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11.16.22

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 challenge of food insecurity.

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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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04.28.22

Virtual Neighborhood Exchange:
Arc of Recovery - COVID Response from Crisis Management to Long Term Investment

Join us on April 28 for our next virtual Neighborhood Exchange, Arc of Recovery: COVID Response from Crisis Management to Long Term Investment.

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04.13.22

April Food Day 2022

April Food Day is United Way of Metro Chicago’s annual food collection event and awards luncheon that addresses food insecurity in the south-southwest suburbs, a region facing high levels of poverty and systemic education, health, and wealth inequities that were amplified by COVID-19.

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03.10.22

Women United Presents: Purposeful Transitions 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United chapter hosted Purposeful Transitions: Leveraging Personal Growth for Community Impact with keynote speaker Dorri McWhorter.

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02.25.22

IGNITE 2022

Light up the night with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United at their biggest event of the year! IGNITE is a festive, mid-winter party bringing together 300+ Chicago area VIPs and young professionals for an evening of live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails—all to raise funds to support United Way's work to build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region through the Neighborhood Network Initiative.

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01.26.22

Virtual Neighborhood Exchange:
Doing Good in the Neighborhood: The Rise of Community-Based Incubators

Join us on January 26 for our next virtual Neighborhood Exchange, Doing Good in the Neighborhood: The Rise of Community-Based Incubators.

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01.17.22

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day of Reflection and Service

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you’re invited to an exclusive conversation about the civil rights movement in Chicago, as told by the Urban Historian and TikTok sensation Shermann “Dilla” Thomas. Dilla will reflect on Dr. King’s 1966 campaign to secure open and affordable housing and how that movement shaped the Chicago we know today.

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