Category Archives: Driving The Dream

United Way officer provides guest editorial on poverty for The Commercial Appeal

The Commercial Appeal featured a guest editorial “Uniting to fight generational poverty in Memphis” by Lori Spicer Robertson, United Way’s Chief Communications and Engagement Officer. Robertson shared details about the constructive dialogue at the “Feast of Dreams” last week, as well … Continue reading

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Siemer Institute for Family Stability Partners with United Way of the Mid-South to Change Lives

In partnership with The Siemer Institute for Family Stability, United Way of the Mid-South is Driving The Dream of Financial Stability.  An estimated 160 families sleep on Memphis streets or in shelters every night. Shelby County Schools defines homelessness as … Continue reading

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Credit building workshop at United Way, Wednesday September 20, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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United Way President & CEO Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D. provides guest editorial for The Commercial Appeal

United Way President & CEO Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D. provided a guest editorial for The Commercial Appeal newspaper highlighting his insights into the fight against poverty and the importance of our Driving The Dream initiative. The editorial was featured … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Driving The Dream Town Hall, Tuesday, August 15

Purchase tickets to United Way’s Driving The Dream Town Hall event As Memphis prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., United Way of the Mid-South CEO and President Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Raised in poverty, Charles Everett works with United Way to improve people’s lives

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“I didn’t have the luxuries then that I have now.” Charles Everett, 55, was 9-years-old when his family moved from Mississippi to Tennessee. His parents were sharecroppers, instilling in their children the value of hard work and humility. Charles didn’t … Continue reading

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Reserve your space for Dare 2 Dream! February 23, 2017

UPDATE: Reserve your space now! Dare to Dream February 23, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Holiday Inn / University of Memphis We invite you to join us for Dare to Dream 2017. This exciting reception will serve as the reintroduction … Continue reading

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United Way’s Driving The Dream initiative utilizing the Arizona Self Sufficiency Index

United Way’s Driving The Dream initiative is utilizing the Arizona Self Sufficiency Index. The Index is a reliable and valid measurement tool that helps case managers evaluate people’s level of independence and quality of life across a variety of domains. The resulting … Continue reading

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Better Financial Life Agents of Change Gathering September 21 (registration form)

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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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