United Way of the Virginias is proud to partner with the Appalachian
Leadership Education Foundation to form the first Student United
Way in West Virginia at Concord University. As a registered Student
United Way with the United Way of America, students will have the
opportunity to not only learn about the different types of resource
development, but to develop, execute and administer community impact
projects in the areas of education, income and health. Also, a member
of ALEF Fellows will serve on the United Way of the Virginias Board
of Directors beginning in January 2009.
Fellows were a natural choice for the United Way of the Virginias
to work with because the group is composed of young leaders eager
to give back to their communities. The students are smart, energetic
and eager to serve. The Student United Way at Concord would not
have happened without their commitment. We are excited about this
partnership as we know that it will lead to more wonderful opportunities
in the future." - Michelle Williams, Executive Director, United
Way of the Virginias
A group of
students, including those from ALEF, recently attended a United
Way retreat in Washington, D.C.
Some of the
students produced a video of their experience.