United Way of Transylvania County is committed to advocacy.
Not sure what that means? Let's start here...
- an advocate of early childhood education)
- an advocate for intercultural understanding)
Origin and Etymology of advocate:
Middle English avocat, advocat,borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin advocātus,noun derivative from past participle of advocāre "to summon, call to one's aid," from ad- ad- + vocāre "to call"
How can you be an ADVOCATE for your communty?
Pick an issue or a cause.
Learn about the current opportunities and challenges that relate to it.
Inform individuals and groups about the issue or cause.
Participate in dialogue and actions that changes the opportunities and challenges related to the issue or cause.
EXAMPLE: Learn about early childhood education in your community. Discuss it in your social and service groups and communicate with local officials to develop positive changes, including
increasing community awareness, input and action,
developing governmental support and action,
facilitating non-profit participation, and
discovering relevant sources and uses of funding.
Want some ideas of locally important issues or causes?
United Way of Transylvania County enjoys advocating! We're happy to offer suggestions and connections to you. Give us a call at 828-883-8822.