

This past weekend marked the beginning of, not only the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, but also the Day to Serve multi-state initiative (Sept. 9-Oct. 10). Organizations, including Virginia’s AmeriCorps programs, kicked off the month-long service event by hosting and participating in projects from food pantry collections to park cleanups. In Arlin ...

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Now that the flood waters are beginning to recede, ways in which you and your organization can help out are coming to light. Is your organization already collecting donations or money? Here are some important tips for how and where to send them so that these donations get to those who need them. Tips on Donations The overwhelming generosity of the ...

Innovation in Education Awards

Innovation in Education Awards

Governor McAuliffe is seeking nominations for the inaugural Governor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Education.  These awards recognize outstanding education professionals, teams of professionals, community partnerships, schools and divisions for excellence and achievement in a variety of categories. Nominations are open to individuals, ...

Careers Expo for Youth

Careers Expo for Youth

There's a gap between learning and work for our students. In an effort to make strides in bridging that gap, the United Way of Southwest Virginia, Ignite, and United Way Volunteer Center will present this exciting event! The Careers Expo for Youth, September 26-27, will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon. The event is an extension ...

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