Category Archives: Income / Financial Stability

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

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“There’s Hope.” (Tonya’s story)

“Is this a real house, mommy? Does someone live here?”  Tonya was sleeping on the floor of her aunt’s house with her 3 and 1-year old daughters when she was introduced to a Hope House representative.  “It wasn’t an ideal situation … Continue reading

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UW partnerships: Pathways To Success connecting teens and young men to job opportunities

United Way of the Mid-South is proud to be part of the “My Brother’s Keeper” and Pathways to Success opportunity summit event next Thursday, June 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance national alliance connects … Continue reading

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Free Tax Prep Program Takes Off Stress with a Smile.

  United Way of The Mid-South has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service to help Mid-Southerners file their taxes and receive their full refund with no strings attached. Last year, the Free Tax Prep program brought more than $12 million … Continue reading

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Reminder: Everyone can use the familywize card to save on prescription medicines

With the changing temperatures and high pollen counts of spring, a lot of people are struggling with allergies, colds, flu, or other illnesses. Purchasing medicines while simultaneously making plans for summer expenses can pressure family budgets, but with the free … Continue reading

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All Women’s panel informs “Dare to Dream – Art of the Side Hustle” speaker series, Thursday, March 16

  The “Dare to Dream: Art of the Side Hustle” speaker series presented by United Way Emerging Leaders continues Thursday, March 16 with an all women’s panel at the American Red Cross, 1399 Madison Avenue in Memphis from 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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“Art of the Side Hustle” kicks off new United Way Dare To Dream speaker series January 19

Our special “Dare To Dream” event is February 23, but in the meantime, we hope everyone in our Emerging Leaders society will join us for our new speaker series beginning January 19 (see more below the graphic): The United Way … Continue reading

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Coffee & Conversations | United Way Emerging Leaders with Ephie Johnson, Thursday, Aug. 11

United Way’s Emerging Leaders (age 40 and under) next “Coffee & Conversations” meeting on Thursday, August 11 features Ephie Johnson speaking on Poverty & The Power Of Relationships: Steps We Can Take To Decrease Poverty In Our Community. The meeting … 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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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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