Category Archives: Education

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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Kevin Woods talks jobs and poverty over coffee with United Way Emerging Leaders at The Office@Uptown (photo gallery)

“Ultimately, you have to own your destiny.” Those were the words of Kevin Woods at “Coffee with Kevin Woods” at The Office@Uptown, 594 N. Second Street last Thursday. The event provided an opportunity for some of Memphis’ young leaders to … Continue reading

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In The News: United Way funding of Imagination Library noted in DeSoto Times-Tribune article today

In an article in The DeSoto Times-Tribune (visit their website at http://www.desototimes.com/) entitled “Read their lips: Imagination Library encourages literacy,” United Way’s grant to the Imagination Library is noted as being instrumental in helping more children learn to read. The … Continue reading

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Tennessee Governor proclaims Oct. 22nd “Lights On Afterschool Day”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named October 22nd as “Lights On Afterschool Day” in Tennessee to recognize the role of afterschool programs in enhancing learning and keeping children safe and less likely to engage in risky behavior. The proclamation was … Continue reading

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United Way Campaign Summit gathers leaders to “solve it together” (photo gallery)

Leaders from organizations across the Mid-South came together on August 28 for the United Way Campaign Summit at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Memphis to learn about our exciting new direction, leadership, and energy. The team of volunteers learned … Continue reading

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“Fill The Bus” school supplies drive helps Mid-South students in need with United Way and Walmart

United Way of the Mid-South and Walmart locations are asking you to assist children in need of school supplies with a busload of help in July and August during their “Fill The Bus” campaigns. “Many children start school without the … Continue reading

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Emerging Leaders group meets to discuss future endeavors

What does it take to be an emerging leader in the Mid-South? It takes leadership, dedication and a good sense of direction. United Way’s Emerging Leaders group is made up of young volunteers ages 21-40 who are concerned about making … Continue reading

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Priority Issues / Domestic Violence: Mayor Wharton announces “Memphis Says NO MORE” launch June 25

United Way of the Mid-South and our network of care take active roles in the work to reduce and eliminate domestic violence in our community. While some small evidence of progress is starting to surface, there is still a great … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Youth United Way and UW staff bring help to Books & BBQ literacy & publishing expo

Saturday’s “Books & BBQ” literacy and publishing expo at the Agricenter International brought children, students, and people interested in reading and writing together for a great day of fun and education. Teens in our Youth United Way leadership program and … Continue reading

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United Way of the Mid-South creates greater awareness of Red Nose Day with WMC TV 5 & Bounce TV

United Way of the Mid-South President and CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson shared details about Red Nose Day’s effort to improve child education and combat child poverty this week on WMC TV 5 and Bounce TV. Red Nose Day is … Continue reading

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