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Let’s all do some good this Thursday

Let’s all do some good this Thursday

“Have fun, raise money and change lives.” Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty. United Way’s Board of Directors encourages everyone to help United Way and other nonprofits end childhood poverty by participating in this live benefit on NBC this Thursday, May 21st....

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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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North Madison Excel By 5 hosts meeting

North Madison Excel By 5 hosts meeting

Parents of young children under 5 who live in North Madison County are invited to a Community Information Meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Dr. Marvin Hogan Head Start/Early Head Start Center (4667 Highway 22 in Flora). Call (601) 214-3978 for more...

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Free workshops available to help high school seniors graduate on time

Free workshops available to help high school seniors graduate on time

High school seniors who have not passed one or more of their mandatory SATP tests are strongly encouraged to attend one or more of our FREE state test workshops. We offer workshops in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 2, and U.S. History. Click here to register.  (Pre-registration by March 18th is required.) Click here to hear from Isis, a...

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