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“Flip Through Summer”

Take a walk down storytime lane and bring the whole family to this fun-filled, community event

FLIP THROUGH SUMMER will be a special day of celebration, imagination and the magic of some of children’s most beloved books and characters. The event encourages summer reading, since children can lose as much as three months of reading comprehension during the summer. As part of the event, participating children can complete a fun and easy summer reading pledge, encouraging summer reading. Families can bring two books per person and swap them for two books during the FLIP THROUGH SUMMER Book Swap.

  • Special character visits
  • Themed Book Nooks with “readings” by volunteers: “Cat in the Hat,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Stuart Little,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Dora the Explorer,” “Harry Potter”
  • Book Swap
  • Live entertainment
  • Face painting
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Community family resources

For more event information, click here and for sponsorship information click here.

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Dan Schwarz

A Midwesterner through and through, Dan Schwarz may be  officially a native of Las Vegas by now, but his Midwestern roots are never far away.  Born and raised in the Chicago Suburbs, this father of four leads a robust life of philanthropy, creativity, faith and family. A loving and involved grandfather, Dan has worked in…More

WLC Spotlight | Karie Hall

Even though she is new to United Way Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), Karie Hall has been embraced by the members. With a hectic work schedule and a busy family life, becoming a WLC member has helped Karie connect with other women in the community and contribute in a meaningful way to the future of southern Nevada. “After losing…More

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The “Piggy Bank” Program | Teaching Young Children How to Save

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Children at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy are dreaming early and setting lofty goals like being doctors, teachers and veterinarians. Through the “Piggy Bank” program these children can accomplish their dreams by starting to save while they are young. United…More

Co-Chairs Corner | Jan/Feb/Mar 2015

This time of year is always exciting for our Women’s Leadership Council. Thank you to the Annual Luncheon Committee, UWSN staff and all who helped make another luncheon successful! Held on Friday, February 20th, at the Four Seasons Hotel, this year we honored the achievement of leading women in our community including Sandy Miller, Commitment…More

From the Committees… | Leadership Committee Jan/Feb/Mar 2015

On Wednesday, January 28th, 24 WLC members gathered at Made L.V. in Tivoli Village to hear Elizabeth Blau speak. She shared with us her journey from being the “taco girl” during high school in Connecticut, to how she has created successful restaurant concepts and her passion for philanthropy. The next Executive Leadership event is scheduled…More

From the Committees… | FERC Committee Jan/Feb/Mar 2015

2014 was our first graduating FERC senior class with 279 seniors participating in graduation ceremonies this past June. This school year we continue the program in four local high schools – Clark, Eldorado, Silverado and Sunrise Mountain. On Thursday, November 13, 2014 the CCSD Board of Trustees recognized the Clark High School Family Engagement Resource…More

From the Committees… | Annual Luncheon Committee Jan/Feb/Mar 2015

Thanks again to everyone for another fun, entertaining inspiring WLC Luncheon Fashion Show. The spectacular diamond drop pendent so generously provided by MJ Christensen Diamonds has been awarded! The necklace was generously donated back to the WLC and a new winner was selected. Rachel Fox met with Cliff Miller and received the necklace. CONGRATULATIONS Rachel!…More

Tocqueville Spotlight | Greg Korte

As the president of the Las Vegas operations of the Korte Company, Greg Korte has a demanding career but he still finds time to spend with his family and give back to the community. As the second of four children, Greg grew up in a tight-knit family in southern Illinois with parents who instilled the sense of…More

Community Engagement in Action | Halle Hewetson Elementary School Makeover

Through United Way’s Community Engagement Team, 350 Anheuser-Busch employees joined together on Sunday, March 8 to impact the lives of over 900 students at Halle Hewetson Elementary School. Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky was on hand to recognize the measurable difference made at Halle Hewetson through the work of Anheuser-Busch employees. As a result of…More