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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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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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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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