Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ruby K. Payne seminar provided insights into how economics often impacts communications, education, systems

United Way was a partial sponsor for the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. training seminar featuring Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. earlier this week. Payne is founder of aha! Process, an organization dedicated to building high-achieving schools and prosperous communities. Payne, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events, Information Resources, News

CIM training session Friday, April 8th

Another Community Issues Management (CIM) training session for nonprofit and community stakeholders will be held Friday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action at the University of Memphis Park Avenue … Continue reading

Posted in CIM, Education, Information Resources, Technology

CFC victory celebration honors Memphians as ‘generous top givers’

United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) held a victory celebration at the Holiday Inn hotel in the University of Memphis yesterday, which saluted Memphis for having some of the most generous federal employees in the nation. The Combined Federal … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Fund Raising

Youth United Way teens to learn about the legal profession from local experts

Local teens will have an opportunity to learn about the legal profession through interacting with a diverse group of law professionals at the end of March thanks to a partnership between the Youth United Way Leadership Program and Memphis Challenge, … Continue reading

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

Citizens are using DonorsChoose.org cards, providing over $22,500 for local school projects so far!

Great News!  People using the donorschoose.org cards have already directed $22,550 for Memphis City School teachers’ projects, fully funding 400 projects in the past month! (See our earlier story about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funding of school projects … Continue reading

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

United Way staff participate in emergency preparedness exercises

Friday, March 17th, United Way of the Mid-South senior staff members participated in a disaster exercise drill at the Shelby County Office of Preparedness/Homeland Security Emergency Operations Center at 2668 Avery Avenue in Memphis. The UW staff were presented with … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Events, News

Bank On Memphis launches Wed., Mar. 23, educates citizens & fosters financial stability through mainstream banking

A new initiative to educate citizens and foster financial stability through mainstream banking called Bank On Memphis will be launched at a press conference and signing ceremony next Wednesday, March 23rd at Incredible Pizza at the Hickory Ridge Mall. Memphis … Continue reading

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