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Dec 08, 2014, 09:46 ET
The 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard Report was developed by the Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement with support from United Way of New York City, City Harvest and the New York Community Trust. The panel event marking the release of the report was hosted in conjunction with Crain's New York Business at The New School.

New Report: 42% of New York Households Don't Meet Basic Self-Sufficiency Standards

 The Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement, United Way of New York City, City Harvest and New York Community Trust are pleased to...

Oct 23, 2014, 14:50 ET
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Joins United Way of NYC to Boost Youth Health Through Annual Hometown Huddle Program

 On Tuesday, October 21, close to 100 NFL employees and Commissioner Roger Goodell teamed up with United Way of New York City for the 2014...

Jul 14, 2014, 09:00 ET
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United Way of New York City and NYC Service Launch Ambitious Service and Volunteerism Effort in Partnership with The Franklin Project

United Way of New York City and NYC Service today announced a partnership with The Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute to launch an ambitious...

Oct 04, 2013, 08:00 ET

United Way of New York City & Skanska Host READ NYC 5th Annual Community Festival

Thousands of New Yorkers will join United Way of New York City and Skanska to celebrate their 5th Annual Community Festival featuring live...

Mar 04, 2013, 07:00 ET

United Way of New York City Distributes Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund for Communities on Eastern Seaboard Hardest Hit by Storm

 United Way of New York City (UWNYC) announces today the first phase of distribution of the $9.64 million raised for the United Way Hurricane...

Dec 19, 2012, 09:00 ET

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund Receives $5 Million Contribution from Lilly Endowment Inc.

 United Way of New York City and United Way Worldwide announced today that $5 million has been added to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery...

Nov 20, 2012, 12:11 ET

United Way of New York City Provides Hot Thanksgiving Dinners on Black Friday for those on Coney Island Hardest Hit by Hurricane Sandy

 In lieu of shopping, many New Yorkers are donating their time on Black Friday to helping out the victims of Hurricane Sandy. United Way of New...

Nov 01, 2012, 10:34 ET

United Way Announces Regional Fund for Communities Hardest Hit by Sandy Throughout the Eastern Seaboard

United Way today announced the creation of the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund (#sandyfund). Contributions to the Fund will be used by...

Oct 04, 2012, 10:23 ET
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United Way of NYC Names Sheena Wright as New President & CEO

United Way of New York City today announced that Sheena Wright will be the new President and CEO, effective mid-November.  Ms. Wright has...

Jan 26, 2012, 18:28 ET
Jay Z at Carnegie Hall -- tickets on sale Monday, January 30 at 11 a.m. EST.  (PRNewsFoto/United Way of New York City)

JAY Z Carnegie Hall Concert Tickets Go on Sale to the Public on Monday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. EST

 In his most intimate performances in years, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter will headline at Carnegie Hall, in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, raising...

Dec 08, 2011, 14:02 ET

Shawn "JAY Z" Carter Sets the Stage for Historic Evenings at the Legendary Carnegie Hall

In his most intimate performances in years, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter will headline at Carnegie Hall, in the Stern Auditorium, raising...

Jul 15, 2003, 01:00 ET

Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, New UCP/NYC Assistant Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP/NYC) is proud to announce the appointment of Dara Richardson-Heron,...

Sep 16, 2002, 01:00 ET

New York Area Corporations Remain Committed to Charity, 61% Report Gifting Levels to Hold Steady or Increase This Year

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first study to measure how charitable giving among New York-area corporations was affected by the...

Apr 23, 2002, 01:00 ET

Comprehensive Study Finds Problems Mount For 'Indirect Victims' of WTC Attacks

NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a report released today by United Way of New York City (UWNYC), in conjunction with local public...

Feb 28, 2002, 00:00 ET

New York City's Low-Wage Workers Are First in Nation To Benefit from 'Self-Sufficiency Calculator'

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City today became the first municipality in the nation to deploy a new software tool that will help...

Feb 19, 2002, 00:00 ET

Asthma Identified as a Leading Cause of School Absences

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way of New York City (UWNYC) announced today a pioneering program that teaches parents and children how...

Oct 15, 2001, 01:00 ET

Former Ford Foundation President Franklin Thomas to Lead September 11th Funds As Chairman; Board Named; Joshua Gotbaum Named Executive Director & CEO

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Community Trust and United Way of New York City, the nonprofit organizations that established The...

Oct 03, 2001, 01:00 ET

September 11th Fund Makes Additional Grants to Nonprofit Agencies Offering Aid to Disaster Victims & Families

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The September 11th Fund -- established by United Way of New York City and The New York Community Trust to meet...

Sep 24, 2001, 01:00 ET

September 11th Funds Begin Helping Disaster Victims Through Safe Horizon

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As corporate and individual generosity continues to pour into the offices of United Way of New York City and...

Sep 19, 2001, 01:00 ET

September 11th Fund Reaches $89 Million

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Donations pledged to the September 11th Fund, created by United Way and The New York Community Trust to help...