FEC Spotlight: What Sabrina Learned from Her Grandmother

FEC Spotlight: What Sabrina Learned from Her Grandmother

Sabrina Franklin joined the Financial Empowerment Center in 2013 and currently holds the position of Financial Counseling Manager. With the June theme of financial independence through savings in mind, she offers a few thoughts on savings and some of her earliest...
FEC Spotlight: Erin’s First-Hand Experience

FEC Spotlight: Erin’s First-Hand Experience

Erin Akery, of Madison, is the Senior Manager of the FEC. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and working for two years with AmeriCorps in Boston, she joined United Way in 2013 to help Nashvillians achieve greater financial freedom. She...
Presenting Our 2021 Campaign Awards

Presenting Our 2021 Campaign Awards

To every workplace that supported us in 2021: We are so grateful. No. 1 Campaign We are so grateful to Bridgestone Americas for achieving the highest campaign total ($1.96 million) through employee giving, corporate support and special events—and for leading the way...
Raise Your Hand Celebrates 10 Years of Success

Raise Your Hand Celebrates 10 Years of Success

Our Raise Your Hand Tutoring program partners with administrators and teachers at Williamson County Schools and the Franklin Special School District to implement before and after-school tutoring sessions in thirteen elementary schools. This school year, 89 volunteer...
FEC Spotlight: Jamie’s Financial Journey

FEC Spotlight: Jamie’s Financial Journey

Jamie Lewis-Stewart, from Murfreesboro, spent nearly a decade working inside the banking system before joining the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) as financial counselor in 2020. For Financial Literacy Month, she offers a few thoughts on her journey and how her...
We Stand with Ukraine

We Stand with Ukraine

On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. As residents of Greater Nashville, we many not fully know or understand the intricacies of recent engagements between Ukraine and Russia or the geopolitical history of eastern Europe. However, as global...
Black History Month: Conversations with Valarie

Black History Month: Conversations with Valarie

Valarie Franklin is an award-winning architect, author and servant leader who combines insight, empathy and creativity to make impactful contributions to her industry and community. She is a native Nashvillian committed to forging equitable paths for young...
211 is Greater Nashville’s lifeline for help

211 is Greater Nashville’s lifeline for help

In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community find food, pay bills, and connect to other essential services. United Way of Greater Nashville’s 211 program is managed by LaKelia Lovan and Annika Victorson. Together,...
Nashville Education Hotline

Nashville Education Hotline

The Blueprint for Early Childhood Success kicks off the new year with their latest podcast episode, featuring Mari Peptit, program coordinator for Nashville Public Library’s Bringing Books to Life program. Mari chats with co-host Susan Frizsell about her teaching...
Virtual Business Tour featuring Regions

Virtual Business Tour featuring Regions

Our Young Leaders Society is honored to wrap up the year highlighting Regions, a United Way corporate partner. In this tour video, Kelly shares Regions’ North Nashville journey. The virtual business tour series spotlights the hand raisers, games changers and moment...
Grieving Family Asks Drivers to Slow Down this Halloween

Grieving Family Asks Drivers to Slow Down this Halloween

For nearly five years, Young Leaders Society board member and PR chair, Chuck Isbell, has worked with his employer and peers to shape a brighter future for families throughout our community. Last year, Chuck’s 13-year-old son, Nathaniel “Nate” Elijah Isbell, an eighth...
Employee Spotlight: Melissa Cornejo-Nell

Employee Spotlight: Melissa Cornejo-Nell

Meet Melissa: Thoughtful. Compassionate. Driven. For today’s spotlight, we’re excited to feature Melissa, one of our newest team members. Melissa is part of The Family Collective (TFC), a United Way collaboration that works to prevent and end family homelessness....