A few weeks ago the reality of gun violence was made apparent to us at United Way in an all too graphic fashion. At a little after 5pm when people began to leave the office we heard what could have been a backfire or early fireworks, but instead was gunfire.

Yes, another shooting in our city. This time the attack...

Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016

We #LiveUnited. The Violence Has To Stop.

Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016

Natalie is a freshman at Marist College with a double major in Criminal Justice and Spanish. She is from California, but enjoys being on the East Coast and lending a hand around the Poughkeepsie community. An active member of Campus Ministry, Natalie participates in various community service projects and even drives the...

Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016

Kathleen O’Keefe is the Associate Director of the Mount Saint Mary College Career Center, and has been volunteering with United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region for several years. In addition to various volunteer activities, Kathleen serves on United Way’s Education Council. This April, Kathleen and her colleagues teamed...

Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016

A Celebration of Reading

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016

Today Kevin Cleary, United Way Board Member and Vice President of Sales at IBM, visited Book Buddies at Gov. Clinton Elementary School.

Kevin got to witness Book Buddies “in action” working with at-risk children. Clinton is on their 5th year in the Book Buddies Program. ...

Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016