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02.11.24

"The Weekly Show" Community Affairs with 2-1-1

2-1-1 and United Way of Metro Chicago staff sat down with Paulina Roe of iHeart Radio to discuss the one-year anniversary of 211 Metro Chicago - and its impact.

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01.30.24

211 Metro Chicago Marks One Year of Service, Connecting Over 100,000 Residents to Vital Resources

In its first year of service, 211 Metro Chicago has connected more than 100,000 Cook County residents in need with critical health and social services.

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01.29.24

With 1 in 5 Chicagoans facing hunger, local nonprofits partner to build better food access

Nonprofits Vivery Community and 211 Metro Chicago have announced a partnership to address food insecurity in Chicago.

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09.25.23

Letter to the Editor: Remember to dial 211 for free health and social services help

"I am proud of the impact that 211 Metro Chicago has made on our region and the ways we have integrated this service into the fabric of our community. But there is more to be done to create a fully collaborative web of partners and solve our communities’ greatest challenges." - Richard LaPratt, Executive Director, 211 Metro Chicago

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09.05.23

Announcing the 2023-2024 Campaign Chair

United Way of Metro Chicago is honored to announce David C. Blowers, Vice Chairman of Northern Trust, as Chair of the 2023-2024 annual fundraising Campaign, which began on July 1.

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09.01.23

Como inmigrante puedes estar desaprovechando algunas ayudas diseñadas para ti: te contamos

Gabriel García, director de 211 Metro Chicago, señala que a través de esta línea los latinos pueden encontrar ayuda para buscar empleo, asistencia alimentaria, programas de salud mental y hasta servicios legales; sin embargo, asegura que los inmigrantes no están aprovechando este recurso. "Cuando la gente tiene cualquier necesidad puede llamar y conocer cuáles son las opciones en sus comunidades", indica García.

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06.21.23

Stronger Neighborhoods Awards 2023

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted the 2023 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon in celebration of the commitment of business, civic, nonprofit and community leaders working alongside United Way to build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region. This year’s honorees were Patrick G. Ryan and Peoples Gas.

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06.14.23

United Way of Metro Chicago and Cook County’s “Transforming Places” Partnership Expands

The partnership, with cross-sector investment from the Nicor Gas Foundation, supports place-based transformation through new and increased investment in suburban Neighborhood Networks, part of Transforming Places.

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06.12.23

Commentary: Investing in South Side and south suburbs will lift up the entire region

Earlier this month, United Way of Metro Chicago and Cook County’s “Transforming Places” Partnership, with support from the Nicor Gas Foundation, announced the expansion of the Neighborhood Network Initiative in Ford Heights/Chicago Heights, Harvey and Park Forest/Richton Park.

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06.11.23

United Way expands neighborhood revival efforts into Chicago Heights, Harvey, Park Forest

United Way of Metro Chicago is expanding its Neighborhood Network Initiative into more south suburbs, with a goal of addressing affordable housing, economic development and job opportunities.

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06.07.23

United Way of Metro Chicago expanding program to address neighborhood disinvestment with support from county Equity Fund

United Way of Metro Chicago has announced an expansion of its Neighborhood Network Initiative to the Ford Heights/Chicago Heights, Harvey and Park Forest/Richton Park communities while also revealing its plans to increase investment in the existing Blue Island/Robbins Neighborhood Network.

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06.06.23

Southland Neighborhood Networks Launch

United Way of Metro Chicago, in partnership with Cook County and with support from the Nicor Gas Foundation, has announced the expansion of its Neighborhood Network Initiative in Ford Heights/Chicago Heights, Harvey and Park Forest/Richton Park, plus an increased investment in the existing Blue Island/Robbins Neighborhood Network.

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05.24.23

Place-based effort to build stronger communities expanding to Harvey with help from 'community quarterbacks'

A new effort to build a stronger Harvey officially launched earlier this month. It’s called the Transforming Places Harvey Neighborhood Network, and two trusted Harvey organizations are taking the lead.

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