Monthly Archives: March 2011

Andre’ D. Fowlkes: Keynote speaker for the Youth United Way Recognition Banquet (May 13)

The Youth United Way Recognition Banquet (see previous story) brings local teens and their families together to hear from powerful speakers and that tradition continues this year, with the announcement that the keynote speaker for the banquet on May 13th … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Helping children and youth succeed, News, Youth United Way

Youth United Way Chairman Clifton Jordan meets with Governor Haslam and 300 teen leaders from across Tennessee

Youth United Way Chairman Clifton Jordan received an up-close look at state government last weekend when he met with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and 300 youth from across the state as part of the 2011 Youth In Government Conference in … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Helping children and youth succeed, Public Policy, Youth United Way

Last days! Donorschoose.org cards expire April 1! Over $61,000 already raised!

So far, over 2440 donorschoose.org cards distributed by United Way and other local organizations have been redeemed, raising $61,175 for Memphis City Schools teacher projects. Thanks to everyone who has already redeemed their cards! There are still cards in people’s … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Helping children and youth succeed

CIM training offered for Wednesday, April 13 at United Way (registration required)

Community Issues Management (CIM) training will be offered at United Way of the Mid-South on Wednesday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. To participate, please RSVP by April 8th by emailing tehrian.martin@uwmidsouth.org You will want to bring a … Continue reading

Posted in CIM, Education, Information Resources, Technology

In the News: Donorschoose.org cards need to be redeemed (Commercial Appeal story)

A story in last weekend’s edition of The Commercial Appeal (here) by reporter Jane Roberts focused on the redemption of donorschoose.org cards in the Memphis area. Currently, the cards have been distributed well, but there is a need for people … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Grants, Helping children and youth succeed, News

New Video: Redeem your donorschoose.org cards now! WREG News Channel 3 story

WREG News Channel 3 reporter Mike Matthews spoke with United Way of the Mid-South Vice President of Community Impact Diana Bedwell about the donorschoose.org school gift card project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. You can see video … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Grants, Helping children and youth succeed, News

NEWS: Congressman Cohen to speak about Earned Income Tax Credit program at Southland Mall on Sat., March 26

Congressman Cohen’s media release appears below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2011 CONTACT: Michael Pagan  202.226.7916  Cell 201.543.7671 NEWS ADVISORY — MEMPHIS — SATURDAY COHEN TO SPEAK ABOUT EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT PROGRAM AT SOUTHLAND MALL Memphis Congressman to Highlight Benefits … Continue reading

Posted in EITCA, Events, Financial Stability, News, Strengthening families and neighborhoods