Events


Upcoming events:


YLS Party Bike Through Winterhaven

When: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 07:30 PM

Where: Shooters Steakhouse and Saloon in Tucson, AZ

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Details: This Holiday season, take a party bike with the Young Leaders Society through the most festive neighborhood in town: Winterhaven! On Friday, December 14th, we will meet at Shooters at 7:30pm for appetizers and board the bike at 8:15pm. The bike ride will last about 45 minutes. Festive attire is encouraged! This event has a very limited number of tickets. Reserve your spot today! Tickets are $25. All proceeds will benefit Youth on the Rise (youth ages 16-24 who are on a path to re-engaging with their education and career). The Young Leaders Society is United Way's affinity group for professionals who invest in the community and are actively seeking ways to Connect, Serve & Lead to make a positive and lasting impact.


Literacy Champion

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 07:00 AM

Where: Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ

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Details: Do you know a Literacy Champion? A Literacy Champion is a local educator who has gone above and beyond to improve literacy in our community. Now in its 3rd year, The Literacy Champion Award is presented to two early childhood educators teaching in preschool through 3rd grade. The deadline has been extended to Nov. 28 for K-3 educator nominations! Nominate a Literacy Champion by November 9th! Questions? literacychampion@unitedwaytucson.org Meet last year’s winners! Marcia Zatarain de Cortina, Sunnyside Headstart Pre-schoolMary Carroll, Roadrunner Elementary


BusinessBreakfast

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 07:00 AM

Where: Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ

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Details: 14th Annual Business Leaders for Early Education Breakfast Hosted by Women United Keynote Speakers:Collette Brown, Manager of Strategic Community Development at Freeport-McMoRanSteve Holmes, Superintendent of the Sunnyside Unified School District Last year, 720 influential business and community leaders attended Women United’s annual Business Breakfast and helped to raise more than $67,000 for early childhood literacy. Women United combines the financial power and collective talents of local philanthropic women leaders to address early childhood literacy in our community. Children who read proficiently by the end of third grade are more likely to succeed academically and graduate from high school prepared for college and careers. 1 in 4 children in Pima County are not reaching this crucial benchmark. Parking – Tucson Convention Center, Lot B or C Event Timeline – Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:00am - Registration and Breakfast begins 7:30am - Program begins (Please allow time to park, find your table and get breakfast prior to the program beginning.) 9:00am - Event concludes Each year during the Business Breakfast two Literacy Champions are awarded for their success in literacy education. Click Here to Nominate a Literacy Champion