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AmeriCorps Week (2019): Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) (Originally Published on United Way Worldwide) Each year, Inland Empire United Way (IEUW) mobilizes a local cohort of AmeriCorps members to serve with the Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellowship, a CalSERVES statewide program…

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Live United: Marisela Manzo

At 211 San Bernardino County’s Rancho Cucamonga office, Marisela Manzo’s screen constantly flashes with incoming emails and meeting reminders. Her work as 211’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) Manager, allows her and her team to ensure that people with the highest…

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Live United Chris Darbee

Live United: Chris Darbee

Live United: Chris Darbee For most of Chris Darbee’s childhood, poverty was an everyday reality. Chris grew up in San Bernardino, a stark city with one of the lowest educational attainment rates and the highest crime rates in California. On…

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Live United Maria Torres

Living United: Maria Torres

Live United: Maria Torres Maria Torres’s connection to Inland Empire United Way was formed during her time working with San Bernardino County 211 as a Quality Assurance and Special Projects Coordinator. As part of the leadership team, she was able…

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Living United: Carmen Mejico

Live United: Carmen Mejico Carmen has worked as an educator for many years including a school administrator for thirteen years, serving as assistant principal for two years and in her current role as Del Norte Elementary’s Principal for the past…

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Living United: Lynda Will

Live United: Lynda Will Lynda Will is a familiar face at Inland Empire United Way. She stops in several times each month, bringing dozens of UPS employees to volunteer for programs such as Kids Pack and School Tools. As Lynda…

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Gary Madden, Director 211

Gary Madden

Live United: Gary Madden For some, a life in the non-profit world is a straight path. For others, like Gary Madden, it takes years and clear indications that a change of direction is required. With his motto to be “an…

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