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Category: Social Innovation

Jacksonville resident wins $10,000 grant to bring fresh produce to local food deserts

By Daniel A. Brown   One of Stephanie Schuster’s most vivid memories is watching a child sob as he begged his teacher for a snack…

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Sulzbacher takes an innovative approach to serving veterans

Sulzbacher, a United Way partner, has made helping homeless vets a priority, developing specially-tailored programs and services to meet their needs.

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United Way currently accepting innovative ideas for social change

Upstream, a social innovation challenge for ages 18-24, invites Northeast Florida residents to develop creative solutions for community issues.

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United Way announces speakers for inaugural innovation summit

United Way of Northeast Florida is thrilled to host its inaugural Upstream Innovation Summit. Check out the list of this year’s incredible speakers.

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Upstream winners share first quarter results

2017 Upstream winners, Food Fighters: Student Powered Hunger Relief, share quarter one results.

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Giving Back: Local young professional grew up giving back

Matt Flagler sees his role in giving back as definitely hands-on in making Jacksonville a better place to live. As an Atlantic Circle chair for United Way of Northeast Florida, Flagler has played a pivotal role in getting young professionals throughout the city involved in helping others.

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Young men create mentoring program for high-school males through United Way’s Upstream

Farouk Smith and Vaughn Sayers are brothers with a purpose. They aren’t related – not actual brothers – but there is such positive continuity in their drive to be what Sayers describes as “agents of change” that they seem to be.

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Giving Back: Long-time volunteer discusses how United Way changed her life

Henson was also closely involved with this year’s Upstream competition – a social innovation challenge for young professionals that provides grant funding for groundbreaking ideas – and was pleased to see the impressive ideas set forth by the students.

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Giving Back: Upstream team up to spruce up Downtown through student art

Noelle O’Connor and Tylyn Recore-Dagsaan are in every way a team – you’ll hear it in the way they finish each other’s sentences, laughingly keeping each other focused.

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United Way Upstream ‘People’s Choice’ winner helps student refugees

When she was a freshman at the University of North Florida, Julia Driscoll signed up for a mentoring program where she was assigned a high-school Iraqi refugee.

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