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Category: Community News

United Way awards $180,000 in funding for youth enrichment via new racial equity grants program

The grants are made possible by Miller Electric Company’s $1 million commitment to racial equity.   Jacksonville, Fla. (July 3, 2024) – United Way of…

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First Coast Relief Fund Partners with Together Strong Community Fund to Respond to New Town Shooting in Jacksonville

Relief Fund is also poised to support Hurricane Idalia response, if needed       Aug. 29, 2023 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The First Coast Relief Fund, in…

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United Way announces $1 million homeownership investment

United Way of Northeast Florida announced yesterday a $1 million investment to protect and increase homeownership in Jacksonville

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Here’s how one volunteer-led organization is fighting food insecurity in Northeast Florida

Epic-Cure is a 100% volunteer-ran organization that rescues good food from wholesale distributors, farms and grocery stores and provides it for free to people in need in St. Johns, Putnam and Duval Counties in Florida.

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The doctor is in: Volunteer brings high-quality cardiovascular care to Sulzbacher

Dr. Brian Shapiro’s presence on Sulzbacher’s campuses both as a provider and as a leader on Sulzbacher’s board of directors has made a lasting impact on those he has served and those who will be served.

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Duval County Public Schools Employee Takes Youth Success Beyond the Classroom

Through his collective volunteerism, Brandon Mack provides both direct and systemic change to the lives of underserved students across Northeast Florida, contributing powerfully to United Way’s vision of creating a community of opportunity.

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Stories from the call lines: Meet Serena

Meet Serena, a United Way 211 call center specialist. Though she’s been on the team for a short period of time, she’s already made a big impact in our community.

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Six Ways to Explore Black History in our Backyard

Black History Month is a time to intentionally uplift the triumphs and the challenges of Black people in our country and in Northeast Florida, but the celebration and recognition of local Black history goes well beyond what can be covered in a month and has deep roots right here in our community.

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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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