The Power To Make A Difference
Women In Local Leadership (WILL)
Founded by women, WILL brings together corporate, civic and community leaders who work together to create lasting change in the lives of First Coast children and families, through leadership, philanthropy and advocacy. WILL engages women leaders to be a strong voice, achieve results and bring to the forefront the positive impact that women can have on a community.
Throughout the year, women have the opportunity to participate in a number of volunteer efforts supporting United Way’s Success By 6
initiative, a program that addresses the issue of early childhood development.
The following WILL volunteer positions are available at our adopted Success By 6 childcare centers for this year: Happy Acres Ranch, Methodist Children’s Village and The Salvation Army.
- Born Learning Ambassadors facilitate parenting workshops at selected childcare centers. These workshops support parents and caregivers in their critical role as a child's first teacher by providing valuable information about what young children need every day to ensure quality learning. All Ambassadors are trained and supported by United Way staff.
- Early Learning Readers spend a few hours each month to read stories to children ages 2–5. By dedicating time each month with the children, volunteers are improving early learning and development. Flexible schedules are available.
- Special Projects, such as planning birthday parties for children at United Way partner agencies to beautification projects at local childcare centers.
- Contact: Emily DiPietro, 390-3236
Young Leaders Charting A New Course
Atlantic Circle is comprised of young professionals, 40 years of age or younger, who are interested in philanthropy and developing their professional skills to become our community's next generation of leaders. Atlantic Circle provides numerous opportunities for community involvement and lets you decide on your level of participation. Past events have included a Halloween Field Day for children at The Sanctuary on 8th Street, collecting gifts for families at the annual holiday party in December and working with Habijax and at the Children's Home Society.
Contact: Emily DiPietro
Atlantic Circle has events open to members and non-members.
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Also check out our Atlantic Circle group on Facebook!