Category Archives: Education

EVENTS: United Way and FOX13 present Family Focus School Supply Drive Wednesday, July 19

United Way of the Mid-South and FOX13’s Family Focus School Supply Drive will collect donations of school supplies to help students in need at Shelby County Schools on Wednesday, July 19 at Poplar Plaza shopping center at Poplar and Highland … Continue reading

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In The News: First day at school made happier for many thanks to United Way / Kroger school supplies drive

The first day of school is always an exciting and anxious time for students, teachers, and parents. WREG News Channel 3 covered the start of the Shelby County Schools year with a report from its news camera team at Ridgeway … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: “Fill The Basket” with Kroger stores a great success

By all accounts, last weekend’s “Fill The Basket” drives at Kroger stores for school supplies was a great success. We’re still gathering inventory reports, and we thank everyone who participated by donating school supplies to help Mid-South students succeed this … Continue reading

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Kroger & United Way collect school supplies with “Fill The Basket” drives, July 16 & 17

Local Kroger stores, Youth United Way, and United Way of the Mid-South are helping provide Mid-South students with the supplies they need to succeed in school on July 16 and 17 with “Fill The Basket” collections at local Kroger stores. … Continue reading

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Impacting Poverty: United Way’s poverty strategy featured in two-page spread in Memphis magazine

The latest edition of Memphis magazine (June 2016) provides a two-page spread featuring United Way’s new strategy to impact Mid-South poverty and move more people into lives of greater financial self-sufficiency. The spread, entitled “Driving The Dream,” shares details about United … Continue reading

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Youth United Way leadership program recruiting for Spring, 2016

Youth United Way is recruiting new members for this Spring’s YUW leadership program. Youth United Way is a year-round leadership program where middle school and high school students gain  exposure to community service opportunities, team building activities, leadership training, college/career … Continue reading

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Quick Photos: Porter-Leath opens South Memphis Early Childhood Academy

Congratulations to our United Way partner agency, Porter-Leath, on the groundbreaking for their new South Memphis Early Childhood Academy! We’re very proud of our partnership with We’re very proud of our partnership with Porter-Leath, and very grateful for Sean Lee’s … Continue reading

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Gen Now First Tennessee book drive with United Way to benefit Literacy Mid-South, Exchange Club Family Center

United Way Emerging Leaders Society is partnering with Gen Now, a new professionals group at First Tennessee Bank to support two United Way partner agencies in a children’s book drive throughout the month of March. The drive is collecting children’s … 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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Tennessee Afterschool Network Legislator Awards and Day On The Hill

The Tennessee Afterschool Network, formed in 2014 to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to advocate for and support afterschool programs, gathers today for its Day on the Hill. The Day is held in partnership with United Ways of … Continue reading

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