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  • Local Agencies Partner To ‘Stuff The Bus’ For School Kids In Need Community Can Donate New School Supplies or Text to Give JACKSON, Michigan – Back-to-school time isn’t just a downer for kids; financially vulnerable families find it harder every year to afford school supplies. Now a group of local agencies is encouraging the community to donate supplies so all children in Jackson County can start the school year with the right tools to learn Download PDF Read more
  • JobSTAR Sets Course for Stronger Families, Economy Through Resource Network Supporting Workers Jackson County Businesses, Nonprofits, Organizations Join Forces JACKSON, Michigan – A partnership of Jackson County businesses, nonprofits, associations and state agencies unveiled a resource network that will help local employees manage crisis situations that impede their ability to work. Download PDF Read more
  • Energizing Education Gets Crucial Boost Through Generous Year-End Gifts. Early Grade Reading Initiative Receives Support Exceeding $87,000 JACKSON, Michigan – Businesses, foundations and families stepped in with much-needed funding for Jackson County’s early grade reading initiative. Download PDF Read more
  • Latest ALICE Stats Underscore Need To Tackle Financial Stability in Jackson County Who is and how can you help ALICE? The ALICE 4-4-2017 Press Release Who is ALICE? ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and represents the population of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care and transportation. The United Way ALICE Report provides county-by-county and town-level data on the state of financial instability among households.  Generous support from the Consumers Energy Foundation made the report possible. Click here for the Michigan and Jackson County Breakdown. To help ALICE we need to talk about ALICE.  While ALICE has existed for some time, the ... Read more