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Full Service Schools turns student’s life around

With the help of Full Service Schools, Deonte was able to turn his life around and graduate from high school.

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United Way partner, Girls Inc., helps local student blossom

Girls Inc. provided Jasmine a safe, comfortable after-school space to unearth her passions and expand her reading abilities.

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United Way partner, Red Cross, shelters local family in crisis

“I don’t know what I would have done without the Red Cross,” said Kirsten. “They saved my life, my family, everything.”

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Homeowner keeps house, reduces debt thanks to United Way partner, Family Foundations

Anjie is so thankful for organizations like Family Foundations and United Way of Northeast Florida for services they offer individuals like her.

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Army veteran’s life transformed with one call to United Way 2-1-1

Betsy was at rock bottom. It wasn’t until she received information on free community resources from Catholic Charities at an Arlington church that her outlook began to improve.

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Homeless man overcomes addiction to find fulfilling career at local glass warehouse

From living on the street to becoming the head of a local glass warehouse in less than three years, Kaleem G. shows second chances are possible with the help of Operation New Hope.

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Domestic violence survivor gives back through Hubbard House Walk

Meet Hubbard House Walk captain Sami Ebelt and learn how she helps change lives.

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LISC Jacksonville, Community Partners Launch Florida’s First Financial Opportunity Center

Business and community leaders gathered to celebrate the opening of Steps 2 Success – a financial and career coaching model that has proven successful in more than 90 locations across the country.

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5 reasons to file your tax return early with United Way

Tax season is upon us and according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) they’re expecting over 150 million tax refunds to be filed in 2019. You can avoid the headache and hassle of those who file their taxes last minute by filing your taxes for FREE with United Way.

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United Way supporters advocate for change in Tallahassee

Check out how this experience helped Atlantic Circle member Lyubov Sakara better understand the impact of United Way.

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New report reveals more than one third of Northeast Florida residents struggle to make ends meet

United Way of Northeast Florida is leading and developing several initiatives to help ALICE families and those in poverty.

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Pine Castle helps woman overcome intellectual differences

When Jessica came to Pine Castle in 2013, she was living with her parents. Today, she continues to thrive in her independence.

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Living the dream 365: My Policy Center journey

Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, a United Way partner, changed the trajectory of a young woman's life.

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Living the dream 365: Introducing our America

Refugee resettlement director for Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida explains the personal impact of welcoming refugees in Northeast Florida.

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Catholic Charities to open community-based food pantry

In an effort to be more accessible to clients, and to provide services in a neighborhood where more than 40 percent of residents live in poverty, Catholic Charities is relocating its food pantry and opening a satellite office in Northwest Jacksonville.

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Five steps to financial security and success in 2019

Here are five tips that can be implemented into everyday life to bring you closer to actualizing your dreams of financial security and success in 2019.

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Four great reasons you should join a United Way affinity group

United Way affinity groups connect leadership donors to like-minded professionals and to the causes they care about.

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Interactive trails combine learning and fun at local parks

Born Learning Trails help caregivers and communities turn a walk in the park into a fun learning experience.

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United Way welcomes Stein Fellowship class of 2019

The 2019 Stein Fellows Reception, held Nov. 8 at Epping Forest Yacht Club, honored the outgoing Stein Fellow class of 2018 and welcomed members of the class of 2019.

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United Way intern: “Connecting work and passion is possible.”

Nicole Petersen, fall 2018 marketing and communications intern reflects on her time at United Way of Northeast Florida.

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Four ways to combat childhood diabetes

Well-being means addressing a person’s physical, mental and emotional health, that’s why Family Support Services is committed to providing holistic care for every family.

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United Way team member shines in parent leadership group

Parents Who Lead is a collaborative initiative among Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), Duval County Public Schools and Jacksonville Public Library in which members come together not only to advocate for parents in their school districts, but also to learn the necessary skills required to fight roadblocks to improve school standards at the city level.

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United Way intern shares highlights from his experience

University of North Florida student Markale Ford shares his top 10 highlights as a creatives services intern at United Way of Northeast Florida.

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Six ways to practice self-kindess

In order to be kind to others, you must first be kind to yourself.

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Sulzbacher takes an innovative approach to serving veterans

Sulzbacher, a United Way partner, has made helping homeless vets a priority, developing specially-tailored programs and services to meet their needs.

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Five Star Veterans Center helps Navy veteran get back on his feet

As a 10-year veteran, Paul dealt with both physical and mental pain on a daily basis. With the help of United Way partner Five Star Veterans, Paul is putting his life back together again.

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United Way award winner advocates for better early childhood education

For her outstanding work with local children and efforts to improve early learning requirements, Amanda Crawford was awarded United Way’s 2018 Sherwood H. Smith Children’s Champion Award in the advocacy. category.

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Why health is more than the absence of disease

We Care Jacksonville, one of more than 70 United Way funded partner agencies, provides specialty medical care to low-income, uninsured, and homeless adults in Duval County and addresses these problems by using community health workers.

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Three ways to make a difference this holiday season

You can spread holiday cheer by participating in United Way holiday giving opportunities.

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United Way award winner helps countless students stay in school

By Nicole Petersen     At William M. Raines High School, no student is without the opportunity to attend school due to family or financial...

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United Way announces 10th anniversary award winners

United Way announces 10th anniversary Sherwood H. Smith Children’s Champion Awards winners The announcement took place at the nonprofit’s annual fall event     Jacksonville,...

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