Community Improvement & Capacity Building
Empowering independence through United Way basic needs services.
Two years ago, Jacolla, a nurse at UPMC Community Osteopathic, was connected to United Way of the Capital Region’s Road to Success initiative which helps people get – and keep jobs - with opportunities for advancement. The program also helps those who are employed and want to advance in the workplace but need help overcoming barriers. Barriers like transportation and child care often keep people from succeeding.
Ibrahim is from Iraq, and came to Jordan during the Iraq war. What follows is his story.
“There was a lot of hopelessness during that time, and a lot of roaming…”
World Vision delivers more aid into Ukraine
SIRET (March 11, 2022) — Soaring humanitarian needs inside Ukraine have prompted international aid organization, World Vision to deliver its second shipment in a week of essential food and supplies to a hospital in the embattled nation. World Vision is responding to a spike in the humanitarian needs of people inside Ukraine who have been internally displaced by the intensified fighting. The UN estimates almost 2 million people are so far internally displaced in Ukraine.