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03-29-2018 JobSTAR Sets Course for Stronger Families, Economy Through Resource Network Supporting Workers. Jackson County Businesses, Nonprofits, Organizations Join Forces.

01-23-2018 Energizing Education Gets Crucial Boost Through Generous Year-End Gifts. Early Grade Reading Initiative Receives Support Exceeding $87,000.

01-17-2018 United Way Honors 2017 Volunteers of Year. Tim Levy and Sarah Richmond have been named Volunteers of the Year by United Way of Jackson County.

09-08-2017 Comic Character Paddle Local Waters In Annual Cardboard Boat Race. Sixth Annual Event Kicks Off United Way Campaign.

Central Michigan 2-1-1 Available Via Text. Text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211). Central Michigan 2-1-1 connects people in need to resources in the community.

06-27-2017 FEMA Grant to United Way of Jackson County Makes $60,000 Available For Food & Shelter Needs. Qualified organizations can apply for assistance by July 6.

04-20-2017 United Way of Jackson County Invests $841,667 in Programs Tackling Financial Stability, Basic Needs. 30 Programs address financial literacy, education, 2-1-1 and more.

04-04-2017 Latest ALICE Stats Underscore Need To Tackle Financial Stability In Jackson County. Cost of basics tops inflation; more than 1 in 3 households struggle.

03-29-2017 United Way of Jackson County Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of 2016. Honors include President’s Achievement Award, Rising Impact Award, Award of Excellence, and Top 20 Campaign.

03-29-2017 Judge Webb Inspires Jackson County Crowd At United Way's Annual Meeting. Nationally renowned speaker encourages positive action; United Way shares video, progress on poverty initiatives.

02-17-2017 Nonprofits received $1.2 million from Consumers Energy, employees in 2016. Of the $13.5 million Consumers Energy and its employees gave to nonprofits in 2016, more than $1.2 million went to Jackson-area groups.

01-19-2017 United Way Honors 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Ted Ykimoff, director of Residential Energy Efficiency Programs for Consumers Energy, has been named Volunteer of the Year by UWJC.

09-09-2016 It's 'Lights, Camera, Action!' As Cardboard Boat Race Sets Sail.  Fifth Annual Event Kicks Off United Way Campaign.

09-07-2016 United Way of Jackson County Sets Bold Vision To End Poverty, Build Financially Stable Households.  Long-Term Goal Revealed.

07-21-2016 Energizing Education Gets Crucial Support With $50,000 Gift From Alro Steel. Company Supports Early Grade Reading Initiative.

07-19-2016 FEMA Grant To United Way of Jackson County Makes Nearly $67,000 Available For Food, Shelter Needs.  Qualified Organizations Can Apply For Assistance by Aug. 12

03-30-2016 80th Annual Meeting!  Poverty, financial stability gain deeper focus as United Way Campaign exceeds $2 MILLION.  Eaton Aerospace, Consumers Energy, UWUA Local 101 Receive Special Awards

02-10-2016  WKAR Features United Way of Jackson County's Early Reading Program.  Neighbors in Action:  Energizing Education.

01-29-2016 Energizing Education seeks mentors to share love of reading with children.  Click the link for the Mlive / Jackson Citizen Patriot article.

01-21-2016 United Way Honors 2015 Top Volunteers. Consumers Energy Employee and Northwest Students Named Volunteers of the Year.

12-07-2015 Jackson Companies, United Way Put Up $75,000 As Community Challenge for Energizing Education.  Consumers Energy, Industrial Steel Treating Join in Support of Literacy Initiative.

11-30-2015 United Way begins fundraising campaign to support child literacy program.  Thank you MLive / Jackson Citizen Patriot for your coverage.

09-11-2015 Storybook Finish: Cardboard Boat Race Kicks Off United Way Campaign.  United Way of Jackson County launched its 2015 fundraising campaign with a splash!

06-22-2015 Hundreds of families to be helped by the Fresh Food Initiative, Thank you MLive / Jackson Citizen Patriot for covering this event.

05-14-2015 United Way of Jackson County hopes to help those considered ALICE, read this mlive article.

05-12-2015 "Be The One" Campaign Recognized with West Michigan Public Relations Society of America's PRoof Award.

04-15-2015 Stephanie Schiro blogs with Consumers Energy about volunteering.  It's National Volunteer Week.

04-07-2015 Young people make blankets for homeless shelter for Global Youth Service Days.  Thank you MLive / Jackson Citizen Patriot for covering this story.

03-19-2015 United Way of Jackson County Celebrates with their Annual Meeting.
Donors were recognized, some board members changed, and those in attendance learned about ALICE. 

03-03-2015 United Way of Jackson County passes $2 million campaign goal
Latest article from Mlive Jackson.

01-26-2015 Star Trek Event Attendees Raise Money for Early Grade Reading
Dozens of fans at a theatrical screening of the latest episode in the web series Star Trek New Voyages helped raise $500 to support Energizing Education,

01-07-2015 Latest Star Trek Beaming Down to Jackson’s Michigan Theater
Screening to Feature Writer with Local Ties, ‘Captain Kirk’ Actor & Free Event Includes Costume Fundraiser to Promote Childhood Literacy

12-22-2014 Free Rides Home For New Year's Party Goers
JATA and the Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are offering free rides home on New Year's Eve.

12-05-2014 Our 2014 Volunteers of the Year
Top Volunteers of 2014 Feted by United Way

12-01-2014 EE Receives $50,000 Foundation Grant
Jackson Community Foundation Matches Gifts to Early Grade Reading Program

Raises $27,000 for Community Action Agency, AWARE & Do’Chas II

10-15-2014 MLive Article on funding
Great info from Ken Toll in the comment section

10-09-2014 Funding For Programs with Positive Community Impact
Early Grade Reading, Financial Stability, Drug Prevention Among 27 Programs Funded

09-04-2014 United Way of Jackson County Announces $2 Million Goal
United Way 2014 Campaign Launches With Cardboard Boat Race, $2 Million Goal

09-04-2014 MLive Editorial On ALICE
It's time for community stakeholders to tackle poverty in Jackson

08-31-2014 2 In 5 Jackson County Households Struggle to Afford Basics
Scope of Financial Hardships Detailed in United Way ALICE Report

08-27-2014 ALICE Report
Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

08-23-2014 Media Alert
3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Race to Launch United Way Campaign

08-09-014 Sticker Shock
Read the MLive article featuring Most Teens Don't and the Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

07-31-2014 Energizing Education, A United Way of Jackson County Initiative Read this MLive article about some great things happening in Jackson.

06-16-2014 Radio Host Marc Daly Joins United Way of Jackson County.  Talk Show host turns Campaign Manager

04-24-2014 United Way Names New Director of Resource Development.  Mike McKenna Retires; Beth Shafer Takes Role

01-27-2014 United Way of Jackson County Exceeds Campaign Goal United Way of Jackson County announced today that the community’s generous supporters have lifted the 2013 annual campaign above its $2 million goal.