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DENTON, TX (March 1, 2018) – United Way of Denton County seeks community-minded individuals and emerging corporate leaders from throughout Denton County for the 2018-2019 Leader on Loan program. Leader on Loan is a robust leadership development program focused on building business skills in areas of presentation, networking, and project management, while assisting United Way of Denton County in making a positive impact in our community.  The Leaders on Loan will lend valuable support to...
Previous Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program students proudly display their completion certificates after the Mayor’s Proclamation at Denton City Hall. DENTON, TX (Feb. 14, 2018) – United Way of Denton County hosted an information session today for local employers interested in learning more about hiring, supporting, or sponsoring students for employment during Summer 2018 as part of the annual Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program.Created in 2015, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program matches Denton...
2018 Project Blueprint graduates (From Left) Jennifer Peace, Gina Blackwell, Willie Bass, Bill Anderson, Steering Committee Chairman Guy T. Phillips, Nate Dears, Katherine Lindsay, Judy Giese, Jill Rogers and UWDC Director of Community Impact Leah Jordan DENTON, TX (Feb. 6, 2018) – The United Way of Denton County (UWDC) Board of Directors recently recognized the dedication of fourteen community members as graduates of Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training. Created in 2009, Project...
As featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle on 1/26/2018 by Julian Gill, Staff Writer... The results of the annual homeless Point-in-Time count won't be released for a few months, but officials expect a heavier focus on the homeless communities in Lewisville to reflect more accurate data.     The Point-in-Time count, required by federal law, aims to identify the number of homeless people in the Denton County. On Thursday, more than 80 volunteers visited shelters, libraries, wooded encampments...
United TRIBUTE emcees Marty Rivers and Jill Jester present Mirrorball Trophies to Jordan McDowell and Keith Pierce   DENTON, TX (Jan 22, 2018) – More than 620 people filled the ballroom at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center on Saturday night to celebrate United Way of Denton County and its 2017 successes. In addition to recognizing several organizations and individuals for their dedication to United Way’s mission to improve lives in Denton County, a $2.3 million campaign...
Dr. Kathryn Stream, Board of Commissioners Chair for Denton Housing Authority (2nd from left), presents check to United Way of Denton County representatives (from right) Courtney Cross (Director of Homelessness Initiatives), Lyle Dresser (Board Chair), and Gary Henderson (CEO).   DENTON, TX (January 17, 2018) – The Denton Housing Authority and United Way of Denton County together announced the allocation of $250,000 of non-federal funds by the Denton Housing Authority to be administered by...
Janel Eichhorn and Marci Pritts join staff as Directors of Marketing and Communications, respectively.   DENTON, TX (Jan 8, 2018) – United Way of Denton County announced today the addition of two new faces to increase capacity in Marketing, Communications and Outreach. Janel Eichhorn and Marci Pritts are the newest members of the team at the United Way of Denton County and will serve as Director of Marketing, and Director of Communications & Outreach, respectively. Teddy Yan, former...
Bill Patterson joins fellow Lifetime & Board Member Ellen Painter as they review plans for the United Way of Denton County Community Complex   DENTON, TX (Jan 4, 2018) –United Way of Denton County announced today that Bill Patterson, longtime publisher and now owner of the Denton Record-Chronicle, will be the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award to be presented at the organization’s sixth annual gala celebration United TRIBUTE on January 20, 2018.    A United Way of...
As featured in Denton Record-Chronicle on 11/28/2017 by Jenna Duncan, Staff Writer... The United Way of Denton County is raising money to build its own 12,500-square-foot building, the United Way of Denton County Community Complex.    The $3.7 million project already has $800,000 in financial backing, but the nonprofit is looking for additional funding so it can break ground in the second quarter of 2018 at 1710 Morse St.    "We know we're not adequately sized for today's need, and we know the...
As featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle on 10/18/2017 by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Staff Writer... The city of Denton announced Wednesday that a countywide collaboration has received a federal Emergency Solutions Grant for 2017-19. The two-year grant provides $600,000 annually for programs that address homelessness.    Last year, city and county groups did not qualify for the grant after receiving it for many years.    A collaboration between the city of Denton, Christian Community Action, Denton...

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