UWSWA Seeking Administrative Coordinator

UWSWA Seeking Administrative Coordinator

United Way of Southwest Alabama is hiring!

We are accepting applications for an Administrative Coordinator to provide administrative support to the President/CEO, CFO and Vice Presidents. Ideal candidates must have at least 3 years of administrative experience and a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

For a full job description, click here.

Interested candidates should email a resume to jchenoweth@uwswa.org by May 22, 2018.

From Mobile to Munich: Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge Students are Soaring Abroad

From Mobile to Munich: Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge Students are Soaring Abroad

Three Palmer Pillans Middle School students from Mobile, AL, who participated in the Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge program left for Munich, Germany on Tuesday, May 2, 2018, to participate in the Flying Experience Day in celebration of the Airbus Foundation’s 10th Anniversary. The students, traveling with Pillans Principal Jacinda Hollins and UWSWA Vice President of Community Impact Laurie Childers, will represent their school among other Airbus Flying Challenge participants from five countries.

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UWSWA Holds 2nd Annual Volunteer Awards Reception

UWSWA Holds 2nd Annual Volunteer Awards Reception

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) held its annual awards reception to recognize and celebrate the people, organizations, and workplaces that work tirelessly and collectively to make change happen in Southwest Alabama.

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Third Annual Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge a Success

Third Annual Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge a Success

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the third year of the Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge came to an end with an exciting closing event at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center (Exploreum) where  students and volunteer mentors enjoyed touring the Permian Monsters Exhibit and the Scratch Factory followed by a trip to the Airbus Americas Engineering  (Airbus Engineering) office in Mobile for a tour and a certificate ceremony recognizing the students for completing the mentorship program for this school year. An extra bonus to the program this year:  three students from Palmer Pillans Middle School (Pillans) have been chosen to represent Mobile’s participants at a global gathering of Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge mentees in Munich, Germany, next month.

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UWSWA Names New President & CEO

UWSWA Names New President & CEO

United Way of Southwest Alabama  announced Jill Chenoweth as new President & CEO. Chenoweth has served as UWSWA Vice President of Resource Development since October 2017.

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Emerging Leader Spotlight: Jeff Johnston

Emerging Leader Spotlight: Jeff Johnston

Name: Jeff Johnston

Company Name: Shoe Station

Position: Corporate Counsel and Assistant Buyer

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Emerging Leader Spotlight: LaKeisha

Emerging Leader Spotlight: LaKeisha

Name: LaKeisha S. Williams

Company Name: Mobile Community Action, Inc.

Position: Community Services Admin Assistant, ROMA Trainer & Social Media Coordinator

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Emerging Leader Spotlight: Anne Laurie

Emerging Leader Spotlight: Anne Laurie

Name: Anne Laurie McClurkin, Esq.

Company: McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC

Position: Attorney-member

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2017 Women United Diaper Drive A Success

2017 Women United Diaper Drive A Success

Women United of Southwest Alabama, the women’s leadership initiative of United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) collected diaper donations to advance the health and economic stability for families in our area. The drive, which lasted from October through the end of 2017, collected more than 17,000 diapers and wipes distributed to four United Way partners: Dumas Wesley Community Center, Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast, Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services, and Penelope House.

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Free Tax Preparation for Eligible Tax Payers

Free Tax Preparation for Eligible Tax Payers

United Way of Southwest Alabama is once again leading the South Alabama Free E-File (SAFE) Coalition to provide opportunities for eligible tax payers to receive free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. There are numerous VITA and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) tax preparation sites located throughout Southwest Alabama.

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