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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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Volunteer Readers and Tutors Needed

Volunteer Readers and Tutors Needed

Looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? Become a Book Buddy with the Jackson Public Schools and you’ll help third graders strengthen their skills so that they are reading on grade level by the end of the school year. Research shows that students who reach this benchmark are 4 times more likely to graduate on time. More critically,...

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Siemens Supports Alignment Jackson

Siemens Supports Alignment Jackson

United Way thanks Siemens for donating $10,000 to support our work through Alignment Jackson, which is transforming the Jackson Public School district. Local residents, parents, businesses, non-profits, and the faith communities are all welcome to get involved. Go to www.alignmentjackson.org to see how you can...

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Super Tax Day Was a Success

Super Tax Day Was a Success

United Way and our Jackson Asset Building Coalition volunteer partners thank all the volunteers and exhibitors that made Super Tax Day 2015 a great success! More than 80 clients had their taxes prepared for free.  Click here to read more about our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and how to find a tax preparer near...

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We Thank our Local Heroes

We Thank our Local Heroes

United Way thanks all those who donated, sorted and delivered thousands of personal hygiene items to support homeless youth in our community. United Way’s Young Leaders in Philanthropy partnered with the Human Rights Campaign to collect these items which were donated to local shelters that are helping these homeless youth make it through the...

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