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Winter Hockey Festival

Posted November, 2012 by: UCT

NHL Hockey Fans are clearly disappointed that the season has been delayed. Not only are fans unhappy, there have been articles about ancillary businesses (bars, restaurants, etc.) being affected, particularly in Canada.  While NHL hockey has been on hold, there are other hockey teams that have continued to play. There are college and high school games to see, and the ASHA teams are still… Continue Reading…

UCT Gives Thanks – and Gives Back

Posted November, 2012 by: UCT

Thanksgiving festivities were held October 8th for all Canadians, and as Americans gear up for the big day on November 22nd, we at UCT are stopping to GIVE THANKS for many good things. In addition to good health, shelter, food and clean water, we at UCT are thankful for…   …Schools that serve individuals with intellectual disabilities. In fact, we’re so thankful… Continue Reading…

There’s still time to enter our “UCT Gives Back” video contest for $10,000!

Posted November, 2012 by: David Knapp

Schools in your community with programs for people with intellectual disabilities or universities with programs to train special education teachers still have time to enter our “UCT Gives Back” video contest for $10,000. No kidding – $10,000! The contest is open to schools in the U.S. and Canada. The process is simple, and the $10,000 UCT will give the school with the winning… Continue Reading…

Making a College Education Affordable

Posted November, 2012 by: UCT

As we near Election Day, those of us who live in swing states are receiving a lot of attention from candidates of both parties and from the media.  The speeches and the advertising blitz in the final weeks have been overwhelming.   Over the course of the campaign, the presidential candidates have disagreed on many issues, often vehemently.  Their proposed solutions to many of the nation’s problems… Continue Reading…

All About Blogs

Posted October, 2012 by: UCT

We love that you enjoy reading the UCT Blog…but have you read these other great blogs? Check out a few of our favorites:   American Cancer Society   Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding… Continue Reading…

UCT employees walk the walk for community causes!

Posted October, 2012 by: David Knapp

Amazing things happen when caring people work together to make a difference in their communities! UCT’s home office employees – who are also UCT members – are perfect proof of this. We don’t just talk the talk when it comes to supporting community causes and charities – we walk the walk! We’re busy year-round volunteering for community causes and raising funds for… Continue Reading…

Helping to create a cancer-free world

Posted October, 2012 by: UCT

Most of you have probably seen the efforts to help with Breast Cancer Awareness Month by NFL and MLS teams.  Pink is evident in every stadium.   A cure for cancer is something everyone hopes for.  Almost everyone in America has been affected by cancer either personally or through friends and loved ones.     UCT members have helped to support cancer research in many ways. … Continue Reading…

UCT Gives Back – Nominate Your School to Win $10,000!

Posted October, 2012 by: UCT

UCT Gives Back launched this week and we want YOUR school to submit a video for a chance at winning $10,000! UCT Gives Back is a video contest open to schools with programs for people with intellectual disabilities and universities with programs to train special education teachers – and the winning school will receive $10,000! I know what you’re thinking…creating a video… Continue Reading…

The UCT Scholarship Program – changing lives & building futures

Posted September, 2012 by: David Knapp

For more than 50 years UCT has made helping people with intellectual disabilities our top service project. In 1997 our UCT Charities fund was established as a way to support this priority, primarily by providing scholarships to students and teachers seeking degrees or certification to teach people with intellectual disabilities through the UCT Scholarship Program. Each year the UCT Scholarship Program makes… Continue Reading…

Social Enterprise

Posted September, 2012 by: UCT

I recently attended the annual meeting of the American Fraternal Alliance, and it was a great meeting.  One of the speakers was Jim Collins, best selling business author of books such as Good to Great and Built to Last.  He had many interesting things to say, and he felt, as he put it, that the zeitgeist was moving in a direction that favored the Fraternal business model.… Continue Reading…

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