A Vision for Stronger Neighborhoods

United Way of Metro Chicago is building stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region. Watch A Vision for Stronger Neighborhoods: an Austin Story to see how we’re partnering with community leaders to bring this to life.

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Hear from our Neighborhood Network partners

David Casper

U.S. Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group

“We are proud to be the cornerstone investor that helped launch United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative. We have a proud 200 year legacy of making tomorrow better [and] working with our community partners to achieve long-term, sustainable solutions that help shape the future together.”

Ciara Thomas

Community School Coordinator, West Chicago District 33

“Our mission is really to work with the parents to build advocacy skills, to work on leadership opportunities and then find different committees or building bases in the schools or communities where the parents feel empowered and welcome to share their voice at the table.”

Mariana Osoria

Vice President of Centers for Family Focus; Co-Chair of the Cicero Community Collaborative

“It’s been inspiring to see Cicero residents, social service organizations, schools and the town come together to create lasting change for our community. We’ve all experienced the impact this collaboration has on our community...”

Our Supporters

BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through nearly...

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Mesirow Financial is a leading independent financial services firm with expertise in investment,...

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The Robert R. McCormick Foundation works with communities in Chicagoland and across Illinois to...

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Wells Fargo & Company provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well...

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions,...

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Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned...

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Peoples Gas is a regulated natural gas utility serving the city of Chicago.

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KPMG is a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services.

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Target Corporation is the eighth-largest retailer in the United States, and is a component of the...

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The Serve Illinois Commission is a 40-member (25 voting and 15 non-voting), bipartisan board...

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The Siemer Institute will enhance educational opportunities for school-aged children by preventing...

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UChicago Medicine provides superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each...

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Northwestern Medicine is a leader in quality healthcare and service, bringing together faculty,...

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