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Category: High-Quality Education

From ‘hello’ to help, United Way 211 is here 

  Every day, United Way 211 in Northeast Florida receives hundreds of calls from people in need.  Mothers searching for diapers for their children. Veterans…

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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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Youth workforce program helped Jacksonville teen reach her dreams

  Almost four years ago, Shayla was struggling. A high-school sophomore at the time, she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life….

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Nearly 1,500 books donated to children in ReadingPals

For the fourth year in a row, hundreds of students in Duval and Nassau counties will receive free books to add to their at-home library….

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Boys & Girls Clubs offers a summer to remember for local youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida summer camps provide young people with the daily excitement they crave during the summer through fun, educational programs helping them discover opportunities to build their great futures.

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PACE helps girls see college as a viable option

United Way partner, PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville, partners with several universities, state colleges and vocational schools to help girls understand college can be a viable idea.

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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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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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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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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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