Changing Lives is at the Heart of Our Work
United Way of Alamance County creates solutions for challenges faced by countless people in our community. Many organizations focus on one cause, but United Way looks at the root causes and how those affect the community as a whole. Through collaborative alignment, we create positive change. This approach brings the best people, ideas, talents, and resources together to tackle complex challenges head-on and create long-lasting positive changes we can measure over time.
We fight for people who do not have access to the healthcare they need, we fight for those who are working hard and falling short – one emergency away from poverty, and we fight for children who are not reading at grade level. We fight for the health, education, and income stability of every person in our community today and for generations to come.
We are Women United®
Women United® is an integral part of United Way. We advocate for the health, education and income stability of every person in our community. We are a diverse and vibrant group bound together by our belief in each other, to the United Way mission and to Alamance County. Our powerful global network of 70,000 women confront the most critical issues facing our communities.
A stronger community is only possible when women LIVE UNITED. Please join us to be part of the solution and to share YOUR ideas, YOUR strengths, YOUR passion.
• Drive community change through local and national advocacy;
• Support United Way programs that impact the lives of Alamance County children;
• Participate in volunteer projects;
• Network with influential women who share your passion for our community;
• Advance your career and enhance your personal and professional skills.
• An annual household gift of $500 or more;
Women United® in Alamance County is helping to implement The Leader in Me in all interested schools in our county. Based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me is a school-wide process that transforms the culture of the school and instills students with the key skills that businesses and educators have identified as vital for success in the 21st Century: Leadership, Accountability, Adaptability, Initiative & Self Direction, Cross-Cultural Skills, Responsibility, Problem-Solving, Communication, Creativity and Teamwork.
Schools using The Leader in Me integrate leadership development throughout their daily curriculum, activities, systems, and faculty/staff development. This creates an environment where everyone in the school – from students to teachers to administrators – is encouraged to set meaningful goals, using data to track progress toward achieving those goals. Data-tracking in and of itself is an essential application of mathematics and science, and it is integrated into daily student activity. Each student maintains his own data notebook, as a record of his own aspirations and achievements. The Leader in Me schools emphasize posing and solving problems, whether it is on the playground as part of a class team or solving math problems individually as presented in the lesson. The first-year successes show how this transformational program will potentially impact students and faculty long term. “It’s incredible to watch students take charge of their own life and become leaders. It’s amazing what they can do. It totally transforms their lives.” Lawrence Conte, Principal of Harvey R. Newlin Elementary School.
Two Alamance County elementary schools successfully began implementing the program two years ago, Harvey R. Newlin Elementary and R. Homer Andrews Elementary. An anonymous Women United donor made it possible for Haw River Elementary to be the first recipient of funding from Women United, through United Way of Alamance County, to start The Leader in Me program. The three-year implementation process will begin July 1, 2018.
For more information or to become a member of Women United, contact Robin Showerman, Director of Resource Development at 336-560-2549 or email@example.com.
Brittany Akouala, NC Vocational Rehab
Erin Cockman, Pinnacle Wealth Partners
Stacie Dooley, Elon University
Kathy Hykes, City of Burlington
Caroline Johnson, Community Volunteer
Stacey Johnson, Elon Elementary School
Kelly McKinney, Elon University
Tiffany Pittard, Bank of America
Jill Plunkett, Community Volunteer, Chair
LeAndra N. Ratliff, Burlington Housing Authority
Carrie Sanders, Community Volunteer
Kathleen Treadwell, Pittman & Steele, PLLC
Renee Ward, City of Burlington, Vice Chair