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United Way Renews Support for Early Childhood Education

United Way Renews Support for Early Childhood Education

The United Way of the Capital Area Board of Trustees has approved an investment in the amount of $10,000, effective July 15, 2014, for the North Madison County Excel By 5! This grant will provide needed funding for the continuation of efforts to raise awareness for early childhood education of children 0-5 years of age in order that they may be...

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Registration is open for Career Exploration Fair

Registration is open for Career Exploration Fair

Businesses and industries are invited to participate in Jackson’s first interactive Career Exploration Fair for all JPS 9th grade students. Research indicates that a large percentage of students who drop out of high school do so between their freshman and sophomore years. Let’s help prevent this by providing students with...

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Alignment Jackson Makes the News

Read the article about Alignment Jackson and how we are transforming Jackson Public Schools in the most recent edition of the Jackson Free Press. Go to http://alignmentjackson.org to sign up for Alignment Alerts, Invitations to Participate, and...

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United Way of the Capital Area Receives National Attention

United Way of the Capital Area Receives National Attention

We are so proud of Lester Diamond who represented United Way of the Capital Area well as part of a panel of board chairs from communities as diverse as Nashville, Salt Lake City, Mexico, and Korea at the annual Community Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. Also, our Alignment Jackson work got a special mention from United Way Worldwide’s U.S....

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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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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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United Way Offers Free Tax Prep

Think there’s no such thing as getting something for free?  Think again!  United Way and our partners are offering FREE income tax prep and filing this tax season. You may even qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which could be worth thousands for some working families.  Click here for more information or dial 2-1-1 (or...

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United Way and Nissan are committed to learning

United Way and Nissan are committed to learning

Thanks to Nissan, all children under 5 living in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties are able to receive a free book each month. Nissan’s commitment to this community is evident through the partnerships with United Way and other organizations. Nissan recently committed $400,000 to fully fund our Imagination Library partnership with the...

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Partnership to Strengthen Schools Announced

Partnership to Strengthen Schools Announced

For the last few months United Way, the Greater Jackson Chamber, the City of Jackson, and JPS have been collaborating on a new partnership called Alignment Jackson, a city-wide partnership that works to support Jackson Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. Collaboration is critical to the success of Alignment Jackson. Go to...

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Imagination Library Open Enrollment is Here!

Parents of children living in Hinds, Madison or Rankin Counties (from birth to age 5) are invited to enroll their child into Imagination Library, a program that provides a free book each month, delivered directly to your home. Click here to enroll your child and get...

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