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The Impact of the Rising Stars Program

Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015 Related:

InterFaith Volunteer Caregivers, a funed patner of United Way of South Central Idaho received a call for assistance from a Nun who was living with and caring for her 92 year old mother in Jerome.  The mother had become weak so was wheel chair bound.  The daughter, mother and caretakers could not safely get her wheel chair in or out of their home as there were many steep steps outside the front door. 

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Related:

Here is a story from one of the children who were helped by CASA… “Growing up in foster care I had more moms and dads than I can count. It was very hard being a nine year old girl growing up in the system. I...

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Related:

As health and nutrition are becoming more important factors in determining the foods cafeterias offer, communities can integrate with United Way campaigns that are aimed to provide more accessible options for healthy eating in schools and educate children on the importance of proper nutrition.

In the United States, more than two-thirds of adults and children are overweight or obese. Not only is this a physical health concern, but it can be...

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Related: Health | Education

The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness. The first few years of education and preparedness are the most crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which children can adapt to school systems and learn successfully. During this period, children develop primary skills that form the foundations of reading, counting, and social interaction.

The levels of preparedness with which a child...

Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 Related: Education