Author: Leslie Schraeder

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Articles posted by Leslie Schraeder (Page 5)

In the heart of United Way of Southwest Alabama’s footprint lies Choctaw County, home to 12,430 residents. In 2022, the UWSWA extended its helping hand to this vibrant community, providing a total of $15,600 in funding to nine esteemed partner agencies. These funds paved the way for crucial services, touching the lives of 3,078 individuals and making a significant impact.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) is thrilled to announce that in addition to the esteemed keynote speaker, Dr. Ron Ferguson, Ph.D., founder and president of The Basics, the 2023 Annual Meeting will feature a special presentation from Dr. Jan Hume, the Acting Secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE). Dr. Hume brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Alabama public policy and administration, particularly in the field of early childhood education. The event will take place on August 10, 2023, at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, located at 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) proudly announces the graduation of the Project Blueprint (PBP) Class of 2023, held on Friday, July 14, 2023, at the Levon C. Manzie Neighborhood Resource Center. The event marked the culmination of an enriching program that equips community leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to serve effectively on nonprofit boards

We are excited to shine the spotlight on another talented UWSWA intern, Caroline Kercher, a student at the University of Alabama with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Communication Studies. As an intern in the Marketing & Communications department, Caroline has been instrumental in helping us spread awareness about our initiatives and impact in the community.

At the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), Troy Gibson, an aspiring healthcare administrator majoring in Medical Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has found a transformative internship opportunity. Hailing from Satsuma, Alabama, Troy believes that internships provide invaluable real-world experience, allowing him to enhance his professional skills and contribute meaningfully to his future career.

In our latest intern spotlight, we are thrilled to introduce Brooke Sterling, a remarkable student hailing from the University of Alabama. Majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Music, Brooke brings a unique blend of analytical thinking and creative expression to her internship at the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA).

In this intern spotlight, we shine a light on the exceptional contributions and transformative journey of John “Wyatt” Rice during his time at the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA). A Marine Sciences major with a minor in Music at the University of South Alabama, Wyatt’s internship at United Way became a meaningful experience that opened his eyes to the realities of the community and inspired his commitment to making a positive impact.

We are delighted to introduce JaMarcus Coats, a driven and compassionate young individual who is making a difference as an intern at the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA). Hailing from Ben C Rain High School, JaMarcus has set his sights on becoming an engineer, and his internship at UWSWA has provided him with a unique opportunity to contribute to the community while gaining valuable professional experience.

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