Monthly Archives: May 2013

Blake Shelton headlines telethon, concert to help United Way of Central Oklahoma tornado relief

Country music performer Blake Shelton is headlining a telethon for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund tomorrow (Wednesday, May 29). Shelton, who organized the telethon, will be joined by Grammy Award-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Reba, Darius … Continue reading

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Education Update: Team Read partnership brings volunteers together to tutor and promote reading in local schools

United Way of the Mid-South has partnered with Memphis City Schools to provide literacy and other tutoring through Team Read, a collaborative  encouraging students to read and matching literacy tutors with students in local elementary schools. FedEx has a team … Continue reading

Posted in Day of Caring, Education, Events, Helping children and youth succeed, News, Volunteers

Strive Mid-South seeks a Director of Continuous Improvement

Strive Mid-South is seeking a Director of Continuous Improvement to strengthen its work to build a Cradle to Career Civic Infrastructure throughout the region using the Strive Framework. Strive Mid-South and United Way are working together to improve education-based and developmental … Continue reading

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United Way Community Conversations reveal desires for improved neighborhoods and expanded opportunties

There’s a lot of discussion across the Mid-South about goals and aspirations for our area – and much of it comes from United Way’s “Community Conversations” being conducted at locations across the region. United Way is bringing groups of people … Continue reading

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Support immediate and long-term disaster recovery after Oklahoma tornado devastation

You can help provide immediate and long-term relief for people suffering from the devastation of yesterday’s tornadoes in Oklahoma. United Way has activated the emergency and disaster response donation system to support Oklahoma’s recovery work at Your gifts will support … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Information Resources, News

Strategic Planning: United Way staff hears from Tunica County representatives during Community Conversations

United Way of the Mid-South staff met with network partner agency representatives in Tunica County, MS recently for a Community Conversation, listening to feedback about thoughts and aspirations for improving life for people in Tunica. As part of United Way’s … Continue reading

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United Way sponsors workshops to help organizations respond to domestic violence among employees May 30, June 27

United Way of the Mid-South’s network of partners works to reduce domestic violence in our community in many ways, including the use of education and awareness efforts. Domestic violence isn’t a “private matter” that stays in a person’s home when … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Education, Events, Health, Improving health for adults & seniors, Information Resources, News, Strengthening families and neighborhoods