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Women's Leadership Council invests $500K in local programs

WLC invests $500K in local programs
WLC invests $500K in local programs
Posted at 1:02 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 16:02:59-04

United Way of Southern Nevada's Women's Leadership Council recently announced that it invested a record-breaking $543,114 into the community in the past year.

This year marks the first year of United Way’s Community-Based Agenda (CBA), its road-map to improving lives focused on helping the whole family from cradle to career. It is based on providing strong starts for children and students while supporting their families to end multi-generational poverty and create lasting, transformational change for Southern Nevada.

The money was donated to the following:

  • UNLV Foundation – Back on Track (BOT) Program
  • Tech Impact – ITWorks and CXWorks Las Vegas Workforce Development Programs for Young Adults
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada – Preparing for Life Success: JA’s “High School Graduation+”
  • Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow – Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
  • Goodwill of Southern Nevada – The Career Connections Program
  • Spread the Word Nevada – Taylor Elementary School: Leaders for Literacy
  • Chicanos Por La Causa – College Access Program
  • Communities in Schools – Academy Class
  • Emerging Leadership Award for Women Scholarship (administered through the Public Education Foundation)

WLC is part of a national network of over 70,000 dedicated women philanthropists who have collectively raised over $1.5 billion in supporting United Way's mission to improve lives and build stronger communities. In southern Nevada, the WLC has raised over $2.2M since our inception, investing our dollars in projects which are changing lives. Visit uwsn.org/wlc to learn more.