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Poverty is concentrated in neighborhoods

This column originally appeared in the Florida Times-Union on Sunday, July 5, 2020. By Darnell Smith, North Florida market president, Florida Blue   To make…

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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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United Way CEO: Dr. King’s legacy inspires us to drive for change

We believe Dr. King’s message and spirit deserve to be honored and celebrated beyond Jan. 20. His legacy has the power to drive change not just one day a year but 365 days a year.

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The impact of speech and hearing on academic success

A preschooler’s ability to speak effectively and understand language affects more than just their ability to say simple phrases like “hello” and “good morning”– it deeply impacts their capacity to comprehend and apply everything taught to them in the classroom.

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What about the children in poverty?

United Way executive team member shares a personal reflection on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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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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Mental Health Favors No Color, No Gender

Theresa Rulien, CEO, Child Guidance Center explains the importance of supporting strong mental health for all.

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Be more than an ally, be an accomplice for the LGBTQ community

Loretta Prescott, director of development, JASMYN explains the importance of being an accomplice, more than an ally for the LGBTQ community.

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What keeps an United Way executive going in the face of adversity

United Way executive Phyllis Martin shares her thoughts in honor of June 4, Audacity to Hope Day.

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