Hear the Change, Be the Change: Marlene’s Story

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay unites people to create positive, lasting change in the lives of people in need. This mission is brought to life by focusing on what United Way has deemed the three core building blocks of a strong, vibrant community:

  • Ensuring that all families have the resources and opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty
  • Preparing children to enter school ready to learn and succeed
  • Inspiring and supporting youth to stay in school and realize positive options for the future

Each year John Hancock employees raise valuable funds for United Way programming during a three-week campaign. This year’s campaign, Hear the Change, Be the Change, highlights the personal stories of three people whose lives have been positively impacted by the United Way mission.

Marlene Price is a scholarship recipient and participant in United Way’s Marian L. Heard Scholarship program. All scholarship awardees have not only shown good academic qualifications, but also a commitment to service in their community, which is why Marlene was chosen. She has worked hard to overcome hard times and is currently a Public Policy & Communications Intern at Council for Opportunity in Education in Washington, D.C. Marlene will graduate from Bridgewater State University.

For more information on the programs and services provided by United Way of Massachusetts Bay, visit: http://unitedwaymassbay.org/

Marlene's story part 1
Marlene's story part 2
Marlene's story part 3