Category Archives: Income / Financial Stability

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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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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Feedback: Replies to the poverty questions (texting exercise) at our Annual Luncheon

[Originally published 4/15/16] During United Way President & CEO Dr. Kenneth Robinson’s address at our Annual Luncheon on Tuesday at The Peabody in Memphis, he asked attendees to help inform our process in responding to local poverty by answering four … Continue reading

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News: FOX 13 story – tax season creates heavy demand | United Way Free Tax Prep offering appointments

FOX 13 reports that the delivery of W-2 forms is creating a heavy demand on the IRS’ capabilities this year, and teams of volunteers at United Way Free Tax Prep sites are also seeing a dramatic rise in activity. Sarah Bleau’s interview … Continue reading

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News: Memphis Public Library | 2-1-1 partnership with United Way Free Tax Prep highlighted on Local Memphis Live

Memphis Public Library & Information Center and the LINC/2-1-1 service’s important role and partnership in our United Way Free Tax Prep program was the focus of a report on Local Memphis Live from ABC Local 24 this week. Audrey May, Public … Continue reading

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Video link: United Way Free Tax Prep program featured on WMC TV 5

Over the weekend, WMC TV 5 put a spotlight on our Free Tax Prep program, which is helping improve local financial stability by preparing and filing citizen’s taxes for FREE. Nidia Logan, Director of Community Impact, shared details about our … 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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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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United Way President/CEO featured in guest column in today’s edition of The Commercial Appeal

“The more people we can help to transition from poverty to progress, the stronger our communities can become.” Today’s edition of The Commercial Appeal features a guest column from United Way of the Mid-South President/CEO, Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson on … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Impact local poverty and financial stability

Make a difference in the Mid-South’s income / financial stability and volunteer today! Learn more and visit Volunteer Memphis to apply online.

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