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Jacksonville Announces Launch of Free Financial Navigator Service to Help Residents Tackle COVID-19 Financial Challenges

In partnership with national nonprofit organization the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), today Jacksonville announced the launch of a free Financial Navigators program to help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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United Way of Northeast Florida opens community needs survey

United Way of Northeast Florida has launched a 2021 Community Needs Survey to assess the needs of the community- especially in light of the economic effects of COVID-19.

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Statement from United Way of Northeast Florida President and CEO Michelle Braun on MacKenzie Scott’s historic gift

We are thrilled to share renowned author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott selected United Way of Northeast Florida to receive a $20 million gift to further…

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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott recognizes United Way of Northeast Florida with historic gift

United Way of Northeast Florida announced today it received a $20 million donation from renowned author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

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Miller Electric contributes $1 million to United Way to advance race, equity and social justice in Northeast Florida

The Jacksonville-based, family-owned company joins United Way of Northeast Florida in powering the next generation of race, equity and social justice in the community.

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Kids can’t vote, but you can

By Michelle Braun, president and CEO, United Way of Northeast Florida     One of my favorite quotes is from one of my favorite champions…

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Ax Handle Saturday and the Racial Residue That Still Persists

Rodney L. Hurst Sr. and Rudy F. Jamison Jr. address the 60th anniversary of the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP 1960 sit-Ins.

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Together united, we must follow through

We pledge to work even harder to dismantle unjust systems and to work with current and new partners in new ways to reimagine and build a just and resilient community.

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New report underscores more than a third of Northeast Florida struggled to make ends meet before COVID-19

Before the onset of COVID-19, more than one third of residents in Northeast Florida struggled to make ends meet. In this time of COVID-19 disruption, the data suggests these numbers could now be significantly higher.

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United Way CEO: ‘I don’t want to go back to normal’

We are all craving “normal” right now. But I’d like to propose a new normal.

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