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Category: Advocacy

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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2016 a good year for Florida United Way policy priorities

Not only did the United Ways of Florida put some issues in the win column, but they grew their capacity and are better positioned for success in subsequent years.

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GE Aviation and United Way partner for Community Days

GE Aviation of Jacksonville and United Way of Northeast Florida joined forces to celebrate GE Community Days.

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United Way Advocacy Update: Capitol Day and Advocacy Training

If you are interested in learning more about our public policy program, contact Jason Roth at jasonr@nulluwnefl.org.

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Upstream Kickoff!

Cheers of excitement, tears of joy and handshakes were the reactions as Upstream participants were unveiled by their coaches at last night’s kickoff event at the University of North Florida.

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Northeast Florida Children’s Advocacy Training registration underway – Update: spots are filling fast!

Come, listen and learn how to speak to crucial advocacy points with keynote speakers, panel discussions and small group round tables.

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2015 Legislative Session in the Books

Going into this year’s session, the United Ways of Florida focused on priority issues in the education and financial stability areas.

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Children’s Champion Renata Hannans

The world told Renata Hannans that her opportunities were limited as a teen parent and a college dropout. Believing that all youth deserve the chance to change their lives, Hannans is telling the world something different.

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Prioritizing Children During Florida’s Special Session

As Florida’s Legislatures makes the critical decisions on how our tax dollars will be invested, Florida’s 32 United Ways call on the Legislature to make the needs of children its top priority.

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Notes from Hill Day

Community advocates met with legislators in the first ever United Way Hill Day event to discuss initiatives in early education and financial stability.

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