From the Archive: Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam meets with United Ways of Tennessee board

First Lady of Tennessee Crissy Haslam participated in United Ways of Tennessee’s board meeting last week, sharing how her goals as First Lady and United Ways’ work to improve literacy and learning overlaps, benefitting children across the state.

TN First Lady Crissy Haslam

Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam made a presentation at last week's United Ways of Tennessee board meeting. Haslam noted how her goals as First Lady overlap with United Way's work on education.

Haslam also observed how overlaps are present in United Way’s work to increase the number of volunteers serving as tutors and mentors, improve school readiness, raise the numbers of students in 3rd grade who possess reading proficiency, and improve Tennessee’s high school graduation rates.

Members of the First Lady’s staff including Chief of Staff Christi Gibbs are active as United Way volunteers. Gibbs is serving as a member of the United Ways of Tennessee Marketing and Communications committee, assisting its efforts to create messages and inform people of our efforts across the state.

You can read more about Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam and her involvement in state issues at http://www.tn.gov/firstlady/

To visit United Ways of Tennessee’s website, click here.

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