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Agenda for Community Change
Our goal at United Way is to create long-lasting impact. We concentrate our resources on making measurable change in specific, targeted priority areas of education, income (financial stability), and health. These are the building blocks of a good life. We also focus on building a strong foundation of safety net services, ensuring food, clothing and shelter to families in South Mississippi.
Community Impact is:
- Identifying, addressing and solving specific issues in the areas of Education, Income, and Health that no single donor, charity, or government agency can handle alone.
- Bringing key partners to the table to problem solve with a community-wide focus, not just single issues.
- Improving the lives of all people affected by our community's priority issues, not just those served by individual programs.
- Bringing the community together to focus on these pressing issues to achieve measurable results.
2012 Community Assessment
The objective of the Community Assessment Summary Report is to provide a deeper understanding of the issues relevant to the six coastal counties of Mississippi (Hancock, Harrison, George, Jackson, Pearl River, and Stone) within the context of the current environment at the state and national levels. It may be used by organizations and businesses that care about South Mississippi and want to focus their resources on ways to improve lives in their community.
Click here to view the Community Assessment PowerPoint.
In the first year of our three-year grant cycle (2010-2013), United Way of South Mississippi invested $785,117 in local programs addressing the most pressing issues in our community in the above priority areas.