May of Caring Workshops

United Way of Franklin County's May of Caring event on May 7, 2021 featured a series of virtual workshops centered on caring for our community through health, financial stability, diversity, equity and more. If you weren't able to make the event or missed a session you were interested in - no worries! You can watch the sessions anywhere, anytime. 

And since May of Caring is all about caring for our neighbors and helping make our communities better places for all, we encourage you to turn the knowledge learned from these sessions into action. If you're looking for a place to start, visit our TAKE ACTION webpage to view current community needs, sign up to volunteer, and more.

Workshop Videos

Below are the recordings from our May of Caring workshops. Watch the videos below or visit our YouTube Channel May of Caring Playlist.

KEYNOTE

Advantages of Diverse and Inclusive Communities

Lawrence Bowdish of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation presents about the advantages of diverse communities for the keynote address.

SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION

Caring for Community - Nonprofits and YOU

Join Phillip as he tours across Franklin County to visit with local nonprofits, learn about what they do, and find out how YOU can help out our community. United Way of Franklin County is proud to partner with these agencies in 2021 through the Community Impact Fund.

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Put Your $ Where Your Heart Is: Using Your Spending Power to Support DEI

Following his Keynote presentation, Lawrence Bowdish from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation takes a deeper dive into the economics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This session explores ways inclusive commerce has positive impacts on prosperity and innovation in communities.

WORKSHOP

COVID-19: What to Expect Into 2021

Dr. Tirupathi from Keystone Health provides an update on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, from positivity rates to vaccination efforts, as well as look at projections into 2021 for what to expect.

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Childhood in the Time of COVID

A generation of children are experiencing multiple hardships brought on by the coronavirus. Jeremy Soulliere from Save the Children shares the national and state findings from their 2020 report, which examines three hardships children are facing: hunger, lack of tools for remote learning, and trouble making ends meet. Then, Annette Searfoss from First Start Partnerships provides anecdotal insight into how children in Franklin County, PA are weathering the pandemic.

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Access to Food: Opportunities and Challenges Through COVID

Noel Purdy and Nickie Fickel from WellSpan Health talk about food security and the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 presented related to access to food.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: More Than Just Good Business

This panel discussion - including representation from a nonprofit, small business, and corporate company - dives into what it means for your organization to authentically embrace diversity, equity and inclusion. The panel features Bernice Crouse of Franklin County Library System, Dr. Rachel Day of OneSkin Dermatology, and David Turner of First Energy. Moderated by Kim Crider, UWFC Board member.

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ALICE in Franklin County: The Story of Our Neighbors Struggling to Survive

This session provides an overview of the ALICE Report (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed), which describes households that are working, earning above the Federal Poverty Level, but still struggle to afford their basic essentials.

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ALICE During COVID: The Impact on Households Struggling to Survive

The number of households struggling to survive in our community is only expected to increase as the pandemic continues. Data from the ALICE Report and COVID-19 Impact on PA Report will help tell the story of what these households are facing, revealing issues and disparities that have been heightened by the pandemic.

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Empowerment Through Opportunities: Making Space for ALL Abilities

Get an inside look into the training and vocational opportunities OSI provides to individuals with intellectual, developmental, or mental health disabilities.

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Put Your $ Where Your Heart Is: Using Your Spending Power to Support DEI

The COVID-19 pandemic has induced a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at large, causing elevated rates of anxiety. Dr. Diller from WellSpan Health explores how the pandemic's various effects on people's lives have impacted their mental health.

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Blind Spots: Seeing Through Your Clients' Lens

Experts tell us that our unconcious mind makes a majority of our decisions. It creates blind spots - unconcious biases that can narrow your vision and potentially influence your behaviors. Marvin G. Worthy of Worthy Consulting & Training explores unconcious biases and microagressions to help provide tools for overcoming stereotypes and becoming more aware.