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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 211 helps family after car accident triggers financial crisis

  Dana Garcia didn’t know she would find herself crying in the bathroom that day. A proud Haskell employee, she was invited to a United…

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How a Nassau County teen overcame bullying to chase her dreams of becoming a nurse

  If you told Kiersten London eight years ago she’d one day give monologues in drama class, she wouldn’t believe you. The recent Fernandina Beach…

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Veteran permanently disabled by PTSD regains hope and his life

  In March 2018, Chris Dempsey, JAG lawyer and Army combat veteran, found himself sleeping in the woods next to his church in Keystone, Florida….

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United Way and partners launch Mission United veterans initiative in Northeast Florida

  United Way of Northeast Florida announced today the launch of Mission United, a community network connecting veterans and their families to critical health, human...

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The impact of speech and hearing on academic success

A preschooler’s ability to speak effectively and understand language affects more than just their ability to say simple phrases like “hello” and “good morning”-- it deeply impacts their capacity to comprehend and apply everything taught to them in the classroom.

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What about the children in poverty?

United Way executive team member shares a personal reflection on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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Florida First Lady DeSantis visits United Way and 211 call center

Her visit was part of a statewide United Way 211 tour to better understand, emphasize the importance of and promote the value of United Way 211 in crisis prevention and intervention.

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Veteran permanently disabled by PTSD regains hope and his life

  In March 2018, Chris Dempsey, JAG lawyer and Army combat veteran, found himself sleeping in the woods next to his church in Keystone, Florida....

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How a Nassau County teen overcame bullying to chase her dreams of becoming a nurse

  If you told Kiersten London eight years ago she’d one day give monologues in drama class, she wouldn’t believe you. The recent Fernandina Beach...

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Northeast Florida funders activate Relief Fund

Northeast Florida philanthropic leaders and the City of Jacksonville are once again prepared to manage Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund to assist organizations helping...

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United Way 211 helps family after car accident triggers financial crisis

  Dana Garcia didn’t know she would find herself crying in the bathroom that day. A proud Haskell employee, she was invited to a United...

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Boys & Girls Clubs offers a summer to remember for local youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida summer camps provide young people with the daily excitement they crave during the summer through fun, educational programs helping them discover opportunities to build their great futures.

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PACE helps girls see college as a viable option

United Way partner, PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville, partners with several universities, state colleges and vocational schools to help girls understand college can be a viable idea.

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Seven tips for staying safe during hurricane season

August and September are the most active time for tropical storms and hurricanes in Florida. Here are seven tips for staying safe this hurricane season.

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Four reasons you should help “Stuff the Bus”

Four reasons to support Stuff the Bus, an annual initiative supporting schools, teachers and students in Duval County.

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Mock ‘interview day’ helps students prepare for hiring process

By Elizabeth Lufrano, United Way community impact manager Do you remember your first job interview? I do. I was 13 and got into a fight...

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Mentor made all the difference to graduating Jacksonville teen

Children in Achievers For Life rely on their adult mentors to be a support system of encouragement they may not receive at home -- or as an extension of what they are already getting at home. Jaelyn is just one example of the lives changed by Achievers For Life every day.

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Mental Health Favors No Color, No Gender

Theresa Rulien, CEO, Child Guidance Center explains the importance of supporting strong mental health for all.

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ReadingPal volunteer shares passion for reading at Lighthouse Christian School

Lucy, a first-year ReadingPals volunteer at Lighthouse Christian School, recently shared the highlights of her “wonderful experience” as a ReadingPals volunteer.

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Be more than an ally, be an accomplice for the LGBTQ community

Loretta Prescott, director of development, JASMYN explains the importance of being an accomplice, more than an ally for the LGBTQ community.

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How you can make a difference on Day of Action

Invest your time and dollars in your community on Day of Action.

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What keeps an United Way executive going in the face of adversity

United Way executive Phyllis Martin shares her thoughts in honor of June 4, Audacity to Hope Day.

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Three great reasons to become a Leader in Giving

United Way of Northeast Florida offers volunteers exciting ways to Lead the community in Giving through leadership and affinity groups. Find out why you should become a philanthropic trailblazer in your community with United Way.

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Four reasons why doing good is good for business

The world of corporate philanthropy is changing.Check out these for reasons doing good is good for business.

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United Way announces 2019 Up Close and Personal Honorees

United Way of Northeast Florida is thrilled to recognize some of our outstanding honorees for 2019’s Up Close and Personal, May 16, 2019. Emcee Dawn...

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Limited seating: United Way, Salesforce.org host free employee engagement seminar May 15

  United Way of Northeast Florida and Salesforce.org are joining forces to bring an exciting, first-ever seminar to Jacksonville. Wednesday, May 15, the two leading...

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Retiree connects finance skills to purpose at Red Cross

Judy Bresnahan, volunteer for United Way partner American Red Cross of Northeast Florida, has dedicated 13 years of outstanding volunteer service at the local and national Red Cross levels.

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Local woman continues brother’s legacy through community service

For the last three years, Chelsey has dedicated her time and talent to improving her home community of Jacksonville, FL as an AmeriCorps member.

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