Recent News

December 18, 2017
Year 2 of The Shift Moves Three Innovative Concepts Forward

In Year 2 of The Shift, three teams of skilled volunteers helped move three innovative concepts forward. The concepts are focused on issues important to United Way's work to create opportunities for everyone to thrive, and to support children, families and individuals experiencing poverty.

September 01, 2017
Creating Community Change in 12 Weeks

Three teams of volunteers are participating in the second iteration of The Shift -- United Way's social innovation challenge -- in an effort to create a tangible project to implement in the community within 12 weeks..

December 16, 2016
Transforming Innovative Concepts into Workable Community Solutions

Over the past three months, 18 community volunteers worked across three teams to turn innovative concepts into workable community solutions through The Shift. One group will already be seeing their concept come to life in 2017.

September 19, 2016
Getting Shift Done

United Way is piloting The Shift—a three-month idea incubator and social innovation challenge—to shift efforts to support creativity, collaboration and change in our community.