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Be a Hero for a Young Student for $5

Be a Hero for a Young Student for $5

Give $5 to help provide a backpack full of school supplies for an area student who needs your help.  Thank you for helping ALL our students...

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YLP’s Lunch & Learn Topic: Jackson’s Infrastructure Improvements

YLP’s Lunch & Learn Topic: Jackson’s Infrastructure Improvements

Young professionals under 40 are invited to Young Leaders in Philanthropy’s upcoming Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, June 24th (noon – 1 pm) at the United Way building. Featured guest Kishia L. Powell from the City of Jackson will host a discussion about the city’s plans to improve infrastructure. The first 20 people to...

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United Way accepts requests for funding

If you have a program or service that you would like United Way of the Capital Area to consider funding, please let our Donor Investment Committee know by filling out the INTENT TO APPLY form and sending it back to jed@myunitedway.com by no later than the close of business on July 1, 2015. United Way’s COLLECTIVE IMPACT STRATEGY is...

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Children on Books (website)

United Way’s Alignment Jackson partnership has leveraged the resources of Jackson Public School’s traditional Book Buddies volunteer program to yield some great results in the third grade reading scores.  The students who got special help from volunteers improved their reading scores in just 8 short weeks. Read the story from one...

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Improving high school graduation rates

Improving high school graduation rates

Carol Burger recently joined a panel discussion on some exciting things United Way and others are doing to improve high school graduation rates in the Metro Area and around the state.  The discussion will air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s @Issue on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  Please tune in and learn more about this very...

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Calling all volunteers!

Calling all volunteers!

Young Leaders in Philanthropy are recruiting volunteers to help the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson clean up a ball field so that their summer softball league has a safe and happy place to play. The volunteer event will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015. Please contact Candi Richardson (candi@myunitedway.com or 601-965-1346) for more information or...

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Young Leaders in Philanthropy lend helping hand

Young Leaders in Philanthropy lend helping hand

Each month our Young Leaders in Philanthropy help with the lunch service at Stewpot. It’s just one of the things this group is doing to make our community a better place to live. If you’re interested in joining this dynamic group of caring young professionals, please contact Candi Richardson...

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Volunteer Highlight: Lester K. Diamond

Volunteer Highlight: Lester K. Diamond

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 13 – 17, 2015), United Way is pleased to highlight Lester Diamond for his volunteer leadership and commitment to our tri-county community. Lester has been a volunteer with our United Way for over 15 years. While serving as a member and later chairman of the allocation committee, he was...

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United Way volunteers help working families save money

United Way volunteers help working families save money

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we thank all of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers who graciously donated hours of their time to prepare income tax returns for 2,472 clients in the Metro area free of charge. This program saves working families who earn less than $53,000 annually an average of $250 on tax prep...

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United Way celebrates National Volunteer Week

United Way celebrates National Volunteer Week

This week (April 13-17, 2015) is Volunteer Week across the country and United Way is celebrating the way volunteers change lives. Looking for an opportunity to make a difference? We are recruiting Book Mates to work with elementary students to make sure they are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. This year, Book Mates have...

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