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Friday, September 16: United Way Day of Caring begins with 3 local rallies

United Way of the Mid-South kicks off its resource development drive on Friday, September 16 as roughly 1,000 volunteers across the region unite to perform service works at local nonprofits for Day of Caring. This year, United Way expands the … Continue reading

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United Way announces four Catalyst Fund grants supporting collaborative community solutions

One of the most innovative ways United Way of the Mid-South empowers community efforts to improve education, financial stability, and health is through the Catalyst Fund grant, which has provided over $938,000 to support the start-up or expansion of promising community … Continue reading

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Poverty is ‘huge and pervasive problem in Mid-South’ says United Way President and CEO at Comcast leadership luncheon

“Poverty is the reason for the crime and the instability in our urban areas. Poverty in and of itself is never the ideal, the hope or the dream of our citizens here in the Mid-South. The dream is to move … Continue reading

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Belz Enterprises welcomes United Way, celebrates long partnership of support for Mid-South

Belz Enterprises, a longtime giver to United Way, welcomed Dr. Kenneth Robinson, President and CEO of United Way, with open arms at a thank you event held at Belz Enterprises earlier this week. Jack Belz (Chairman and CEO of Belz … Continue reading

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Job Fair brings employers and provides information for job seekers sponsored by ITT Technical Institute and United Way

United Way of the Mid-South and ITT Technical Institute are presenting a Community Resource and Job Fair today from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at ITT Technical Institute, 7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Cordova, TN 38016. Twenty-Five companies and/or organizations looking for … Continue reading

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Teen Summit at Southwest Community College this Saturday, addresses serious issues for Mid-South teens

The YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South is hosting a Teen Summit at Southwest Tennessee Community College – Whitehaven Center, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This free community event for teens in grades 8-12 focuses … Continue reading

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Labor / Management Mid-Year Conference discusses need for growth of viable workforce, strong labor/management relationships

“Taking it back to the businesses, to the union halls, to the plants, and to the cafeterias” – that was one of the key themes of this year’s Tennessee Labor Management Mid-Year conference, which stressed the importance of a viable … Continue reading

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United Way Emerging Leaders Society brings Just City and young leaders together for latest Coffee & Conversation meeting

Always wanting to learn new and innovative ways to help our community, United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society’s latest “Coffee and Conversation” session featured leaders from Just City, an organization that uses local crime statistics to see the differences between perception … Continue reading

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Get ALL your refund | United Way Free Tax Prep sites open Tuesday, January 19 across the Mid-South

Approximately 1 in 4 people who qualify for the Earned Income Tax credit do not claim it because they do not know about it – even though the credit can mean hundreds or possibly thousands of extra dollars for your … Continue reading

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Youth United Way and City of Memphis Emerging Leaders assemble over 40 Thanksgiving “bountiful baskets” for local families (photo gallery)

Thanksgiving just became a more enjoyable holiday for more than 40 local families thanks to last weekend’s project involving teens in the Youth United Way Leadership program and professionals in the City of Memphis Emerging Leaders Society. The two groups … Continue reading

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