Monthly Archives: April 2011

Your support at work: Helping a mother overcome chemical addiction and learn how to be a caregiver

This story comes courtesy of Lorine Cady with House of Grace, part of United Way’s network of partner agencies. Names and images are changed to protect client confidentiality. Cheryl was a woman driven by fear. She was driven by the … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Financial Stability, Improving health for adults & seniors, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories, Strengthening families and neighborhoods

Organized Labor salutes volunteers at awards dinner with United Way staff

United Way of the Mid-South President Bryce Haugsdahl saluted organized labor workers who support our local community during an awards dinner last Thursday evening. “I am very honored to be here. I get a sense of camaraderie and family from … Continue reading

Posted in Labor Participation, Volunteers

United Way of the Mid-South offices will be closed Friday, April 22nd

The United Way of the Mid-South office will be closed on Friday, April 22nd. We will resume business on Monday, April 25th. Thank you.

Posted in Uncategorized

Help Booker T. Washington High School win a visit & commencement speech from President Barack Obama

Congratulations to the students and staff at Booker T. Washington High School for being one of six finalists in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. Booker T. Washington was chosen as a finalist from thousands of entries. Less than … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Helping children and youth succeed, Volunteers

Campaign Cabinet volunteers meet to discuss fundraising strategy

This morning, General Campaign Chairman John Crowe and volunteer leaders serving on our 2011 United Way Campaign Cabinet came together to meet each other and learn more about the upcoming United Way fundraising effort. “This is one of the largest … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, Volunteers

Nonprofits and Memphis City Schools meet to discuss education, community and social services

This morning, representatives from Memphis City Schools and local nonprofit organizations met at United Way to discuss new ideas related to education in our community. Wayne Booker, Interim Director of Student Support at MCS, presented the morning’s speakers: Dr. Linda … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Helping children and youth succeed, Partner Agencies