Date: April 30, 2016    Category: ,

Okay to Say campaign makes talking about mental health…more than OK

Until Ken Luce began working with his father, Tom, on the Okay to Say advertising campaign to destigmatize mental illness, he didn’t know his grandmother had suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. By Leslie Barker, The Dallas … more »

Date: April 28, 2016    Category: ,

NFL & United Way Launch National Character Education Initiative

Chicago Bears & United Way Metropolitan Chicago Host Kickoff Prior to the NFL Draft via PR Newswire (Source) – April 28, 2016 The NFL and United Way Worldwide today announced the national launch of Character … more »

Date: April 28, 2016    Category:

TexProtects’ ZipRisk Map! A New Interactive Technology for Combating Child Abuse

Partnership with UT Dallas, Alliance Data and Epsilon Provided Expertise and Resources to Produce First-of-its-Kind Interactive Data Technology By Lee Nichols, TexProtects (Source) – April 27, 2016 TexProtects, the Texas Association for the Protection of … more »

Date: April 25, 2016    Category:

A New Kind of Courage

WFAA’s Two-Part Video Series Featuring United Way GroundFloor Fellow, Adaptive Training Foundation   By Jason Wheeler, WFAA Channel 8 (Source) When we heard some of the testimonials about a Dallas gym called the Adaptive Training Foundation, we … more »

Date: April 21, 2016    Category:

Fitness and Fun in Klyde Warren Park

“Baby, I’m worth it! Uh huh, I’m worth it!” Sounds of Fifth Harmony’s up-tempo song blared through the speakers at Klyde Warren Park early Saturday morning at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’s Live! In the … more »

Date: April 18, 2016    Category:

CPS Finds Children In Backyard Shed, Father Says They’re Struggling

Officials with Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) say the department is investigating after an employee found a teenager and two younger children living in a shed without water and edible food.   By Jack Fink, … more »

Date: April 15, 2016    Category: ,

Sports Medicine Physicians of AMSSM to Create Healthy Kids Zone in Charter School

More than 70 sports medicine physicians of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) will be volunteering with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to promote health in schools with the Healthy Zone School Recognition … more »

Date: April 14, 2016    Category:

Survivors Motivated By $40 Million Domestic Violence Judgement

Domestic violence victims across North Texas are taking note and preparing to take aim at their abusers after a jury awarded a huge judgment to a battered Dallas woman.   By J.D. Miles, CBS DFW … more »

Date: April 11, 2016    Category:

Outdoor Health Fair At Klyde Warren Park In Dallas

As a part of the community impact series Unite for Change presented by Texas Instruments, in partnership with Cigna and Energy Future Holdings and its family of companies including Luminant and TXU Energy, United Way of … more »

Date: April 9, 2016    Category:

Troy Aikman’s foundation unites with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Aikman Makes Commitments Totaling $1 Million to Unite Forever Campaign April 9, 2016 Dallas Cowboys legend and community champion Troy Aikman has committed gifts totaling $1 million to the Unite Forever Campaign. The Troy Aikman Foundation … more »