May 2011 Blog Posts

Is Australia on the right path to education reform?

posted by United Way, 25 May 2011

Like America, Australia has an embarrassingly widening gap in education standards between students from socially and economically advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds.  Something that United Way Australia knows well from conducting research with the Centre for Social Impact in 2009. Both countries have talked a lot about education reform…See the Sydney Morning Herald’s blog for discussion …read more


5 cents added up to over $9000!

posted by United Way, 17 May 2011

As the campaign draws to a close, United Way WA are thrilled to announce that over $9000 was raised and would like to thank everyone who donated and acknowledge the terrific efforts and support of the organisations that made it happen – community partners, The West media and Sonshine FM, HBF and Westpac, Linc Integrated, …read more


Making comms tools to make children smile

posted by United Way, 09 May 2011

Learning resources are greatly needed by organisations such as Pathways Early Childhood Intervention (ECI).  Pathways ECI provides play-based early childhood intervention and family centred programs for children with delays in their development.  They work with families to develop individual programs for each child. The centre at Marrickville offers families flexible and responsive choices like practical training programs for parents, …read more


Update on 5 cents for 5 senses campaign

posted by United Way, 04 May 2011

Since launching this campaign we have received some fantastic local coverage in WA with articles in The West and The West Weekend which has really helped raise the profile of the issue. The campaign has now ended but people can still donate their 5 cent coins at Westapac and HBF branches til the end of this week. …read more


Using rubbish to create engaging opportunities

posted by United Way, 01 May 2011

Movies, ten pin bowling and family trips are enjoyed by many children during the school holidays in Sydney  but not all children are lucky enough to have the opportuniy to participate in these actitivites. During the recent April school holidays United Way facilitated 2 corporate (AMP and BankWest participated) volunteer days with the children from Glebe Centipede who …read more


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