Stories

In Conversation: Video Series

In Conversation tells the stories that connect us across the Itasca Area…


No Goal is Out of Reach

Journey to Recovery Supported by United Way Programs Between laughter and tears…


Ask The Expert: How Can We Help Youth Thrive Now and Into the Future?

Chad Evans is the Unit Director and Out of School Time Coordinator at Deer…


Turning the Table on Tragedy

“We came to the Grand Rapids area about seven years ago to escape.  To hide…


Moving Forward

Today, Suli Furman and her husband Travis live in their busy home in Grand…


Ask The Expert: Why Keeping Aging Community Members Social Matters?

Kristi Kane is the Director of the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, a division…


Campus Life Sparks Faith and Hope

When Liz Maki joined the Deer River Campus Life program back in high school,…


Ask The Expert: What Makes a Vibrant Community?

What makes a community one where people want to live? United Way of 1,000 Lakes…


Changemakers to Watch: Tom and Leanna McBride

Much has been said about rural Minnesota’s “brain drain,” in which ambitious…


Adult Day Stay Gives Sense of Purpose, Community

Joey Jacobson of Bigfork knew her mother Marie needed a little extra help. She…