Getting a Great Start

Published Feb. 1, 2017: As a caregiver for six, Lorna Parks knows the importance of preparing children for success before they step foot inside a classroom. That's why she uses resources from United Way for Southeastern Michigan in her work as a child care provider.

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Stories

‘I can do this’

‘I can do this’

Published May 16, 2016: With the help of coaching at a Community Financial Center, Larry Hardy is now a proud homeowner.

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Caring for a community

Caring for a community

Published Jan. 28, 2016: When Tommeia Brown moved back to her hometown of River Rouge, she made a plan to improve her financial situation, and give back to the community she loves.

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An investment in independence

An investment in independence

Published Feb. 18, 2015: When Imad escaped war-torn Iraq and came to the U.S. as a refugee, everything changed. But with the help of a MicroGrant from United Way, Imad was able to purchase the inventory to start his own business and give his family a better future.

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A mother on a mission

A mother on a mission

Published June 5, 2014: Where do you learn the basics, like managing your household finances, when you lose your parent so early in life? Those are just some of the challenges that Renae faced when she lost her mother at 17. But she's determined to make sure her children get the right start in life.

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