Fiscal Year 2015 kicks off with big thanks to allocations volunteers

As United Way officially begins a new Fiscal Year 2015, we took a moment to once again thank our allocations volunteers for their important work that has helped set us on track for another year of changing lives and communities.

At a special event with volunteers and our agency partners, guests enjoyed a hands on experience, connecting with each other, doing interactive exercises to learn more about the innovative work happening across our partners to support children, youth and families in our region.

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Even the delicious lunch was catered by partner agency UTEC-Lowell’s “Fresh Roots” catering program; an amazing program that works with youth to teach them not only culinary jobs skills, but valuable work experience.

This would not have been possible without the commitment and compassion that our 460 volunteers dedicated to the review process.  To see the full list of the agencies that were funded, check out the below slide show:

Read more about the Fiscal Year 2015 funding announcement, which awarded $34 million to support 185 community partners and strategies that are most effective in increasing school readiness, preventing high-school dropout and creating more opportunities to lift families out of poverty.