Did you know that the first United Way was found here in Colorado? Denver to be exact and I did not know that until recently. It is actually worldwide now. I got to interview Lyle SmithGraybeal, VP of Community Development for United Way of Weld County.

We talked about what United Way is about, how he found his way there, their main focus areas, and events coming up.

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United Way of Weld County has five initiative areas. They are:

Reading Great By 8 - How to help more children read at grade level by the beginning of 4th grade.
Thrive by 25 - Youth mental health.
Weld's Way Home - Ending and preventing homelessness.
Aging Well - Helping older adults get the resources they need to live fulfilling lives as they age.
Connecting Weld - Connecting people to resources.

United Way of Weld County has 2 main events coming up soon:

Northern Colorado Children's Festival April 09, 2022 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Steps for Stability 5K-10K - May 01, 2022 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am

For more information click here.

We also talked a little about how after 36 years, Jeannine Truswell, president and CEO has announced her retirement.

To reach United Way of Weld County visit unitedway-weld.org or call 211.

Learn more about United Way of Weld County by listening to the full "Tuned In To NoCo" interview with Lyle SmithGraybea below.

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