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April 1, 2021

Featured Profile: Emma Healy

Emma is a Social Work Intern nearing the completion of her placement at United Way of Westchester and Putnam. She is currently working on our United2Read literacy initiative, which includes the distribution of books and activities to children as well as a recently launched online section to the program.

“I chose to volunteer at United Way of Westchester and Putnam because I heard of their reputation and was thoroughly impressed with the work they do for and with their communities. They have partnered with the NYU Silver School of Social Work for several years and I was excited when I was presented with this opportunity. Early childhood literacy is a huge predictor for future success and being able to be a part of a program that promotes and encourages it is incredible.”

Emma is in her second and final year of her Master of Social Work program at NYU. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. Emma has a passion for working with children and previously served as a mental health counselor for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. She also held positions as a teaching assistant in a 3s and 4s classroom and an intern at a middle school camp.

About United Way of Westchester and Putnam

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) provides strategic resources and tools to residents in crisis or who are marginalized due to personal or life’s circumstances. These include the 2-1-1 helpline, early literacy programming for preschoolers, job skills training and financial empowerment for adults, as well as access to health services. 

UWWP is located at 336 Central Park Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Phone: 914-997-6700 Website: Facebook: and Twitter @UnitedWayWP