United Way of West Tennessee advocates for equity through Uniting agencies in ways that improve each person’s access to health, education, and financial stability.
United Way of West Tennessee recently partnered with Dr. Barbara Jones from the Weakley County Reconciliation Project (WCRP) to establish a scholarship for one African American female student seeking financial assistance to attend a four-year college or university. This fund – The Dr. Barbara Jones Educational Empowerment for Young Women Scholarship – will take effect at the beginning of the fall semester of 2023 and will be distributed by United Way on behalf of Dr. Jones in honor of the WCRP. Applicants should apply by February 15, 2023.
Ford Fund is investing $1 million in West Tennessee to help local non-profits and municipalities build capacity and infrastructure to better serve the community’s needs for generations to come.
I grew up in a dysfunctional family and was very confused. I did not know what a real family was supposed to be like. Because of treatment and United Way, I was able to give that opportunity to my son and the opportunity was given to me. I have been given a new life, and it’s unimaginable.
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