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United Way of Jackson County works with local partners to make individuals and families financially stable

What does that mean?

  • People earn enough to meet basic needs; food, shelter, health care, etc.
  • People earn enough to save for the future.
  • People can manage a budget and credit.
  • People can purchase an asset; housing, education, transportation, etc.

Through shared efforts in education, income, health and supports, we’re helping individuals and families succeed for a lifetime across Jackson County.

We will measure our success so you can see the direct IMPACT of your gift.



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Making It Personal: Local Boy Helps 'Stuff The Bus'

Hunter Clemons shops for school supplies for Stuff The Bus At age 13, Hunter Clemons impacted more lives this month than most of us do in a year. When the eighth grader at Michigan Center Junior High heard about United Way’s Stuff The Bus, he…

Calculating Move: Empowering People to Succeed

by Bethany Stutzman One of the big lessons that we in the nonprofit sector keep learning is this: We don’t have all the answers. But much of the time, the people we’re trying to help do. A case in point: A few weeks ago, I…

Rising STAR: JobSTAR Adds New Cohort, New Success Coach

by Ken Toll Just 17 months ago, I had the honor of leading the announcement of JobSTAR, Jackson County’s new business resource network. It was an exciting day! I remember how proud I was of the partnership that formed JobSTAR—the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce,…