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Emergency Food and Shelter Funds Available

$152,545 has been made available to non-profit social service programs or government agencies in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties that provide emergency food and/or shelter services.  Under the terms of this grant from the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board, eligible agencies must: 1) be private, voluntary, non-profits, or...

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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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Help with SATP State Test is Available

Help with SATP State Test is Available

Do you know a student who is at risk of not graduating high school on time because they have not passed one or more of their mandatory state tests? Help is available. United Way is sponsoring a Graduation Matters State Test Workshop this November 24 – 25 on the JSU campus. Click here for more information and to...

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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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