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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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Prescription drug discount cards hits $1 million in savings!

Prescription drug discount cards hits $1 million in savings!

Our partnership with FamilyWize has saved Greater Jackson residents more than $1 million off the cost of their prescriptions. Anyone who is uninsured or under-insured can download a free card by clicking on the image to the right. You can start using your card immediately at almost every pharmacy in the area. People usually save 25 – 30...

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Let us prepare your tax return for free!

Let us prepare your tax return for free!

Starting January 20, 2015, United Way and our Jackson Asset Building Coalition volunteer partners are preparing tax returns free of charge for anyone whose household income was less than $53,000 in 2014. Let us help you save money in 2015–and we’ll be sure to screen you for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) which could be worth up to...

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Imagination Library is a Great Holiday Gift for Small Children

Imagination Library is a Great Holiday Gift for Small Children

Reading often to your preschool children gives them the best chance for academic success. All children (birth to age 4) who live in Hinds, Madison or Rankin Counties are eligible to enroll in Imagination Library and receive a free, age-appropriate book in the mail each month until the child turns 5.  Click here to enroll your...

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Career Exploration Fair for all JPS Ninth Grade Academies

Career Exploration Fair for all JPS Ninth Grade Academies

United Way and our Alignment Jackson partners are pleased to host the first-annual Career Exploration for JPS Ninth Grade Academy students on November 11, 2014 at the Jackson Convention Complex. About 2,300 ninth grade students visited about 80 exhibits where they received hands-on knowledge about a variety of career options. The Career...

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Join the Discussion About Dropout Prevention

Join the Discussion About Dropout Prevention

All are invited to join a panel discussion hosted by Mississippi Public Broadcasting about how we can impact students’ lives and help them graduate from high school. United Way’s Jed Oppenheim will join Thea Faulkner from Parents for Public Schools of Jackson and Dr. Freddrick Murray who serves JPS as Executive Director of High...

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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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