Category Archives: Poverty

United Way’s Driving The Dream initiative utilizing the Arizona Self Sufficiency Index

United Way’s Driving The Dream initiative is utilizing the Arizona Self Sufficiency Index. The Index is a reliable and valid measurement tool that helps case managers evaluate people’s level of independence and quality of life across a variety of domains. The resulting … Continue reading

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Quick Video: “Live United! Solve It Together!” | Campaign Representative training

United Way Chief Communications and Engagement Officer Lori Spicer Robertson leads our new Campaign Representatives in our “Live United – Solve It Together” cheer during training this week. Campaign Representatives are learning more about the Mid-South and United Way’s fight … Continue reading

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In the news: Commercial Appeal editorial recognizes United Way focus on poverty

Today’s editorial in The Commercial Appeal, with the headline “United Way guides nonprofits into its ‘Driving the Dream’ initiative against poverty” recognizes our new focus on Mid-South poverty and the collaborations we are forming to tackle the area’s single largest … Continue reading

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From the Archive: United Way sponsors Ruby Payne seminar – local teachers and sector leaders learn more about challenges faced by people in poverty

When Ruby Payne came to the University of Memphis in late March with her message about children and adults transitioning from a life of poverty, she left attendants in the crowded ballroom with one overall theme: There is so much … Continue reading

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From the Archive: National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Tour meeting at United Way offices tomorrow

  The National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Tour is a national movement of more than 800 partners in 100 cities. The tour is dedicated to improving the economic lives of people with disabilities and their families. It also is … Continue reading

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From the Archive: United Way sponsorship of Ruby Payne conference helps DeSoto, Tunica County and Senatobia City School teachers

People who work to improve the lives of people living in poverty need to understand how different their worlds can be. Often these differences can interfere with communication and understanding, making the work all the more challenging. United Way works to … Continue reading

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