Category Archives: UWSN

WLC Featured Photos | July 2014

From the Committees… | Volunteerism Committee July 2014

The Volunteerism committee finished the 2013-2014 year with the Breakfast with Books (BWB) event at Dean Peterson Elementary on May 13th with 208 parents and children in attendance. The next event is scheduled for Tuesday October 14, 2014 and we will send a request for volunteers in mid-September. Discussions for the Annual Suit Drive areMore

From the Committees… | Project Funding Committee July 2014

May was very special for the WLC. After five years of nurturing we were able to see the results of our funding. For an update of the great work at the FERCs, please see the Family Engagement Resource Center committee report. Another highlight of the year was meeting the two recipients of the first everMore

From the Committees… | Mentoring Committee July 2014

The Mentoring and Mock Interview Program at The Shade Tree Residence: We have a fabulous group of women volunteers sharing their time and energies on a scheduled basis with the resident women at Shade Tree. The Shade Tree development program is coordinated and managed by Maggie Mendez, Workforce Coordinator of The Shade Tree. As volunteers,More

From the Committees… | Leadership Committee July 2014

The Leadership Committee is planning three events this year, one for October, January, and May. We have confirmed our January event to be a luncheon at the new Elizabeth Blau restaurant, Made.LV, at Tivoli Village in Summerlin. Elizabeth will provide an overview of her career as well as her ever-expanding restaurant mix. She will alsoMore

From the Committees… | Outreach and Membership Engagement Committee July 2014

On Wednesday evening, June 18th members and their guests attended the Mix & Mingle held at Janet and Stephen Linder’s home. A fun time was had by all – the drinks were flowing, the bartenders were cute and the conversation was lively! Our newest member, Jenifer Taylor, attended and joined! Thank you to Della TilsherMore

From the Committees… | FERC Committee July 2014

May was an exciting time for the WLC and our Family Engagement Resource Center (FERC) graduating seniors! The seniors entered the FERC program as incoming freshmen when they were identified by CCSD of being 100% at risk to drop out. This is our first graduating class and we had 279 students walking across the stageMore

From the Committees… | Annual Luncheon Committee | July 2014

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 20, 2015 for our annual luncheon fashion show at the lovely Four Seasons Hotel. The sponsorship sub-committee, chaired by Deb Mele-Blanchard, began meeting in May to renew the 2014 sponsors and obtain new sponsors. This year’s goal is to secure four presenting Sponsors, who will each present one ofMore

Co-Chairs Corner | July 2014

Happy New Year!!! And while there were no actual fireworks at midnight on July 1st, we certainly have many reasons to celebrate, both the “old” year behind us and the “new” year ahead. Reflecting on 2013-2014, the very first thing I must say is a heartfelt “Thank you!” to Deb Mele-Blanchard, our outgoing Co-Chair. Deb’sMore

Loyal Contributor | Francine Mazza, PHR

Francine Mazza, PHR is originally from Southern California and moved to Southern Nevada in 1996. She has two daughters; Shelby (17) and Sophia (16), who have grown up in Southern Nevada. “This is a great community and we really love living here,” said Francine. Francine has worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car since graduating from California State University,More

Education | Lily and Gabriel Receive a Strong Start

A doctoral student at UNLV, Holly Schneider had almost given up hope in finding resources for sending her children, Lily age five and Gabriel age three and a half, to preschool. After some research, she was relieved to receive a United Way Tuition Assistance Preschool Scholarship. When Holly found out about the scholarship, her resourcesMore

Dynamic Duo Leads Largest Volunteer Force in Southern Nevada

They are only a two-person team, but together they manage the largest volunteer force in southern Nevada. Comprised of Chris Cappas, Senior Director and Jacob Murdock, Manager, the dynamic duo leading United Way’s Volunteer Center helped to connect over 24,000 volunteers to unique community wide service projects in 2011-2014. With over 20 years of human resourceMore