United Way of Southeast Mississippi

Give. Advocate. Volunteer

aka United Way of Southeast Mississippi, Inc.   |   Hattiesburg, MS   |  www.unitedwaysems.org

Mission

United Way of Southeast Mississippi fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community's most daunting social crises.

Ruling year info

1958

President/CEO

Tracie Fowler

Main address

P.O. Box 1648

Hattiesburg, MS 39403 USA

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EIN

64-0410475

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to WalletHub, Mississippi ranked the second worst state to raise a family in a comparison of all 50 states, . The comparison ranks each state across 49 key indicators of family-friendliness to generate scores in family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socioeconomics. United Way of Southeast Mississippi is working to help children and youth reach their full potential by helping improve education outcomes, supporting programs that help families become more financially stable and partnering

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

United Way of Southeast Mississippi

United Way of Southeast Mississippi partners with 23 member agencies and programs to improve the health, education and financial stability of everyone in our community.
Aldersgate Mission
America Reads
The Arc
Boy Scouts of America
The Children's Center for Communication and Dev.
Christian Services
Domestic Abuse Family Shelter
DuBard School for Language Disorders
The Family Y: Group Lifestyle Balance
The Family y: Y Champions
Edwards Street Fellowship Health Clinic
Edwards Street Food Pantry
Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center
Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity
Hope Community Collective
RISE (formerly Christian Woman's Job Corp)
Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention
Thrive
FAMILYWIZE
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Bank On Hattiesburg
Volunteer Southeast Mississippi

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Health
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1958

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

EDUCATION: Help children and youth achieve their potential.
Target Issues
•Kindergarten readiness- encourage early literacy development, build kindergarten readiness skills and work to make sure every child enters school ready to learn
•Grade appropriate reading levels-increase the number of children from low-income families reading proficiently by the end of third grade
•Graduation rate-help ensure that more students stay on track to graduate high school

FINANCIAL STABILITY
Goal: Promote financial stability and independence for families and individuals.
Target Issues
•Financial literacy- support financial literacy programs that educate individuals of the importance of obtaining and maintaining assets
•Job training and readiness–help low-wage, under-skilled workers prepare for self-sustaining jobs
•Affordable housing-help provide safe and affordable housing to low-income families

HEALTH
Goal: Educate community members of the importance of good health and make them aware of basic health and human services.
Target Issues
•Access to healthcare–provide quality care to those lacking access to sufficient coverage
•Prevention, management, and treatment–help individuals achieve optimal physical, mental, developmental, emotional, and social health
•Safe and independent living–help aging clients and those with medical issues maintain safe, independent living or improve their quality of life

SUPPORT SERVICES Goal: Support most basic needs of food, shelter and safety to individuals and families.
Target Issues
•Supplemental nutrition and feeding-make nutritious food available to support the health and well-being of the chronic hungry
•Disaster preparedness/relief-coordinate with disaster relief organizations and local emergency planners to develop recovery plans and assist in provide unmet needs
•Shelter for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence – provide safe housing and basic needs for victims of domestic violence
•Homeless prevention services - assist children and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United Way of Southeast Mississippi

Board of directors
as of 3/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Janet Mitchell

Forrest General Hospital

Term: 2020 - 2021

Chase Blankenship

The First Bank

Jermaine Brown

Hattiesburg Public School District

Jerry DeFatta

University of Southern Mississippi

Karen Griffis

Regions Bank

Todd Jackson

Area Development Partnership

Ryan Kelly

Horizons Professional Services

Janet Mitchell

Forrest General Hospital

Traci Rouse

Merit Health Wesley

Rebecca Brown

Pearl River Community College

Jaclyn Adams

Citizens National Bank

Shane Germany

Landry Lewis Germany Architects

Tawnya Holliman

Ms State Extension Service

Celeste Brown

South Ms Planning & Development District

Tony Reimonenq

West Point Baptist Church

Allen Anderson

Anderson Design Center

Alejandro Barquero

Batteries Plus

Ken Crumpton

Crumpton Insurance

Katie Anthony

University of Southern Mississippi

Allen Bonner

William Carey University

Bill Dyer

Hood Industries

Rebecca Geiger

Parrish Tractor

Jeffery George

City of Hattiesburg

Annie Jackson

Canopy Solutions

Alex Rutland

Regions Bank

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data