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Category: Advocacy

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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AFL Mentor Spotlight: Freddie Coleman

Since being matched with Freddie, Aaron’s attitude, behavior, and grades have improved tremendously.

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United Way announces speakers for inaugural innovation summit

United Way of Northeast Florida is thrilled to host its inaugural Upstream Innovation Summit. Check out the list of this year’s incredible speakers.

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Work continues for Network Southern Economic Mobility

Monday, Feb. 5, dozens of community leaders packed the Lynwood Roberts Room at Jacksonville City Hall to get an update on youth upward economic mobility in Jacksonville.

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Giving Back: Volunteer full of hope for children with disabilities

Aleman is determined for life be different for the children and young people she meets who may or may not have a disability. Because of her efforts, Aleman received this year’s United Way of Northeast Florida’s Sherwood H. Smith Award winner for advocacy.

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Giving Back: Children help her heal, too

Judy Hicks vividly remembers the first time she walked around Hillside Cottage, one of the residential houses at Daniel Memorial. That was 15 years ago. Ever since, Hicks has been a tireless volunteer and fundraiser for the children Daniel serves.

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United Way receives recognition for green practices

United Way of Northeast Florida received the four-leaf designation from Green Team Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating green communities. Inspired by the Harvard…

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An enriching summer as public policy intern at United Way

Warren Butler, University of North Florida sophomore, reflects on his time as a public policy intern at United Way of Northeast Florida.

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2016 Jacksonville Kids Coalition candidate meetings a success

Over two days, members of the Jacksonville Kids Coalition interviewed 20 candidates – including everyone running for State Attorney and Public Defender in Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit.

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United Way announces 2016 Sherwood Smith Award Winners

United Way of Northeast Florida is excited to announce Joseph Simmons III and Susan Mankowski as its 2016 Sherwood H. Smith Children’s Champions.

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