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02.09.23

Be United Bash 2023: Brewing a Stronger Chicago

Be United Bash brings together Chicago-area young professionals for an exclusive happy hour event with a DJ, heavy appetizers, and drinks—all to raise funds to support United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative.

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Educational

02.15.23

Hybrid Neighborhood Exchange: Invisible Lines—The Legacy of Redlining in Chicago

In honor of Black History Month, our next in-person and virtual Neighborhood Exchange will include an in-depth conversation that explores the ways that historic redlining has shaped our current state of housing and segregation across the Chicago region.

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Development

03.23.23

Purposeful Transitions 2023: Harnessing Your Power for Social Change

In celebration of Women’s History Month, United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United chapter invites you to Purposeful Transitions: Harnessing Your Power for Social Change. The breakfast networking event will feature keynote speaker Angela F. Williams, the first Black,woman CEO of United Way Worldwide, who will discuss her remarkable career journey and what continues to drive her passion for advancing social equity in community. The program will conclude with a breakout session in which attendees will develop a plan for supporting community impact.

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03.23.23

Purposeful Transitions 2023: Harnessing Your Power for Social Change

In celebration of Women’s History Month, United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United chapter invites you to Purposeful Transitions: Harnessing Your Power for Social Change. The breakfast networking event will feature keynote speaker Angela F. Williams, the first Black,woman CEO of United Way Worldwide, who will discuss her remarkable career journey and what continues to drive her passion for advancing social equity in community. The program will conclude with a breakout session in which attendees will develop a plan for supporting community impact.

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02.15.23

Hybrid Neighborhood Exchange: Invisible Lines—The Legacy of Redlining in Chicago

In honor of Black History Month, our next in-person and virtual Neighborhood Exchange will include an in-depth conversation that explores the ways that historic redlining has shaped our current state of housing and segregation across the Chicago region.

Read More

02.09.23

Be United Bash 2023: Brewing a Stronger Chicago

Be United Bash brings together Chicago-area young professionals for an exclusive happy hour event with a DJ, heavy appetizers, and drinks—all to raise funds to support United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative.

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01.16.23

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Understanding and Service

Join us for a conversation with 2022 MacArthur Fellow Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller - sociologist, criminologist, and author of Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration.

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12.07.22

Uniting for the Holidays 2022

This holiday season, join United Way of Metro Chicago's Uniting for the Holidays and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across the region who continue to face the challenges of food insecurity. 8 Communities, Thousands of Meals, 1 Great Cause.

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11.17.22

Women United Pre-Holiday Networking Soiree

Join United Way of Metro Chicago's Women United (WU) for pre-holiday mingling and networking, hosted by PwC. Learn how you can get involved in United Way’s affinity groups and reconnect with friends, all while enjoying drinks and appetizers.

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11.10.22

YLU Speaker Series: Fireside Chat with Curtis Reed

Join United Way of Metro Chicago's Young Leaders United for our upcoming Speaker Series: a Fireside Chat with Curtis Reed, managing director and region manager for JPMorgan Chase’s Middle Market Banking team in the Chicago area.

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10.19.22

Virtual Neighborhood Exchange: Behind the Numbers—How Inflation and the Economy Are Affecting Our Communities

Join United Way of Metro Chicago, the Baumhart Center of Loyola University, and Chicago Cares for an enlightening conversation showcasing different perspectives on the current economic environment and the ways it is impacting our Chicago neighbors.

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06.17.22

Sharing Our Stories: A Celebration of Community Voices

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Juneteenth event, "Sharing Our Stories: A Celebration of Community Voices", on June 17. Moderated by Tonika Lewis Johnson, social justice artist and creator of the Folded Map Project, the event featured Chicago-area community leaders who are members of United Way of Metro Chicago’s inaugural United Neighborhoods Equity Fund cohort.

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06.02.22

2022 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2022 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon returns to the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, June 2. The event celebrates the commitment of business, civic, nonprofit, and community leaders to build stronger neighborhoods and a stronger, more equitable Chicago region. Each year United Way recognizes honorees who exemplify what it means to LIVE UNITED.

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