United Way supports ‘Remerge’ program clients

Emerging leaders of United Way of Central Oklahoma joined forces to honor ReMerge, a comprehensive female diversion program transforming pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration into productive citizens. According to information sent to The City Sentinel, “Women with children facing non-violent crimes are given an opportunity for treatment and rehabilitation to reduce the rate at which women are incarcerated in Oklahoma County and interrupt the cycle of intergenerational incarceration and poverty.”

The “Business Best Banquet” was held Friday (August 1) at United Way’s local office, 1444 NW 28. 

Featured speaker was the group’s “Leadership Giving” co-chair Donna Lawrence. 

As part of the event, resume training, best business practices, an etiquette seminar and a clothes closest were highlighted.

United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Emerging Leaders mission is to groom adults under 40 to become the next generation of United Way Leaders by engaging them with peers, encouraging leadership growth, and exposing individuals to volunteer opportunities. United Way of Central Oklahoma cultivates up and coming philanthropists through volunteering and charitable giving. 

More information on the leadership program is available from Ali Mukes at amukes@unitedwayokc.org

United Way of Central Oklahoma researches human needs within the communities of central Oklahoma and directs resources to accountable health and human services agencies to meet those needs by improving the health, safety, education and economic well-being of its most vulnerable citizens. 

NOTE: For more information about United Way of Central Oklahoma, please visit www.unitedwayokc.org /or call (405) 236-8441.