|Left to right: Jeffrey Hayward, COO UW Massachusetts Bay; |
our CEO Keith Thomajan; Jon Fine, CEO UW King County
The White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation invited Keith, along with the CEOs from United Ways in Seattle and Boston, to share ideas and learn from other organizations.
Keith says the invitation was a great testament to the work of United Way and all of our supporters because it means that the White House sees us innovative leaders in our community. The forum is just the beginning, and will hopefully lead to more work with the White House and other organizations.
Some of the ideas that excited Keith were:
- The Pittsburgh promise: every Pittsburgh kid who graduates high school with a 2.5 GPA and 90% attendance will get a $40,000 scholarship to an in-state school.
- Made in NY app: plots tech sector companies and jobs across NY City.