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United Way of Steele County would like to welcome Aron Welch to the team. His role is the Positive Community Norms Coordinator. He will be based in Blooming Prairie and working with the school district's youth population.  We sat down with him to learn a little more about…
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Summer learning loss is something that happens when school is out for the summer months and young minds sit idle.  It accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading between low-income children and their middle-income peers by Grade 9.  The good news?  We can…
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
On June 8, 2021, United Way of Steele County’s Women United held the Seventh Annual “Power of the Purse” Event which supports the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Thanks to the generosity of over 100 attendees, over $31,000 was raised, supporting this beloved local program…
Monday, June 14, 2021
Memorial Day is almost here again. For many Americans, the holiday is a chance to remember our military heroes who sacrificed their lives for our country. For others, the holiday weekend is the official kick off of summer. Time to gather with family and friends; and…
Friday, May 28, 2021
United Way of Steele County would like to welcome Mackenzie Snow to the team.  She's the new Program Coordinator for the Steele County Safe & Drug Free Coalition.  We sat down with her to learn a little more about what brought her to the non-profit sector. What was your…
Monday, May 3, 2021
United Way of Steele County helps thousands of people each year through 211
211 is Steele County’s lifeline for help. In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community find food, pay bills, and connect to other essential services. Our 211 is part of a national network, United to help as many people as…
Monday, February 1, 2021
We Keep Moving Forward It’s official, summer is over, school has started and despite a global pandemic we continue to keep moving forward. For us this means advancing the common good. We do this by focusing on income, education, and health because we know these are the…
Monday, September 14, 2020
We Figure Out A Way Today should have been the first day of the fair. It’s hard to imagine a year without this staple in the community, yet here we are. For some this may be a time of disappointment, for others, this is a time of innovation. In Steele County, when we…
Monday, August 17, 2020
An exciting announcement: this year's UWSC Campaign Kickoff is going virtual & will be a 5 day event!• Monday, August 24, 2020 – UWSC 2020 Campaign Kickoff: The State of UWSC• Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – Empowering our Youth: Education Panel• Wednesday, August 26, 2020…
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Steele County is Stronger Together I look around and see the fields primed for a strong harvest this fall. I think about this process of sowing and reaping and how that relates to the people of Steele County and the eco system that support us. Everyday we have an…
Monday, July 20, 2020