GOOD News: $18.2M for United Way of the Mid-South’s Driving the Dream

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., President and CEO of United Way of the Mid-South, who highlights the nonprofit organization that’s now celebrating 100 years of service to the Mid-South. As the Mid-South’s largest public charitable foundation, United Way of the Mid-South continues to support area nonprofits with aligned grantmaking to the programs that address the region’s most critical issues.

During the interview, Dr. Robinson discusses United Way’s Driving The Dream, which is quickly becoming a national model for how to best deliver human services to individuals and families so they can truly advance out of poverty. Driving The Dream provides the network to connect service providers so they can operate collaboratively and work collectively to provide all the services and supports families need. The organization has over 120 partner agencies in the network and is working with Shelby County government to make DTD portals available throughout the county. Dr. Robinson then shares the GOOD news that United Way of the Mid-South is the recipient of the Tennessee Department of Human Services Families First Community Grant Project for $18.2 million designated for the expansion of Driving the Dream. The expansion will allow United Way of the Mid-South to serve thousands of families with support to help them make measurable and substantial improvements in their financial and social mobility.

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