Here’s a quick roundup of things happening at the United Way of Southeastern Idaho this week
UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE STATEMENT ON ACCESS TO EQUITY AND JUSTICE
United Way believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice. Recent events involving violence and threats against African Americans expose our society’s underlying racism, prejudice, and privilege that prevent too many people from being treated with humanity and respect they deserve. These incidents are abhorrent and run counter to everything that United Way, its volunteers, and professionals value, live, and fight for every day.
All people of all backgrounds and identities must call out discrimination and demand its removal from our society; otherwise, we are endorsing the status quo and are complicit in the abuses that follow.
We must all do our part, working United, to make our communities the places that we need them to be – equitable, respectful, and opportunity-filled. We, as a society, can and must do better to guarantee that the basic human rights and freedoms of every person in every community are protected.
WE ARE HIRING!
We are looking for a dynamic individual who's passionate and driven to improve our community to be our Early Learning Coordinator as part of our Cradle to Career collective impact work. The Early Learning Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of efforts and the facilitation of committees of cross-sector community partners working towards achieving outcomes related to healthy life starts, kindergarten readiness, and early grade reading. This position will report to the Director of imPACT East Idaho (Cradle to Career initiative) within the United Way of Southeastern Idaho organizational structure.
ALICE VIRTUAL LAUNCH DATE SIGN UP!
We are excited to share the rollout of our 2020 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Study for Idaho. Please join us for a virtual launch event by registering at the below link. During the event, United Ways from across Idaho will be sharing the latest ALICE data with media and partners. In order to better understand this growing population, United For ALICE provides a framework, language, statistics, and tools that community stakeholders can use to inform policy and drive innovation.
We hope you will join us for this event in order to leverage this data for the betterment of our community and your organizations. To attend the virtual event on June 16th at 11 am, you must pre-register.
THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON FAMILIES SURVEY COMING OUT NEXT WEEK
The United Ways of Idaho seeks to better understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living in each region of the state. Next week, we will launch a survey that will be used to inform how to best support SE Idaho individuals and families throughout the long-term recovery and beyond.