The YLC is raising awareness about the importance of grade-level reading proficiency by running a book drive through June 14 to benefit STEPS’ families. They’re encouraging summer reading and family involvement for children from low-income families in the South Bronx. To see the books, click here.
Swiftly becoming a New York City tradition, United Way of New York City's LIVE UNITED Bridge Walk & Festival draws thousands of New Yorkers, community leaders, and teams from the business, government and nonprofit sectors to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in an effort to raise awareness of the need to "bridge" critical gaps in education, income stability and health that affect poor and low-income New Yorkers. After the walk, participants gather in Cadman Plaza Park to enjoy a festival featuring live music, food, activities for children and youth, plus dozens of nonprofit organizations from all five boroughs offering volunteer opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages.
Our 2012 LIVE UNITED Bridge Walk & Festival was generously sponsored by Skanska USA, Barclays Center, Guardian and National Grid. View photos of the event.
A special feature at the Festival was our Live United Photo Booth. Check out these photos of Bridge Walk participants!