Category Archives: Poverty

United Way officer provides guest editorial on poverty for The Commercial Appeal

The Commercial Appeal featured a guest editorial “Uniting to fight generational poverty in Memphis” by Lori Spicer Robertson, United Way’s Chief Communications and Engagement Officer. Robertson shared details about the constructive dialogue at the “Feast of Dreams” last week, as well … Continue reading

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Pull Up A Chair: United Way Offers A Seat at its Own Table at “Feast of Dreams”

Tonight (December 7, 2017), United Way of the Mid-South is hosting our first foray of a round-table called the Feast of Dreams. At this innovative-solutions dinner, we have invited a cross-section of leaders – faith, business, young professionals, educators, health … Continue reading

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Siemer Institute for Family Stability Partners with United Way of the Mid-South to Change Lives

In partnership with The Siemer Institute for Family Stability, United Way of the Mid-South is Driving The Dream of Financial Stability.  An estimated 160 families sleep on Memphis streets or in shelters every night. Shelby County Schools defines homelessness as … Continue reading

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

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United Way President & CEO Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D. provides guest editorial for The Commercial Appeal

United Way President & CEO Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D. provided a guest editorial for The Commercial Appeal newspaper highlighting his insights into the fight against poverty and the importance of our Driving The Dream initiative. The editorial was featured … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Driving The Dream Town Hall, Tuesday, August 15

Purchase tickets to United Way’s Driving The Dream Town Hall event As Memphis prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., United Way of the Mid-South CEO and President Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson … Continue reading

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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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United Way Pavimentó El Camino (United Way Paved The Way)

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.” In March 2000, Ellen Muñoz started a new chapter in her life by coming to the United States as a young teenager, “which was not only a new country but … 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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