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Get more involved and be a part of United Way Suncoast by attending one of our upcoming events.


Next Upcoming Event:

ReadingPals Orientation

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1:00 – 3:00 PM
United Way Suncoast Tampa Office
5201 W Kennedy Blvd #600, Tampa, FL 33609

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Become a ReadingPal.

ReadingPals is a United Way program where volunteers provide positive reinforcement and personal attention to a child (kindergarten through 3rd grade) who would benefit from a little extra reading support. We aim to not only improve children’s reading skills, but also impart a love of reading.

As a ReadingPal volunteer, you will:

  • Commit to regularly meet one hour a week with the same child as a ReadingPal Tutor.

There are 6 after-school sites to choose from across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

For more information and to submit interest in becoming a ReadingPal, contact Nicole Brown at nbrown@uwsuncoast.org or 813-274-0998.

February 2020

Tax-a-Thon 2020

 

 

United Way Suncoast is pleased to announce our third annual Tax-a-thon on Saturday, February 8 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

If you earned less than $66,000, you don’t need to pay $200 or more for simple tax preparation. IRS-certified volunteers will prepare your taxes and ensure you get the largest refund for which you qualify.

The Tax-a-thon will also include a variety of financial empowerment resources. Our community partners will be on-site offering safe and affordable banking options, financial coaching, legal support for tax concerns and much more. Attendees will also have access to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for help with any ongoing IRS issues.

United Way Suncoast’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Tax-a-thon will take place at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Dale Mabry, located at 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd, Technology Building – 4th Floor, Tampa, FL 33614.

If you would like more information or have other questions regarding our VITA Tax-a-thon, contact Margie Perez, 813-274-0920, mperez@uwsuncoast.org.

 

ReadingPals Orientation

readingpals logo 2019

1:00 – 3:00 PM
United Way Suncoast Tampa Office
5201 W Kennedy Blvd #600, Tampa, FL 33609

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Become a ReadingPal.

ReadingPals is a United Way program where volunteers provide positive reinforcement and personal attention to a child (kindergarten through 3rd grade) who would benefit from a little extra reading support. We aim to not only improve children’s reading skills, but also impart a love of reading.

As a ReadingPal volunteer, you will:

  • Commit to regularly meet one hour a week with the same child as a ReadingPal Tutor.

There are 6 after-school sites to choose from across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

For more information and to submit interest in becoming a ReadingPal, contact Nicole Brown at nbrown@uwsuncoast.org or 813-274-0998.

Advocacy in Action: Sarasota

We hope you will join us at Advocacy in Action: Sarasota on Wednesday, February 19th from 11am- 1pm.

We will be gathering at United Way Suncoast, located at 1800 2nd Street Suite 102 Sarasota, FL 34609, as we learn from local leaders about advocating for affordable quality child care and early learning through public policy and volunteerism.

 

Debbie LaPinska, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at PGT Innovations, Jacki Dezelski, CEO of Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Massie with USF Sarasota-
Manatee and Janet Kahn, Executive Director of the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota have agreed to share their experience and wisdom advocating for the needs of children in
our community to empower us to fight for the affordability of care and early learning opportunities.

 

REGISTER HERE.

Building Your Brand – UWS Leadership Development Series

We think we have to #hustleharder or constantly #riseandgrind to achieve our career goals. The truth is, sometimes, we need a little help along the way from peers and leaders to reach success.

This session is ideal for those that are driving hard toward their objective, as well as those who may not yet have clearly defined professional goals, and those who feel like they are just coasting and need a kick start. Our esteemed panel will cover topics that include:

  • What is a personal brand?
  • Who is my audience and what is my story?
  • What are some strategies to building and nurturing an effective professional network? (Without spending a lot of time.)
  • With so many social networks, how do I build my online network? What does my brand look like offline?
  • How can I assess where I am now and what are achievable individual goals for personal brand development?

Join us for coffee, networking with other community-minded professionals, and engaging conversation to help build your professional skill and achieve your individual goals.

  • 7:30 am – 8:00 am – Coffee & Networking
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Program

REGISTER HERE.