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In the news
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: ‘We’re not OK’: How teen shootings affect Fort Worth families, and what’s being done
According to Fort Worth police records, 10 young people between the ages of 1 and 18 lost their lives in shootings in 2023. Nonprofits and police are trying to change that. Listen to what they have to say about teen gun violence in North Texas.
Successes, Taxes, VITA
VITA Student Volunteer Makes a Difference
Cayla Tongol's personal experience fueled her commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives of others, which led her to volunteer for United Way of Tarrant County’s (UWTC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram: New director for Fort Worth program to curb youth shootings
An initiative to help combat youth gun violence in Fort Worth has a new director. Quaniqua Carthan is the new program director of the One Second Collaborative, which has a mission to bring together grassroots organizations across Fort Worth to…
UWTC Opens Free Tax Prep Sites This Week
With tax season starting this week, United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) announces the opening of several Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) locations across Tarrant County where qualifying residents can get their taxes filed for free.
UWTC's One Second Collaborative Names Director, Announces Youth Gun Violence Prevention Summit
In support of its efforts to reduce gun violence in Tarrant County, United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) has named Quaniqua Carthan as program director of the One Second Collaborative (OSC). Carthan and the OSC team will lead its inaugural…
December Employee Spotlight: Tesla Silva
United Way of Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) focuses on helping the older adults in our community live healthy, happy lives. Our dedicated service navigators, including Tesla Silva, make a significant impact.
November Employee Spotlight: Christine Kuehn
Meet Christine Kuehn, one of our dedicated Program Coordinators of UWTC’s One Second Collaborative (OSC), our youth gun violence intervention program. With a passion for interrupting teen gang and gun violence in Tarrant County, Christine brings a…
Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County Launches Dementia Caregivers Program
Caring for individuals with dementia can be exhausting and challenging. With that in mind, United Way of Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) is launching REACH: Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health.
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Dallas Morning News: How to best help our veterans and their families
An alarming number of North Texas veterans live in households that make less money than is needed to pay for housing, child care, health care, transportation, food and taxes, write Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and UWTC CEO Leah M. King.
Mission United, Press releases
UWTC Awards $325,000 to Support Tarrant County Veterans
United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) is proud to announce that its Mission United military outreach and services initiative has granted a total of $325,000 to eight nonprofits within the Tarrant County area. These organizations provide vital…
Meet Mike: A Beacon of Hope in Tax Season
When tax season rolls around each year, most people brace themselves for the inevitable stress and confusion that often come with filing their taxes. However, in Tarrant County, a dedicated volunteer is making this season a little brighter for low-…
John’s Journey with Mission United
Our Mission United team connects veterans, active-duty military and their families with the resources they need to thrive. We were there for U.S. Army Veteran John Kirby during a low point in of his life.Our team worked closely with John to address…
Ebony Jones Named UWTC Women United Chair
United Way of Tarrant County today announced Ebony Jones as chair of its Women United network, a group of like-minded women building stronger communities through the funding of initiatives that support women and girls in Tarrant County.
United Way of Tarrant County Announces $2.1M Community Investment
In support of its efforts to provide systemic solutions to ongoing social challenges, United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) today announced the investment of $2.1 million in 66 community-based programs supporting North Texas, thanks to contributions…
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One Second Collaborative Invests $2.1 Million in Youth Gun Violence Intervention
United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC), on behalf of the One Second Collaborative (OSC), announced today the investment of $2.1 million to 18 organizations working to reduce youth gun violence. This initial phase of OSC funding primarily supports…
Local Legends Give TCU Football Sneak Peek at Event Benefitting United Way of Tarrant County
Distinguished guests, community and business leaders, philanthropists and supporters of United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) got an insider’s look at the TCU football season Thursday evening at “Unplugged With Sonny Dykes and Randy Galloway”…
Hearst Foundations Donate $100,000 to United Way of Tarrant County's Emergency Relief Fund for Winter Relief
United Way of Tarrant County today announced the Hearst Foundations donated $100,000 to its Emergency Relief Fund to help those most impacted by the Winter Storm Uri. One hundred percent of the funds will be used to provide assistance to individuals…
Sonny Dykes and Randy Galloway Headline Event Benefiting United Way of Tarrant County
“Unplugged With Sonny Dykes and Randy Galloway,” presented by Frost Bank, an exclusive opportunity to hear from Texas Christian University’s head football coach, will be held the evening of Thursday, Aug. 17, at PalmWood Event & Conference in…
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram: New Initiative Aims To Reduce Fort Worth Teen Gun Violence
United Way and local governments plan to provide millions of dollars in funding to community organizations working to combat youth gun violence in Fort Worth, organizers said at a Wednesday webinar for the One Second Collaborative, which is kicking…
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CBS News: Double Barrage of Deadly Heat and Dangerous Air Quality Impacts Millions of Americans
At least 13 people have died as a result of heat-related deaths in the South. The heat is expected to move East as cities in the Midwest deal with unbreathable air. Michelle Miller reports from New Orleans.
United Way of Tarrant County Announces GET UNITED Leadership Committee
United Way of Tarrant County proudly announces the formation of Leaders United, a volunteer campaign leadership committee dedicated to championing its GET UNITED campaign honoring the organization’s second century of impact in the community.
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Telemundo 39: United Way Exhorta a Donar Aries Acondicionados para Familias que lo Necesitan
NBC 5, Telemundo 39 y United Way del condado de Tarrant necesitan su ayuda para combatir el calor con su campaña Beat the Heat. El objetivo es recolectar un mínimo de 100 unidades de aire acondicionado en honor al aniversario de 100 años de United…
United Way of Tarrant County Launches Beat the Heat Campaign to Protect Vulnerable Populations This Summer
As part of its mission to serve the local community in times of crisis, United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) launches its second annual Beat the Heat campaign on June 21, the organization’s planned Day of Action and the first official day of summer.…
Dementia Care Warriors and Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County To Host Free Workshop To Uplift Dementia Family Caregivers
The fourth annual REVIVE REFRESH, a brunch and workshop for caregivers of those living with dementia, will be held Saturday, May 27. The workshop will include sessions covering legal and financial planning, caregiver resources, as well as…
May Employee Spotlight: Katrine White
May is Older Americans Month, a time to spotlight the contributions of Older Americans and bring attention to the challenges that keep them from living healthy, happy lives. For Katrine White, program and outreach coordinator for the Area Agency on…
UWTC Women United Grants $60,000 to Organizations Supporting Women and Girls in Tarrant County
United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) awarded its 2023 Women’s Fund Impact Grants to The Ladder Alliance and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at its third annual Women United Investing in Impact Luncheon held May 11.
April Employee Spotlight: Roger Foggle
For Roger Foggle, work is personal. As program coordinator for UWTC’s One Second Collaborative (OSC), Roger focuses on the escalating issue of youth gun violence impacting Tarrant County, especially in low-income communities of color.
One Second Collaborative Requests for Applications Now Open
United Way of Tarrant County recently released a Request of Application to those organizations that submitted Letters of Intent to become a programmatic partner for the One Second Collaborative. These applications must be completed by Friday, May 5…
Innovative State of the Sector Research Project Aims to Better Understand Needs of Nonprofit Organizations That Serve Arlington Community
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, the largest charitable endowment in the city, is funding and developing a first-of-its-kind study to better understand the needs of the hundreds of nonprofit organizations that serve the Arlington community.