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Damien Cole, a local Poughkeepsie resident and Nubian Directions YouthBuild/AmeriCorps member, is dedicated to volunteering.

Nubian Directions works to provide technology training, work readiness skills and educational support services for youth and adults to enhance the workforce. They are well known for their...

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016

Volunteering is nothing new to Christie VanHorne. From her college days volunteering with UNICEF, to volunteering abroad in Africa and eventually joining the Peace Corps, it’s safe to say that Christie VanHorne is no stranger to the art of volunteerism. “Volunteering has always been a huge part of my life!” Christie...

Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016

Rose Ann Simpson recently ended her long career with the Poughkeepsie Journal. During her 28 years at the Poughkeepsie Journal, she served her community by participating as the Employee Campaign Manager for the Poughkeepsie Journal’s United Way Campaign...

Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016

Fifteen years ago Pat Fayo was driving home from a grueling twelve hour day at her corporate job. During that drive she had an epiphany. After reflecting upon what she was accomplishing, she realized it wasn’t enough.

So after 19 years in the corporate world she went back to the drawing board. She started her own business,...

Posted: Friday, January 15, 2016

Phil Lekanides has been a member of Young Leaders United for over four years. During his tenure with United Way he has contributed countless hours to several initiatives. He has refurbished homes with Rebuilding Together Dutchess County, beautified the City of Poughkeepsie with the Middle Main initiative, served as a community...

Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015

Jodi Harris has been a long time United Way ambassador, first as a Young Leader, then as a Loaned Executive. This year Jodi is the co-chair for Central Hudson’s United Way Workplace Campaign. In her new role she has managed several events aimed at increasing employee giving and participation. “The United Way campaign is ingrained in our company culture, I just try to keep the momentum going.”

Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015

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