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Youth receive hands on work experience
"I am assigned to the ICU unit during my work experience at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. I have been able to learn a lot from watching and working with the nurses."
-Hillside High School Student

In the last issue of Community Impact , we announced that the expansion of YEPP’s in school youth component includes Elizabeth, Hillside and Plainfield school districts as well as partnerships with local nonprofit agencies in the Elizabeth School district and, our involvement in providing direct services to high school youth in Hillside and in Plainfield where services are needed.

All high school students participating in YEPP receive tutorial services, attend weekly youth development workshops and earn paid work experience and other services based on their interests.  
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UWGUC on the radio
Pictured above: In an recent interview, President and CEO, James Horne (middle) and Board Member, Anna Belin-Pyles (left) sat down with Harvest Radio, WKMB 1070 AM's Reverend Mae Belin, radio show host of "Central Jersey Out Loud" to discuss United Way program initiatives on the North Plainfield radio show.
Healthy Plainfield Coalition attends Plainfield Mayor's state of the city address
Pictured above, Ms. Jeanette Edgehill, one of the Commissioners from the Housing Authority(left) and Dr. Atif Nazir Health Officer, Health Director of Plainfield Health.
Yearning to Learn artists inspires a creative learning atmosphere for children at Roselle Day Care

Professional artists from Yearning to Learn recently dropped by Roselle Day Care to provide a creative learning atmosphere for children ages 3-5. The program incorporates music, movement, visual and performing arts in an interactive fun way through storytelling, song and dance.

United Way of Greater Union County's Learning Mi Way program utilizes artists from Yearning to Learn in order to bring arts experiences to the day care center. Workshops actively engage children in an artistic way that promotes thinking, cooperative learning and problem-solving. View photos
2019 Upcoming Events
“I am excited to invite you to our Ladies That Give a Hoot event on May 9 th !
As a recently appointed Board member, I learned that there is an urgent need to improve maternal and child health across Union County. It is my hope that we can raise awareness and support for this issue. I look forward to seeing you there!”

-Phyllis L. Mirabella
UWGUC Board Member
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Shackamaxon Country Club
Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Proceeds to benefit the Nurse Family Partnership
For sponsorship opportunities, please call Darryn Pulanco at 908.353.7171, ext. 125 or email darryn.pulanco@uwguc.org
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Hilton Garden in
Springfield, New Jersey

Deadline for Sponsor and Journal Ads May 24, 2019.
For more information, please contact Melanie at 908.353.7171, ext. 104.

Nominations for our Rising Star Campaign are open!
Help us honor someone in our community that exemplifies extraordinary service.

Calling all Rising Stars! 
Help us recognize a young professional who lives and/or works in the Greater Union County, North or South Plainfield area with less than 10 years in their profession. This individual brings commitment, excellence and distinction. Outside of their profession, the individual demonstrates creativity, resourcefulness and ingenuity in the field of service showing exemplary efforts in volunteering, advocacy and/or philanthropy.   

Thursday, June 27, 2019
12th Annual Delv District Golf Outing
Royce Brook Golf Club
Hillsborough, New Jersey
For more information, please contact Melanie at 908.353.7171, ext. 104.
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Editor: Melanie McLaurin
Director of Marketing & Community Engagement
Tel: 908.353.7171, ext. 104