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Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: Modernize the 211 Referral Helpline

211 is an important community resource that can be particularly useful for our low-income neighbors. However, the service has been underfunded for years. Dur…

Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: Equity in Public Transportation

Public transportation is vital for Texans to be able to access education, financial stability and healthcare services. The Texas Department of Transportation…

Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: School-Based Mental Health

Childhood mental health is in crisis in Texas and across the nation. During the Texas Legislature’s 2023 session, lawmakers are considering several bills tha…

At United Way Day at the Capitol, Advocates Call Attention to Key Policy Issues for North Texans

At United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, one of the ways we work to improve access to education, income and health is by uniting our voices through advocacy. Wh…

Our 2023 Legislative Priorities at United Way of Dallas

The 88th Texas Legislature is in full swing, and lawmakers have introduced more than 4,500 bills on a staggering number of topics. At United Way of Metropoli…

How We Can All Improve Reading Proficiency in North Texas

With United Way Reading Day happening in just a few weeks, everyone at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is feeling the excitement around this exciting and i…

By Supporting STEM Education, We Can All Help Build the Workforce of the Future

STEM—which stands for science, technology, engineering and math—has become an important focus of many school districts across North Texas. STEM programming i…

School Resource Rooms Benefit the Entire Community

In schools across North Texas, unequal access to key resources can negatively affect children’s educational outcomes, preventing them from succeeding in scho…