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Category: Guest Posts

A Note of Gratitude from Our CEO

  Dear United Way supporter, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It allows me important time to reflect and give thanks for all the blessings…

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Tocqueville Society Member Irene Lazzara Reflects on Inaugural Civil Rights Conference

For Tocqueville Society member Irene Lazzara, the Civil Rights Conference was an opportunity to understand the history of race relations in our country and community as well as connect with revered leaders in the space.

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Tax Tip: The CARES Act and Charitable Deductions

A win for you and a win for our community, help United Way help more families in these difficult times by making a tax-deductible contribution.

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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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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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