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Who will you nominate?

United Way is on a mission to tell a story. But not just any story. This story is about why we fight—and what we are fighting for. A project of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, United We Win: Faces of Our Community, is a collection of portraits and stories of...

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Partner Spotlight: Martha O’Bryan Center

Founded in 1894, the Martha O’Bryan Center is a 125-year-old anti-poverty agency planted in the heart of Cayce Homes—Nashville’s oldest and largest public housing community. “Everything we do is to help elevate families and individuals out of poverty,” says Kent...

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Read to Succeed: Preparing students for kindergarten

Helping preschoolers to be kindergarten-ready is critical to future success. 90 percent of a child’s brain develops before age five, with the most significant development happening before age three. This means those years before kindergarten are so important in...

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Early literacy: Why it’s important and how you can help

Two out of three Nashville third-graders are not reading on grade level. Studies have shown that if children cannot read on grade level by the end of third grade, they are five times more likely to drop out of high school. “Third grade is the turning point when...

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Free Tax Prep Program Kicks Off Across Middle Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Tax Prep Program Kicks Off Across Middle Tennessee Individuals and Families Earning Less than $66,000 in 2018 are Eligible for Free Tax Prep Services Jan. 28, 2019, NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Today, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and partner...

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2019 Annual Meeting: United We Win

Save the date for United Way’s first Annual Meeting on April 17 at the Tennessee State Museum. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from United Way and community leadership about how we are bringing the community together to address our most pressing issues....

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These are the hand raisers, game changers, problem solvers and moment makers.
These are the faces of our community.

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