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3 Ways United Way Fought the Summer Slide & Prepared Children for School

School is back in session. This year, many have said that the summer flew by. At United Way, we couldn't agree more but that's because we were extra busy committing ourselves to providing children with ways to prevent the summer learning loss -- the loss of academic skills or knowledge over the summer months -- and preparing young children for school. 

Tips for Tax Season from United Way of El Paso County

You’ve likely heard the adage, “Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.” Well, thanks to United Way of El Paso County at least one of those things is easier.

United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxesTM. MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized so anyone can access from their computer, tablet or smart phone. Most filers complete their taxes in less than hour.

Meet the VISTA - Eric

It's no understatement when we say Eric is the perfect fit for the work we're accomplishing with El Paso Independent District's Community Schools, a program that's helping families in Segundo Barrio find community resources. Eric is great communicator and connector who is eager to make things happen. Keep reading to learn more about him and the work he's leading. 

1. Tell me about yourself. 

Meet the VISTA - Rodolfo

If you know Rodolfo and even if you don't, you'll discover with one quick conversation that he's all about community. Through his words and actions he's showcases that he's a strong believer in community, particularly in our El Paso community and its potential. That's why we're so excited to have him on our team. For the next year, he'll be working to develop programs that will help at risk students. 

1. Tell me about yourself. 

Meet the VISTA - Kristine

We're pleased to introduce you to Kristine. She's a strong connector. Through her initiative, she's not only focused on her role as United Way's Health Access Coordinator but also on building community among all the VISTA members who are serving across the city. 

1. Tell us a little about yourself.