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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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Registration for 2022 United Way Rural Summit now open

"The United Way of Southwest Virginia continues to help community members connect and thrive. Their mission continues this October through the annual Rural Summit being...

October 05, 2022

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The United Way of SWVA Rural Summit - Kristy Worley Interview

Watch the interview here.

October 03, 2022

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Students learn about careers in interactive setting at Washington County, Va. Fairgrounds

Watch WCYB's coverage of the 2022 Ignite Careers Expo for Youth Here

September 27, 2022

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Career Expo gives seventh graders glimpse at possible job paths

“Not all seventh graders know what they want to do when they grow up. But this experience might plant the seeds for when they get...

September 27, 2022

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Gov. Youngkin to serve as grand marshal of Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Travis Staton, president and chief executive officer for United Way of Southwest Virginia will serve as the honorary starter and will wave the green flag...

September 06, 2022

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Nine from Southwest Virginia make Virginia 500 list

Staton is president and CEO of United Way of Southwest Virginia, a position he’s held for the past 10 years. During that time Staton has...

September 02, 2022

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Food City raises more than $153K for flood relief in Buchanan County

Read the full article from WCYB here.

August 15, 2022

Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency Charity Navigator Four Star Charity

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