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Tax Volunteers See Record-High Tax Filing Season

Tax Volunteers See Record-High Tax Filing Season

United Way thanks our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparers for doing a fantastic job filing 3,004 tax returns this past filing season. Our clients paid no fees for help with their tax returns, and $4.9 million dollars came back to our community in refunds and credits. This is money that working families can use to buy school...

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United Way’s Shawna Davie to Participate on White House Panel

United Way’s Shawna Davie to Participate on White House Panel

This weekend Jackson State University will host the 2014 Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Shawna Davie, who serves as Executive Director of Alignment Jackson, joins a host of speakers and will discuss the importance of leveraging public/private partnerships to ensure academic excellence. For more information, go to...

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Alignment Jackson Needs Your Help

Alignment Jackson Needs Your Help

It’s time to lend your expertise, resources, and desire to help us improve graduation rates. Please register to receive invitations to participate and other important information (portal.alignmentjackson.org).  

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We Need Books!

We Need Books!

It’s time once again for Pages of Promise, our annual summer reading book drive. We are collecting books on JPS’s summer reading list to help students complete their mandatory assignments. An added benefit is that these students will have reading materials in their homes, which is one of the strongest ways of preventing summer learning...

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Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers Make a Difference

As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, United Way thanks all of you who roll up your sleeves and make change happen. Right now, our volunteer tax preparers are wrapping up the tax season having helped more than 2,700 people save money on tax prep fees. Our volunteer committee members are planning for ways we can provide books to school children....

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Don’t Miss Your Chance for FREE Tax Help

It’s hard to believe, but the close of tax season is rapidly approaching.  If you’ve not filed your tax return, please remember that United Way’s IRS-certified volunteers are ready to help you prepare and file your tax return FREE!  That’s right.  You pay no fees and you keep your entire tax return.  Think of what you can do with that...

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United Way’s Young Leaders in Philanthropy to host Lunch & Learn

If you are a United Way investor under the age of 45 and you give at least $120 a year, you qualify for membership in Young Leaders in Philanthropy. Come hear more about the organization and United Way’s work in Education at a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, April 15th at 11:30.  Brown bag or lunch pre-orders are...

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North Madison County Families to Get a Great New Resource

United Way, in partnership with the MSU Extension Service, Madison County Business League, and the Madison County Economic Department, invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the new Central Mississippi Early Child Care Resource & Referral Center this Wednesday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the County Courthouse on the...

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Are You a Young Leader?

Are You a Young Leader?

If you’re interested in getting more involved in your community, networking with other professionals, or interested in grooming your leadership skills, take a look at United Way’s Young Leaders in Philanthropy. Membership is easy–in fact, you may already qualify for membership! If you invest $120 or more in United Way’s...

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Heard of Alignment Jackson and Want to Know More?

There is a change coming to Jackson Public Schools called Alignment Jackson. Based on a successful model out of Nashville, TN, Alignment Jackson is a city-wide partnership that uses a comprehensive approach to improving the academic success of our students. Watch this video to learn...

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