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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Wednesday’s annual meeting of the United Way of Pitt County gave the organization’s board members and community supporters a portion of reality with their lunch — and a taste of the power a united community has to rise above its challenges. Before keynote speaker and nationally-celebrated South Greenville Elementary School second-grade teacher Michael Bonner uplifted the audience with his formula for successfully...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Nearly 50 kindergarten students gathered in the library at Elmhurst Elementary School on Wednesday morning for story time with Angela Sawyer. Sawyer, an early literacy coordinator with the literacy program Raising a Reader, pulled from a bag the book “Stand Tall, Mollie Lou Melon” by Patty Lovell. “I have that book,” one kindergartner announced. “I have that book, too,” another child added. In the back of the room a...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017 Efforts by two children’s health care practices to promote early childhood literacy got shots in the arm this month when a program spearheaded by United Way of Pitt County delivered several boxes of books to each. Books from Birth made a stop East Carolina University Pediatrics on Wednesday and Pirate Pediatrics last week to support their Reach out and Read efforts. Reach out and Read gives a book to children from 6...
Monday, April 3, 2017
The people gathered at Peppermint Park, the little neighborhood park at Brownlea Drive and 14th Street in Greenville, demonstrated Tuesday that big things — like teachable moments — can come in small packages. Representatives of the United Way of Pitt County, pharmaceutical manufacturing company Mayne Pharma, the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce and the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department met with community members to cut the...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Michael AbramowitzThe Daily Reflector Sunday, March 5, 2017 Grady-White Boats last month became Pitt County’s first industry to adopt an employer-based partnership with the Books From Birth Early Literacy Coalition, but the United Way of Pitt County is looking for more. Through the partnership, the marine fishing boat manufacturer is sponsoring the cost of enrollment for its employees to participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library...
Monday, March 6, 2017
  Books from birth River of reading quenching a thirsty desertMichael AbramowitzThe Daily Reflector Sunday, March 5, 2017 In a cozy corner of his living room, with his 18-month-old son, McCoy, snuggled in his lap, Steven Taylor, 28, of Bell Arthur read Friday from the book, Little Poems for Tiny Ears, by Lin Oliver and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. “Way down there at the end of my feet, I’ve got ten toes; they’re really sweet. I can count...
Monday, February 27, 2017
As the labor market continues to change, more and more families struggle to stretch their wages to meet the costs of basic necessities. Though these families are often not deemed “poor” by the official poverty measure, they lack enough income to meet the rising costs of food, housing, transportation, health care, and other essentials. The Self-Sufficiency Standard for North Carolina 2017 tracks the true cost of living facing North Carolina...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
In April of 2015, the Division of Student Affairs of East Carolina University premiered the 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards. This award was created in an effort to recognize emerging leaders that received their start at East Carolina University, as well as those who have used their ECU experiences to make significant impacts in their respective professions, local communities, and on the world. Nominations for the 2017 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards...

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