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United Way of the Capital Area’s Board of Trustees is currently crafting a new mission statement that accurately reflects who we are today. We could use your help. Click here to read the proposed mission statement and answer a four-question survey.  If possible, please return to us by Monday, October 13, 2014.  THANK...

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YLPs to Host Free Leadership Workshop

YLPs to Host Free Leadership Workshop

Young Leaders in Philanthropy invite all young professionals in the Metro Area to attend a free leadership workshop. “Growing Your Leadership and Collaborative Skills” by IBM will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at United Way of the Capital Area (843 N. President St., Jackson).  Download a...

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Graduation Matters

Graduation Matters

Did you know that some of our schools are only graduation about 60 percent of their students every year? United Way is working hard to increase graduation rates in our targeted schools to 85 percent by the year 2022. Through our Graduation Matters program, we reach out to students and their families to educate and encourage them to stay in school....

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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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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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