Monthly Archives: July 2011

More numbers and statistics on how your United Way gifts impact local lives

Data collected during our recent allocations process reveals great statistics about how your support of our United Way network is improving life in our community: Prenatal education: At-risk mothers in one program saw 93% of babies were born with healthy weights, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Financial Stability, Health, Helping children and youth succeed, Improving health for adults & seniors, Information Resources, Strengthening families and neighborhoods

July 29th CIM training session focuses on Southeast Memphis (RSVP today)

Community Issues Management (CIM) will conduct a training session for using the software on place-based intervention strategies this Friday, July 29th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The training will focus on Southeast Memphis, emphasizing data related to children, youth and … Continue reading

Posted in CIM, Education, Events, Information Resources, News, Technology

Your United Way support at work: Daniel seemed doomed to enter the cycle of domestic violence until he was given the tools to recovery

This story comes courtesy of Courtney Murrah, with the Exchange Club Family Center. Names and images have been changed to protect privacy. Daniel was acting aggressively toward his teacher and peers, and his behavior was becoming a problem. At home, … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Education, Health, Helping children and youth succeed, Improving health for adults & seniors, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories, Strengthening families and neighborhoods

By the numbers: Your giving produces results in health for adults & seniors

Data collected during our recent allocations process reveals great statistics about how your support of our United Way network is improving health for many local adults and seniors: Physician feedback, by the numbers: Out of 48 patients referred to a … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Health, Improving health for adults & seniors, Information Resources

NEWS: Youth United Way students helped feed the homeless in last weekend’s scorching heat

Youth United Way Leadership Program students participated in the annual “Can I Live” weekend community picnic for the homeless, held at Robert R. Church Park in downtown Memphis last Saturday, under extremely hot conditions. Despite the heat, the volunteer students served … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Improving health for adults & seniors, Volunteers, Youth United Way

Kindergarten readiness is the focus of new “Kindergarten PASS” messages and materials

Memphis City Schools is engaging in a new kindergarten readiness campaign designed to help children be more prepared for entering education at the kindergarten level. Parents and caregivers can help their children be more prepared for kindergarten education with a … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Helping children and youth succeed, Information Resources

Their flooded home a loss, meeting a United Way volunteer offers a glimpse of hope (conclusion of a 3-part series)

(Editor’s note: The flooding that struck the Mid-South area in April and May caused devastation for many local families. While the waters have receded, the impact of the disaster continues to be a part of many lives. Paul Smothers has … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Education, Financial Stability, Health, Personal Stories, Strengthening families and neighborhoods