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If you missed these podcasts or webinars live, here’s your chance to listen and/or watch them at your own time. Learn more about Orange County United Way, its mission and programs featuring interviews with Sue Parks, Carla Vargas, and other United Way leaders.

Orange County United Way Podcasts

Listen to podcasts Orange County United Way has participated in.

2/1/2024 – The City Square by ACC-OC – S2:E1 2-1-1 Orange County (211OC) – Listen 
Sue Parks, President & CEO, Orange County United Way, and Elizabeth Andrade, Executive Director, 2-1-1 Orange County, Orange County United Way,
share the impactful work being done to help Orange County residents connect with essential health and human services through 211OC.

3/14/2022 – Orange County Giving Podcast – Episode 6: Susan Parks, CEO of Orange County United Way – Listen 
Sue Parks, President & CEO of Orange County United Way,
shares with us her background prior to aligning with Orange County United Way, her past and current roles with Orange County United Way, and the three amazing initiatives they focus on here in Orange County, as well as information about the 2022 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast coming up in May.

1/31/2022 – Orange County Giving Podcast – Episode 5: United Way and United to End Homelessness – Listen 
Becks Heyhoe, Executive Director of United to End Homelessness, Orange County United Way,
speaks with host Jeff Petsche about the amazing work Orange County United Way does to serve the local community. Specifically, the conversation dives into the United to End Homelessness℠ initiative which is committed to ending homelessness in Orange County so that everyone has a place to call home.

5/13/2020 – Titan Radio – Orange County United Way Pandemic Relief Fund Updates – “From The Hart Podcast” – Listen 
Sue Parks, President and CEO of Orange County United Way,
speaks with host Ed Hart about her childhood and how maintaining close relationships with her family, friends and mentors have transferred into her role as leader of United Way, to help her continue building important relationships. She also talks about Orange County United Way’s efforts to help keep the Orange County community safe, housed, educated, and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic through their Pandemic Relief Fund efforts.

1/27/2020 – AccelerateOC Podcast with Carey Ransom – Orange County United Way & Innovation – Listen 
Sue Parks
, CEO of Orange County United Way, speaks with host Carey Ransom on the non-profit organization’s goals, programs, and initiatives that impact the lives of fellow residents in Orange County. Innovation can come from anywhere and Sue is leading it through United Way. Listen for more from Sue on how we can continue to foster innovation in Orange County.

10/24/2019 – KSBR – United to End Homelessness Overview – Listen 
Orange County United Way’s Becks Heyhoe, Director, United to End Homelessness, and Atty McLellan, Community Engagement Manager, United to End Homelessness provide an overview on the initiative.

12/12/2018 – AM870 – United to End Homelessness Initiative Update – “Sunday Morning Newsmakers with Larry Marino” – Listen 
Lawrence Armstrong
, CEO of Ware Malcomb, an international design firm and Steve Churm, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, at FivePoint Holdings, LLC are leadership council members of Orange County United Way’s United to End Homelessness initiative. They provide an update on the initiative and share why solving homelessness is a good business decision.

12/07/2018 – Voices of OC – “On OC: Apartments for Homeless” – Listen 
Orange County United Way Chief Operating Officer Carla Vargas provides a progress update on homelessness programs in Oranges County, discussing a new pilot program, funded by a $250,000 grant from the County of Orange, that hopes to connect homeless people who are ready for permanent supportive housing with willing apartment owners as a way of quickly moving the dial to address an estimated need of 2,700 permanent supportive housing units across the county.

12/07/2018 – TalentTalk – How Corporate Social Responsibility Benefits the Workplace – “Andrew Hard and Sue Parks” – Listen  (Tune in to timestamp 28:26 for Sue’s interview)
Sue Parks talks about the importance of corporate responsibility campaigns for corporate employees, and how Orange County United Way helps design these programs. She also shares how her organization centers on a culture of compassion.

11/18/2018 – AM870 – In-Depth Look at Homelessness in Southern California – “Sunday Morning Newsmakers with Larry Marino” – Listen 
Sue Parks
, President and CEO of Orange County United Way, provides an in-depth look at homelessness in Southern California. What are the myths and misconceptions about the homeless population and what programs are being implemented?

11/16/2018 – KX 93.5 – Orange County United Way CEO Sue Parks on Solutions to Homelessness – “Mornings with Ed” – Listen 
Sue Parks
shares progress on the United to End Homelessness initiative, which includes a new landlord incentive program. An eye-opening conversation with a true leader in our community.

Orange County United Way Webinars

Watch webinars Orange County United Way has produced or participated in.

08/27/2018 – Building on Your Strengths, UCI Division of Continuing Education webinar – Watch 
Susan B. Parks, President and CEO, Orange County United Way and Sergio Contreras, Senior Director, Education and Healthy Schools, Orange County United Way presented during University of California, Irvine’s “Building Your Strengths” webinar where they shared a case study about #YouthCareerConnections (YCC), one of Orange County United Way’s newest educational programs.

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