UNITING YAVAPAI COUNTY
UNITED WE WIN
Health Education Income
Provided Solutions During COVID-19 UWYC Partnered with YCETC
Education. Financial stability. Health. The pillars of the United Way remain strong and steady during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the United Way of Yavapai County sprang into action as the virus triggered a huge increase in demand for essential services. More than 20 community partners across the county have received emergency funds to provide food, shelter, catch-up learning, daycare and more.
Thinking about her own children and the huge changes in education they and their friends are experiencing, UWYC’s Finance Manager, Nina Seim, recently wondered how the schools would manage the transition to distance learning. That led to a call between longtime education professional and UWYC board member, JoAnne Hilde and Stan Gologoski, Executive Director of the Yavapai County Educational Technology Consortium. They discussed how United Way could help the schools to provide computers, and even more importantly, Internet access.
With the start of school upon them, UWYC moved quickly to provide more than 50 hotspots and yearlong service contracts to the consortium. School districts across the county received them this week, just in time for the first day of school!