SLATE Executive Director Elected To The United Way Board of Directors To Help Serve People In Need

Michael Holmes will be part of the United Way’s efforts to help as many people as possible and satisfy their various needs

February 16, 2017 | 2 min reading time

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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) announces that Michael K. Holmes, SLATE Executive Director, was elected to serve on the United Way of Greater St. Louis Board of Directors for a three-year term (2017-2019). An election took place during the agency's full board annual meeting in January, 2017. 

Every year, the United Way Board of Directors elects new members from local community and corporate partner agencies and organizations to lead collaboration, fundraising and volunteer efforts for more than 170 nonprofit organizations it oversees. The board reviews these nonprofit organizations in the areas of quality programming, governance, finance and administration. 

As a board member, Michael Holmes will be part of the United Way's broader efforts to unite people and organizations that want to help others, raise funding through donations and grants, and help as many people as possible to satisfy their various needs. In his role, Michael Holmes plans to assert his expertise in education, career training and employment, as well as his leadership role in the regional workforce, to help people eliminate barriers to employment by providing training they need to successfully transition to self-sufficiency and move towards the overall life success. 

"On behalf of my staff at SLATE who works very hard on helping our customers meet their needs for employment each and every day, I am honored to be part of such a dedicated group," said Michael Holmes. "The United Way is a vital part of our region and its board and staff members play an important role in promoting practices that work, generating funding and using it wisely to help create income and opportunities for communities across the St. Louis area."

According to the United Way, the agency serves nearly 3 million people in 16 counties in Illinois and Missouri, or one in three people in the region. Any individual, who is in need of an immediate employment or short-term training, could check SLATE's website for programs, to learn how to enter various professions and maybe even receive a paycheck while learning new skills.  

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