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Yearly volunteer days of service
United Way of Greater Dayton organizes a number of events every year to help motivate volunteerism and mobilize hundreds of people to help their community. Join us on these national days of service. Together, we can make a lasting positive change.
Martin Luther King jr. Day
The event’s goal is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.
global youth Service day
Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrate and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service learning.
United way’s Day of Action
United Days of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.
9/11 national Day of service
The day’s goal is to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable cause, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Make a Difference Day
Volunteer of the Month
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
DAJ’ZA DEMMINGS, DAYTON YOUNG BLACK PROFESSIONALS
Daj’za Demmings LIVES UNITED by “being open to innovation, creativity and community” in her volunteer role leading Dayton Young Black Professionals (DYBF).
Having lived her entire life in Dayton (“a west side native!,” she says), Daj’za works for Nuvasive. As a professional, she felt something was missing in the area and created the Dayton Young Black Professionals organization “to empower and teach others to be our best selves.”
Daj’za has been Executive Director since its founding in August 2018. She spends two or three evenings a week on the project, often as much as 15 hours per week. Volunteering comes naturally for her, she’s been volunteering since fifth grade, including a stint for six years at her family’s church and having the most community hours in her high school.
She’s inspired by “hope for people, and being able to change feelings in the moment.” She goes on to say “when someone feels a certain way, we try to inspire.” She wants DYBF to be a “space to feel engaged and for community service, and encouraging members to be bigger than themselves.” Daj’za has also coached basketball, mentored and is currently on several city boards.
NaAsiaha Simon, Assistant Executive Director of Dayton Young Black Professionals, says Daj’za is “the epitome of what love looks like for people, community and the underserved. She exemplifies impact, change and creating a space for change that the city needs. That’s Daj’za!”
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Daj’za as our Community Volunteer of the Month for March, 2020.
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