United Way

On this week’s Issues & Ideas, we get better acquainted with former San Luis Obispo city councilmember Dan Rivoire. He was recently selected to be the new executive director of leadership development for the SLO Chamber of Commerce. He’s tasked with running Leadership SLO, a county-wide program designed to bring participants out of their comfort zones to learn new leadership styles and ways of handling diversity in opinions and people.

Central Coast Voices: Struggling to stay afloat

Oct 4, 2018

Broadcast date: 10/4/18

One in three households in California, over 3.3 million families—including those with income well above the Federal Poverty Level—struggle every month to meet basic needs. This is just one of the many findings published in "Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2018," the new statewide report released by the United Way of California. 

A real cost measure

Nov 17, 2015

Broadcast date: 11/19/15

Almost 1 in 3 San Luis Obispo County households are struggling to meet their basic needs, according to a report, was released recently by United Ways of California. 

Broadcast date: 10/23/2014

The United Way Mission

Jan 30, 2014

Many people have heard of the United Way and perhaps know that it holds a prominent place among our areas non-profit organizations, yet many of us wonder exactly what it is that they do. The answer to that question is that they have a wide range of programs that help people including youth leadership programs, free tax preparation, helping people become financially stable and improve health. There is more to this large organization and the help they provide to our communities then you may know.