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Life as a VISTA

Becoming a VISTA Aligns member is a unique and challenging opportunity that may not be for everyone. The modest stipend raises various challenges.  However, the benefits and personal fulfillment of serving your community outweigh those challenges in many cases.  In addition, VISTAs receive health benefits, tuition assistance, job training and professional development.

Though the program is challenging, it is equally rewarding.

2017-18 Workplace Campaign Kickoff

More than 250 community supporters joined us for our 2017-18 Workplace Campaign Kickoff. Jack Lowrey, Campaign Chair, kicked off the luncheon with a whistle blow, and declared, “It’s game time!” Lowrey continued, “Investing in our community is an important responsibility that we all share, and United Way has the scope, expertise, and influence to bring together the people and the resources to make the most of our gifts. Participating in this year’s campaign is one way we create real change in Escambia County.”

Women United Spotlight

WOMEN UNITED IS ENGAGED IN OVER 165 COMMUNITIES ACROSS SIX COUNTRIES ...  and is at the forefront of United Way’s mission of uniting our community and leveraging resources to improve lives. Our Escambia County chapter is focused on education, with an emphasis on early literacy.


Last week, over 400 community members joined us in celebrating shared successes in education, health, and financial stability. As part of the celebration, guests heard from Wendy Spencer, President and CEO of Leadership Florida. Additional program highlights included a detailed Year in Review, the 20th Anniversary Recognition of United Way's Tocqueville Society, and Award Recognition for partner agencies, donors, and volunteers!