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A Mutual Mentoring Experience

BY Sarah Williams, Community Engagement Fellow Cross-posted with Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines Mentor is defined as: a wise and trusted counselor or teacher; an influential senior sponsor or supporter. At this year’s “Discover the Leader in You” camp at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, I had the chance to mentor and be mentored

Working together to transition from homelessness to housing

BY Candice Delgado, Community Engagement Fellow Upon accepting this community engagement fellowship opportunity, I was told that every day would be something different and each day I would learn something new. Being that I have been part of United Way’s community for over a month, I now know this to be true. I had the honor of

A Whole and Healthy Community

BY Alex Hardesty My entire life I have been surrounded by tight knit communities. As a young child my community was a therapeutic wilderness camp, where both my parents were employed. Living there was so much fun as there was always something to be explored in the woods, ice cream was an abundance, and most

Lessons learned about community engagement

BY Karen Johnson My exposure to United Way had been through the lens of my company’s annual campaign and the NFL ads during football season. I had not practiced due diligence on learning about United Way. Each year I gave by checking a box and checking one more thing off of my to-do list. When I

Collective Impact & Engaging Meaningfully for Long-Term Change

BY Robin Murchison, Community Engagement Fellow Before moving to the Triangle, I had the privilege of working for more than ten years in the nonprofit field in Florida. One aspect that I most enjoyed from that work was being deeply connected and involved with my local community. I’m driven by knowing the work that I

Collective Impact & Engaging Meaningfully for Long-Term Change

BY Robin Murchison, Community Engagement Fellow Before moving to the Triangle, I had the privilege of working for more than ten years in the nonprofit field in Florida. One aspect that I most enjoyed from that work was being deeply connected and involved with my local community. I’m driven by knowing the work that I

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