New Faces Join United Way of South Mississippi Team

Joshua Wilson of Hattiesburg and Julie Schmidt of Ocean Springs have joined the staff at United Way of South Mississippi in Gulfport. Wilson serves as director of marketing and communications. He brings 10 years of experience to his role, including time as a newspaper reporter and as a marketing and public relations administrator in higher education and in the foodservice distribution and visual communications industries. He is a two-time graduate of William Carey University with a bachelor’s...

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Fill the Bus 2018

Our annual Fill the Bus campaign is coming up quickly! Starting Friday, July 13 school supply donation boxes will be located in Walmart Supercenters throughout Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River and Stone Counties. The school supplies collected in the boxes will be distributed to the school districts within those four counties! On July 27th, our UWSM team with Junior Auxillary of Gulfport will be collecting supplies in a school bus at the Gulfport Walmart Supercenter on Highway 49. School supply...

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Local Community Leaders for “Fill the Bus”

United Way of South Mississippi (UWSM), Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport, local school districts in Hancock, Harrison, Stone, and Pearl River counties, and surrounding Wal-Marts and other businesses in the community are partnering this month to FILL THE BUS with school supplies for students in need. During the month of July, all local Walmart locations will be accepting donations of school supplies for the FILL THE BUS event, with a final push and celebration on July 31 from 8a.m. until 2p.m. We...

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Press Conference – Grant Awards

United Way of South Mississippi Press Conference July 7, 8:30AM United Way of South Mississippi will present the Grant Awards July 7, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in the Knight Non-Profit Center. Annual Reports Hancock Bank Conference Room, KNPC Press Conference Agenda Date: 7 July 2015 Time: 8:30a.m.-9:30a.m. Venue: Hancock Bank Conference Room, KNPC This press conference will unveil annual reports from FY April 2014-15. Time Presentation 8:30 Introduction – Nicole Misita 8:35 Importance of...

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Gulfport Receives National Education “Pacesetters” Award

June 16, Gulfport received the National Education "Pacesetters" Award by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at City Hall. Thirty communities across the nation were named as 2014 “Pacesetters” by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, recognizing their measurable progress in addressing some of the problems low-income children face in becoming proficient readers. Each of the 30 honorees has been a part of the national network that is working to improve student outcomes in at least one of three...

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Volunteers Needed for Summer Reading Program!

Want to make an impact this summer? Spend just 45 minutes reading with a child at Gaston Point Elementary. You could be the difference between a second grader suffering from Summer Learning Loss and a second grader starting the school year ahead of the curve. Sign up here. There are four sections a day, Monday through Thursday: June 8-11 Session 1 - 8:00-8:45 Session 2 -8:45-9:30 Session 3 - 9:30-10:15 Session 4 -10:15-11:00 June 15-18 Session 1 - 8:00-8:45 Session 2 -8:45-9:30 Session 3 -...

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