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Community Report:
United Way’s Project 1,000 is Calling all Readers, Tutors and Mentors

By Bernie Washington
December 13, 2013

Video: UW Project 1000

The United Way of Central Carolinas will partner with the Charlotte Bobcats at our new Community Corner during the Sacramento Kings game on Dec. 17 to highlight Project 1,000 and recruit volunteers. Realizing that afterschool programs, tutoring programs and mentoring programs have a direct impact on increasing academic achievement for children, the United Way has set a goal of recruiting and training 1,000 volunteers to serve as tutors, readers and mentors in select United Way funded agencies.

Project 1,000 is part of the United Way’s Collective Impact pilot initiative in children and youth education. Volunteers are needed now for the agencies involved in the pilot and they can commit as little as an hour a week to reading, tutoring or mentoring a child – or they can get involved at an even higher level. In partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, volunteer training sessions will prepare all 1,000 volunteers.

Six hundred and fourteen individuals have pledged so far and you can help the United Way reach its goal of 1,000. Be sure to visit the Bobcats Community Corner across from section 112 at Time Warner Cable® Arena during the Sacramento Kings game on December 17 and receive more information about Project 1,000, sign up to volunteer, play games and receive cool prizes.

Care. Serve. Repeat.

Past Community Reports:
Dec. 6: New Community Corner
Dec. 3: Thanksgiving In Review
Nov. 22: 1 Day, 2 Great Events
Nov. 15: Bobcats Staff Service Week
Nov. 15: Staff Service Week Gallery
Nov. 8: Community Report Debuts