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Meet the Staff - Everlyn

1. Tell us about yourself. 

I was born and raised in El Paso for most of my life. I am an undergrad student at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Bilingual Education with an expected graduation of December or 2019! I have three siblings, who I love with all my heart. I am very involved at UTEP, participating in organizations such as Texas State Teachers Association- Aspiring Educators (TSTA-AE) and Student Government Association and serve as part of both boards. 


Tips for Tax Season from United Way of El Paso County

You’ve likely heard the adage, “The only certainties in life are 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 MyFreeTaxes®. MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized so anyone can access MyFreeTaxes.com from their computer, tablet or smartphone. Most filers complete their taxes in less than hour.

In preparation for the tax season, here are some key tips to consider:  

University of Pittsburgh, Sun Bowl Association and United Way Team Up for Volunteer Project in Northeast El Paso

Prior to cheering on their team at the 85th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl game on Monday Dec. 31, the University of Pittsburgh Panthers staff, including Director of Athletics Heather Lyke, will leave their mark in El Paso. They have partnered with the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, the Sun Bowl Association and United Way of El Paso County (UWEPC) for a volunteer project.* 

Meet the Staff - Christina

1. Tell us about yourself. 

I am new to El Paso, originally from Maryland.  I am also a military spouse with two young kids.  I love to be active outdoors: hiking, biking, running, yardwork – as long as I’m soaking up the sunshine, I’m happy!

2. Give us a description of what you do for United Way.  

On November 15th, will you join us in being moment-makers?

It’s the season of giving, so we ask you: what would you give to help your neighbor? A child? A family? 

In just one brief moment, a child, a family or an individual's life can change- for better or for worse. When it comes to the latter, United Way of El Paso County believes we all have the power to be moment-makers, providing hope in even the most dire of predicaments. Moment-makers are community members investing in the lives of others, because they know that when we help one person, we help all. 

But we cannot do it alone.