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Excel by 5 plans for future

The LOU Excel by 5 Coalition met for its quarterly meeting Thursday to review what’s been going on for the last three months and to look ahead at the rest of 2015. (February 6, 2015, Page 1A)

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    Eliminating income inequality

    It’s good to see some of our national leaders aware of ways to deal with income inequality, and we encourage all to help take the step from identifying ways to help to actually putting those ways into practice. (October 20, 2014, Page 4)

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      Excel By 5 celebrates 10th anniversary

      The Excel By 5 program in Mississippi, celebrating its 10th anniversary, continues to grow with communities around the state working to gain the certified status that Lafayette County and 17 other sites around the state have attained. We applaud those who work with Excel By 5 for what it’s doing for the education of our young children. (October 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Excel by 5 members work on ‘elevator speech’

        Excel by 5 coalition members discussed what they tell people when they are asked what Excel by 5 is and discussed future goals and marketing strategies during Thursday’s LOU Excel by 5 Coalition meeting. (April 18, 2014, Page 2A)

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          Excel by 5 tweaks goals, priorities

          With Oxford being a certified child-friendly community, members of the LOU Excel by 5 coalition reached out to the community to gain insight on its long and short-term goals, it’s priority projects and brainstorm for new ideas during a town hall-style meeting Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. (October 23, 2013, Page 1)

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            Looking for new ways to help

            The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County if offering Community Impact Grants for new, innovative ideas on how to improve health and human services in the LOU community. Deadline for the grant application is May 4. Visit for more information. (April 11, 2012, Page 1)

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              Excel by 5 effort exceeds expectations

              Since becoming a candidate community to be certified by the Excel by 5 early childhood community certification process in May, Oxford’s coalition has taken several steps to improve education for children, from birth to 5 years old. (March 9, 2012, Page 2A)

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                Nurturing kids focus of new effort

                The United Way has gained a step toward its attempt at making Oxford an official child-friendly community after being accepted as a candidate community to gain Excel by 5 certification. (May 11, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Early education key to success

                  The United Way will be asking the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Monday to appoint a representative to sit on a 15-member coalition to determine the community’s needs and resources for early childhood education. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Building a solid foundation

                    A United Way committee is looking at ways to improve early childhood education in Oxford and Lafayette County. Accessibility to free or affordable preschools for all Lafayette County children is one area the committee is examining.

                     (July 29, 2010, Page 1)

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