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“Next Right Thing”

“Next Right Thing”

The “Next Right Thing” extended-day tutoring program is meeting or exceeding their goals to help under-performing elementary school students read at grade level, according to a recent report by United Way of Escambia County. Last August, United Way of Escambia County awarded a potential [...]

Dine Out For St. Patty’s Day

Dine Out For St. Patty’s Day

St. Patty’s Day weekend isn’t just about green beer – okay, it is, but this year it’s also about giving back to the community. March 16 to 18, dine out at selected restaurants in Pensacola and they will donate 10 percent or more of their net proceeds to United Way of Escambia [...]

Lunch with Malcolm

Tying community-involvement with students to their success in school—and life— Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas challenged people to become actively involved with youth. Speaking to a United Way Emerging Leaders lunch crowd today, the Superintendent laid out a [...]

Affiliated Baseball Parks – Single A

Affiliated Baseball Parks – Single A

The naysayers like to make a big deal out of the Pensacola Pelicans aren't an affiliated team. Of course they can't be playing in the tiny UWF ball park, that is even substandard for a college ball field. The most-likely affiliated league for Pensacola would be South Atlantic. Here are their [...]

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

I spoke with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson this morning about his and Santa Rosa Commissioner Gordon Goodin's meetings with the Coast Guard and British Petroleum. Congressman Jeff Miller set up the meetings as part of the Gulf Coast/Washington trip for area leaders that lobbies [...]

Cutting funds for non-profits

Cutting funds for non-profits

The Pensacola City Council is faced with an estimated $1.8 million deficit in the fiscal year 2010-11 budget. Instead of looking at how it may save dollars by consolidating services with the county, the immediate reaction is to cut funding to United Way and other charities that deal with this [...]

United Way shows how to handle funds

United Way shows how to handle funds

United Way of Escambia County is very transparent in how it handles the $125,500 that it gets from the City of Pensacola ($30K) and Escambia County ($95,500). A set of volunteers on its Human Services Appropriations Committee reviews the applications of non-profits and determines how to dole out [...]

IN impacts United Way

IN impacts United Way

From Kris Toma, Marketing and Communications Director, United Way of Escambia County: The weekly radio interviews (IN Your Head Radio - 1620AM 1-2 p.m.) have had a direct, positive impact on our campaign and I thank you so much for helping us inform the community of our efforts. Anecdotally, I [...]