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April 22, 2021

Celebrate Earth Month: Citizen Science

Throughout the year, the UW Combined Fund Drive acts as a resource for engaging in active citizenship. Our annual campaign is an avenue for investing in nonprofits that advocate for, take care of, and support the many causes about which you are passionate. This year, we also highlighted UW and local nonprofit wisdom through our…

May 3, 2021

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

Whatever the reason for being part of it, the foster care system holds many emotions and experiences. For children, separation from family is a loss, state agencies influence every aspect of life, and the unknown can be overwhelming. Caseworkers are often overwhelmed managing caseloads of 20[1] or more. Yet, fostering can be a fulfilling and…

May 21, 2021

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Health Equity

In the state of Washington, vaccines are now available to all people 12 years and older. Make an appointment at any of dozens of locations across the state or at a walk-up clinic. Remember, the vaccine protects everyone, especially you. The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted difficult, but necessary, discussions about health equity. Why should we…

May 3, 2021

May is AANHPI Heritage Month

Happy Asian-America, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month! The United States started recognizing AANHPI heritage in 1978. The weeklong recognition expanded to a month long celebration and commemoration of the rich heritage of the AANHPI community in 1992. May was chosen to commemorate Japanese immigration, first documented on May 7, 1843, and the May…

March 29, 2021

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Contributed by Noam Soker, UWCFD Graduate Intern We all want to protect children’s well-being. Though states may have different definitions and agencies to address child welfare, they generally work to ensure children are not neglected nor abused, have basic needs met, and are being cared for. This year, the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Office…

March 15, 2021

Practicing Social Advocacy: Interview with Sarah Hart of New Beginnings

As part of The Whole U’s First 90 wellness challenge, UWCFD staff are facilitating a 90-day habit formation program focused on helping participants to identify, connect with, and engage on behalf of causes about which they are passionate. We are guided by our theme “Identify, Assess, Act – Social Advocacy for Everyone”.  The Mini-Series is…

November 23, 2020

Reframing Thanksgiving

The nuances of the Thanksgiving story have changed the way many of us celebrate. The story is no longer a commemoration of a shared meal between pilgrims and Native Americans. We recognize that many of us are colonizers and such have put our interests ahead of Indigenous people’s interests. Even as we move toward a…

October 27, 2020

Democracy In Action: How to Get Involved

It’s election season and many conversations are happening on the topic of civic engagement. Democracy in Action (DiA) looks different for everyone; it can be voting, reading the news, volunteering with a community center, and advocating for community goals. One way to support the community and the many efforts to pursue DiA is by donating…

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