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Build a stronger Santa Cruz County by helping United Way connect with workforce partners in a meaningful way. United Way of Santa Cruz County is seeking a Community Giving Coordinator who will develop engagement strategies to develop and deepen... Read More
Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 2:01pm
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Santa Cruz Sentinelby Jondi Gumz  Sally Arnold, a teacher at Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School, saw a first-grader arrive from Mexico who developed a streetwise aggression to compensate as his skills fell behind his classmates — until he got... Read More
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:38am
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Santa Cruz SentinelBy Samantha Clark  The United Way of Santa Cruz County celebrated 211 Day on Wednesday with demonstrations of the hotline in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. The hotline connects callers with more than 300 local community services,... Read More
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:35am
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Santa Cruz Good Times Wednesday, December 10th, 2014- New report finds both positive and negative social and economic trends in the county The 20th annual Community Assessment Project (CAP) report was released on Monday, Nov. 24, offering insight... Read More
Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 1:15pm
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WATSONVILLE & SANTA CRUZ, CA—On Dec. 2 & 4, 2014 over 160 members of the public joined in one of the two community conversations focused on how best to prevent and end homelessness in Santa Cruz County. The events, sponsored by United Way of... Read More
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:42pm
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Community Assessment Porject Provides Snapshot of Quality of Life in Santa CruzSanta Cruz SentinelBy Samantha Clark   APTOS, Despite an improving economy, the divide between the haves and the have-nots persists in Santa Cruz County, according to an... Read More
Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Santa Cruz Sentinel by Terri Morgan Sunday, September 28th, 2014 WATSONVILLE >> Julian Alcantar and Hazel Hernandez want to get their young daughter off to a healthy start in life. So while 17-month-old Sofia Alcantar was exploring some of... Read More
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 3:16pm
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If a child is not in school, they're likely headed off track. While too many of our children - as many as 7.5 million across the country - miss nearly a month of school every year, there's a growing awareness here in Santa Cruz that commonsense... Read More
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 12:05pm
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By Maria GrusauskasGood TimesJuly 29th, 2014Santa Cruz just received a high ranking among California counties. But it may be hiding some of the biggest health dangers facing our areaSanta Cruz County is a mecca for the health conscious, the active... Read More
Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:07pm
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The Child Abuse Prevention Committee, a program of the Children's Network and coordinated by United Way of Santa Cruz County, conducts eight free mandated reporter trainings each fiscal year.  See the full training schedule here. Read More
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:27am
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