Driving The Dream (DTD) envisions a Mid-South in which all people have equitable access to resources needed to achieve their hopes and dreams. DTD is touching thousands of Memphis and transforming lives.

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had more stable employment

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had better financial management strategies

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reported higher income

Are you interested in helping thousands of individuals and families get the most out of their tax returns?

Volunteer with United Way of the Mid-South’s Free Tax Prep program and you can make a difference in the lives of people in need to drive their dreams of financial freedom and peace of mind. The Free Tax Prep program offers several volunteer roles: Greeters, Screeners, Tax Preparers, Quality Reviewers, Site Coordinators, and Assistant Site Coordinators. For more information on volunteer eligibility and requirements click here.

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of people in the City of Memphis live in poverty

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of children under 18 in Memphis live in poverty

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of people in Shelby County live in poverty

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of children under 18 in Shelby County live in poverty

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of people in our AR, MS, TN metro area live in poverty

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of children under 18 in our AR, MS, TN metro area live in poverty

The US average for people living in poverty is 12.3%. The 2020 Update of the Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet, Produced Annually by Dr. Elena Delavega of the School of Social Work at the University of Memphis. Data from the 2019 American Community Survey released in September 2020.