Category Archives: Partner Agencies

United Way Agency Spotlight on Porter-Leath: A Great Heart for Head Start

Charlize was born with congenital heart disease and required a feeding tube. After leaving the hospital, her mother found it was extremely difficult to find childcare that could meet Charlize’s complex medical needs. This was devastating news, as Charlize’s mother was … Continue reading

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More photos! United Way Trunk or Treat, fun for the whole family

We’re thrilled with the success of last weekend’s United Way Trunk or Treat activity at our 1005 Tillman Street headquarters, and we have more fun photos to share taken by United Way Campaign Representative Lisa Starnes. The activity was supported … Continue reading

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United Way honored by Memphis Child Advocacy Center with James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award

United Way of the Mid-South was selected at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s Honor’s Day Celebration as the recipient of the James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award, which honors a community member whose efforts in Shelby County demonstrate strong commitment to protecting … 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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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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Fred’s employees to participate in “Live United Sale – Powered by Fred’s” at United Way tomorrow

Tomorrow, Fred’s employees will visit United Way Plaza at 1005 Tillman Street in Memphis for a morning of shopping at the first-ever “Live United Sale – powered by Fred’s,” a reinvention of the long-standing Fred’s annual warehouse sale for its … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn with United Way Emerging Leaders on Tuesday, April 5

United Way Emerging Leaders latest “Lunch & Learn” meeting next Tuesday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. features two active members of our United Way movement, Kevin Dean and Nicole Thomas. Kevin Dean is the Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South, a United … 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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Teen Summit at Southwest Community College this Saturday, addresses serious issues for Mid-South teens

The YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South is hosting a Teen Summit at Southwest Tennessee Community College – Whitehaven Center, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This free community event for teens in grades 8-12 focuses … Continue reading

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United Way and FDIC brings local nonprofit staff together for “Better Financial Life: Agents of Change” symposium

United Way of the Mid-South and the FDIC hosted a “Better Financial Life: Agents of Change” symposium at the United Way offices last Thursday for local nonprofit staff and financial leaders. United Way President / CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson spoke … Continue reading

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