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Here you will find our regularly published findings, stories, reports, and videos about our work in Education, Workforce, and Wellbeing. Search for content by using the filters below or by using the keyword search field. 

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United Way to create child care, workforce training center

"The 87,000-square-foot former Kmart location in the now partially vacant Abingdon Town Centre shopping area will serve as the anchor campus, said Travis Staton, president...

May 20, 2023

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United Way of Southwest Virginia to develop regional workforce development hub

The hub-and-spoke model consists of the hub, a primary anchor campus in Abingdon, and four smaller facilities located across SWVA. Read the full article here

May 20, 2023

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United Way, Food City announce plans for workforce development hub & childcare center

United Way leadership said the hub, located at one of Abingdon’s busiest intersections, will help the region on its way to overcoming a lagging economy. Read...

May 19, 2023

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Old Kmart building in Abingdon to become United Way of Southwest Virginia hub

The hub and spoke model consists of the hub, a primary anchor campus in Abingdon, and four smaller facilities located across Southwest Virginia. The 87,000-square-foot...

May 19, 2023

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United Way of Southwest Virginia, New River Valley combining resources

Using a cradle-to-career approach, United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) has a goal of meeting the challenges facing tomorrow’s workforce. From increasing the quality of...

May 19, 2023

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To Win, Small Towns Up Their Game.

UWSWVA's hub and spoke model is getting talked about as an example of how small towns can better attract and retain talent. Read more from Tom...

April 13, 2023

Press Releases

United Way of Southwest Virginia expands tool aimed at connecting parents with quality childcare

Abingdon, VA (March 1, 2023) - With a continued focus on early childhood care and education in our region, United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA)...

March 01, 2023

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Virginia Business - 2023 Heavy Hitters List Features Travis Staton

"Power and influence: The United Way of Southwest Virginia’s leader since 2005, Staton has an outsized influence as an advocate for regional solutions to health,...

February 27, 2023

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