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Kroger Invests in “Changing” Our Community

Kroger Invests in “Changing” Our Community

The next time you need to pick up a few groceries, please head to the Lake Harbour Kroger in Ridgeland and donate your change to United Way at the register. We thank you and Kroger stores for helping us increase graduation rates, provide medical care, and support families as they become financially...

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AT&T Supports Alignment Jackson

AT&T Supports Alignment Jackson

Alignment Jackson founding partners (United Way, Jackson Public Schools, the City of Jackson, and the Greater Jackson Chamber) thank AT&T’s Mayo Flynt for supporting Alignment Jackson’s Career Exploration Fair with a generous grant of $25,000. The Career Exploration Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the...

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Alignment Jackson announces Freshman Academies for all JPS high schools

Alignment Jackson announces Freshman Academies for all JPS high schools

United Way, a proud founding partner of Alignment Jackson along with the City of Jackson, Jackson Public Schools and the Greater Jackson Chamber, announced the formation of Freshman Academies at a press conference on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Forest Hill High School. Click here to read more.  Click here to learn more about Alignment...

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Belk Corportation Donates School Uniforms

Belk Corportation Donates School Uniforms

United Way is pleased to accept the generous donation of 3,025 school uniform pieces valued at more than $75,000. The uniforms were given to the Jackson Public School district to support their students and families. JPS students or parents in need of uniform assistance should contact their school principal. This is the third year that Belk...

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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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