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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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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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Intern discovers links between situations and birth outcomes in Northeast Florida

Mayuri Patel, intern for United Way partner Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition helped pave the way for new discoveries.

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Hart Felt Ministries volunteer finds purpose with senior citizens

Brigitte Wagner, volunteer for Hart Felt Ministries, illustrates the power of one individual to make a difference in the world.

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Community Support for Survivors Abounds at Hubbard House’s 10th Annual Domestic Violence Walk

More than 1,200 participants came together to raise support for survivors of domestic violence at the Hubbard House 10th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk, Stand Up & Stride, on March 30 at the Duval County Courthouse.

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Four women you should know in Northeast Florida

In honor of Women’s History Month, United Way of Northeast Florida highlighted women in the community who are helping families and individuals better make ends...

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United Way announces 2019 Cocktails and Conversations Honorees

United Way of Northeast Florida announces its 2019 honorees for its annual event, Cocktail and Conversations.

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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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