Category Archives: Education

FAFSA may be your key to affording college or career school, completion help available

Completing a FAFSA submission can be the difference between having money to go to school to be trained for a career or missing out on education and facing a lifetime of struggles with financial stability. United Way of the Mid-South, … Continue reading

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United Way sponsors conference to help employers respond to domestic violence among employees, January 24, 2014

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

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Education & Poverty: United Way sponsors Ruby K. Payne seminar to help more children become interested in learning

A capacity crowd at the Teacher Training Academy listened as Dr. Ruby Payne shared insights on keeping children interested in learning last week. Teachers from area schools sat at tables as Payne, founder of aha! Process, explained how poverty impacts … Continue reading

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United Way sponsored Advanced Tutor Training open session Friday, November 1

United Way, along with Literacy Mid-South, Shelby County Schools and Urban Youth Initiative is sponsoring an Advanced Tutor Training  session on Friday, November 1. The training session is focused on “Common Core Standards for Math” and begins at 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Bullying Prevention Awareness Month underway

Earlier this week the Department of Health and Human Services announced that October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in a statement on the department’s website. An infographic available at the department’s webpage for printing presents statistics and studies that show … Continue reading

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Financial stability volunteers wanted! Help people with low incomes see big tax refunds

United Way of the Mid-South is collaborating with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in hopes to recruit volunteers for training and certification by the IRS. When certified, they will be able to participate in United Way’s Earned Income Tax Credit … Continue reading

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Focus on early childhood development: United Way meets with Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee to discuss the issues

The future of children’s education and the need for more effective childhood development programs and services in DeSoto County were topics of conversation recently as United Way representatives met with Alan Nunnelee, U.S. Representative, First District of Mississippi, and Walt … Continue reading

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