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United Way of the Lower Mainland
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Have you heard the buzz? United Way My Neighbourhood, My Future is moving ahead with a new name—one that boldly announces our intent to create effective avenues of change for kids in our community. Announcing United Way Avenues of Change!

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What the heck does United Way do with all those donations? Watch the video to hear Miss Jayda tell it like it is.
http://www.uwlm.ca/tellingitlikeitis

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Surrey School District moves United Way funded community-school programming and early learning efforts beyond school walls http://ow.ly/JQr09 
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United Way celebrated the extraordinary generosity of individuals and workplaces across the Lower Mainland at last week's Scotiabank & United Way Community Spirit Awards.  To see some fantastic photos of the event and learn about the Award Winners, Awards of Excellence and Top Contributors, visit the link below.  

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United Way works with partners across the Lower Mainland and supports Community School initiatives in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, Surrey and Vancouver. One of these schools is Byrne Creek Community Secondary School in Burnaby.  At this week's Scotiabank and United Way Community Spirit Awards, we celebrate the success of Community Schools and have invited Principal David Starr and student, Margaret Anteros to join us as guest speakers.

http://www.uwlm.ca/blog/imagine-schools-safe-caring-centres-communities

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Today bc211 launches their new text 2-1-1 service. Accessing free info and referrals in B.C. no longer requires a phone call #iNeedbc211

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Kids who are taught how to be mindful—defined as “paying attention in the present moment without judgment”—are happier, kinder, and do better in math than kids who aren’t.

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SFU economic professor John Richards says that the high-school graduation rates for Aboriginal children in B.C. are better than any other province. Find out what B.C. is doing to achieve this.
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