Rising Leaders Program Information Session to be Held on July 28
We are recruiting individuals who want to create real and lasting change in Henderson County.
Rising Leaders is an eight-month long program, designed to develop the next generation of community leaders and board members for Henderson County nonprofit organizations. Participants attend monthly sessions to learn the ins and outs of nonprofit service.

Our upcoming 2021/22 Rising Leaders program – our eleventh year! - will feature a mixture of virtual and in-person sessions. We are offering an information session on Zoom on July 28, 2021 from 12-1 pm for those who would like to learn more. Register here.

Click here for a 2021/22 Rising Leaders application.

Visit our Rising Leaders page on our website to learn more, or contact Sarah Kowalak at skowalak@liveunitedhc.org with questions.
Women United Gives $4,000 to Local Nonprofits to Support Programs for Women and Children
Last month, at their annual meeting at Horse Shoe Farm, members of Women United (WU) awarded $4,000 in mini grants to local initiatives that help women and children succeed and become more self-sufficient. 

Checks in the amount of $1,000 each were presented to Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County, Safelight, Smart Start Partnership for Children and YMCA of Hendersonville/ Henderson County Public Schools.

The annual meeting was immediately followed by the WU summer paint party where members and guests enjoyed their first in-person event in over 18 months!
To learn more about Women United, please contact Sarah Swartz at sswartz@liveunitedhc.org.
Small Business League Awards $1,800 to Children & Family Resource Center

To learn more about United Way's Small Business League, please visit our website.
Our Small Business League was up to BIG things last week with a check presentation to Children & Family Resource Center for $1,800 to provide support for six participants to attend Blue Ridge Community College’s EDU 119 education class. This is a key component of their Early Childhood Workforce Development Program, which addresses the workforce shortage without having to lower educational qualifications. An increase in trained childcare educators in Henderson County is good for our children, parents, and a healthy workforce!
Annual Day of Action Planned for October 22
Save the date for this year's Day of Action, scheduled for Friday, October 22nd.

This annual impact day to support our local schools will look different again this year, so stay tuned for all the details!
N.C. HOPE Program Offers Rent and Utility Assistance in Wake of Pandemic
The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program is accepting applications on a rolling basis for rent and utility assistance for North Carolinians struggling to recover from the pandemic.

Complete details about the HOPE Program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits and an online application, are available at www.hope.nc.gov. Applicants who cannot access the website may also call (888) 9ASK-HOPE or (888) 927-5467.