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Diane Castelbuono

Diane Castelbuono

Diane Castelbuono is Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Diane oversees strategy, innovation and program design for United Way’s impact work in education, income and health across the region. Led by Diane, the Community Impact Department works with nonprofit partners in the region to ensure children have access to high-quality education from cradle to career, adults and families achieve financial stability, and everyone is safe and healthy in their homes and communities.

Prior to her position with United Way, Diane was the Associate Superintendent for Strategic Programs for the School District of Philadelphia, where she led the district's school turnaround and charter school work. Previously, Diane served for five years as the Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for the oversight and support of all K-12 public and private schools in the Commonwealth, serving over 1.8 million students. Diane has worked for the Philadelphia public school system in several cabinet-level positions, including chief of staff for the School Reform Commission and director of policy and planning.

Diane earned her undergraduate degree from Haverford College, and holds a Master of Business Administration from Eastern University. She resides in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where her three children attend public school.

Email: dcastelbuono@uwgpsnj.org

Young Leaders Prepare for Board Service

Wed, June 18, 2014

Young Leaders Prepare for Board Service

Congratulations to the newest class of Young Leaders! Last week, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey was proud to recognize 50 graduates of the 2014 Young Leaders Program (YLP).

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5,500 and Growing

Fri, May 30, 2014

5500 and growing

The Pre-K for PA coalition has spent the last several months traveling around the commonwealth, recruiting supporters, populating social media and reminding candidates running for office that access to high-quality pre-k is an issue they can’t ignore.

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Pre-K For PA sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor

Fri, May 23, 2014

Pre-K for PA sends Open Letter

This week, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and our Pre-K for PA partners released an open letter to the gubernatorial candidates that Pennsylvanians support high-quality pre-k.

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Giving Moms the Gift of Quality Pre-K This Mother’s Day

Fri, May 09, 2014

Giving Moms the Gift of Quality Pre-K This Mother’s Day

Through Pre-K for PA, we’re asking for moms’ support this week, because access to high-quality pre-k, and that great start for every child in Pennsylvania, is the best Mother's Day gift of all.

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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

Fri, April 11, 2014

Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

High-quality early learning opportunities would not be possible without high-quality early childhood educators. This week, we celebrated the Week of the Young Child™ with early childhood educators and advocates across the country to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary teachers who are at the heart of early learning.

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A New Class of Emerging Leaders

Mon, March 31, 2014

A New Class of Emerging Leaders

United Way is pleased to announce the graduation of 25 mid-level nonprofit managers from the Emerging Leaders Program, an intensive leadership development program for nonprofit professionals under the age of 40.

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Study: Georgia’s pre-k program gives students an edge

Mon, March 24, 2014

The researchers said their findings “provide strong evidence that Georgia’s pre-k provides a beneficial experience for enhancing school readiness skills for all children – boys and girls, those from families of different income levels, and children with differing levels of English language proficiency.”

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New Report supports Need for Pre-K for PA

Mon, March 10, 2014

New Report Supports Need for Pre-K for PA

A recent report by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC) makes clear the case for greater investments in high-quality early childhood education for all children in Pennsylvania.

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Encourage a Love for Reading for Read Across America Day

Tue, March 04, 2014

Encourage a Love for Reading for Read Across America Day

Early exposure to books is a key ingredient in preparing children to enter school ready to learn, and ensuring children read at grade level by the end of third grade helps them make the transition from learning to read to “reading to learn,” setting them up for success as their coursework becomes more challenging.

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Black Male Mentoring Produces Achievement

Mon, January 27, 2014

Philly Roots

Since we recognize the importance of mentoring young Black males, we are excited about the opportunity to identify an organization to manage and sustain the program.

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