Mission: To rally resources to address the community's most pressing needs.
Programs: United way of south mississippi works to advance the common good by concentrating on the most critical needs facing our community. Today, more than ever, united way is working to address the issues that south mississippians care most about. We call it advancing the common good. 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 (especially school readiness and 3rd grade reading), income (financial stability), and health. These are the building blocks of a good life.
PreK4Ward received funds to open 1 free preschool class in Gulfport that served 20 4-year-olds. Their parents were able to send their children to a safe, early education program that was led by a certified teacher. The academic results for those children were astounding. United Way cares about having all children read on grade level by 3rd grade, and they put their money in our program to help make that happen! Thanks United Way..