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04.14.22

'So much strength and passion': How an Englewood nonprofit is getting funds to strengthen neighborhood programs

The COVID-19 pandemic is still exposing how many communities continue to struggle. One Chicago neighborhood is getting a huge amount of help, through a new partnership. CBS 2's Steven Graves explains. Cecile De Mello does the long work of leading nonprofit Teamwork Englewood because of a love for her home and three young children. "I say to myself if I do a good job today, I'm one step closer making this a community where they can raise their family safely."

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04.10.22

Our Chicago: Recovery in Chicago's Black & Latinx neighborhoods

Two years ago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund. The goal is to raise money for non-profits providing emergency services to people most impacted by the pandemic. $35 million went to more than 400 organizations. Now, the focus has shifted to recovery, especially in Chicago's Black and Latinx neighborhoods.

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04.06.22

ComEd Announces $450,000 to Launch Skilled Trades Program in Partnership with Four Chicago Catholic High Schools

ComEd, in collaboration with Big Shoulders Fund and United Way Metro Chicago, today launched Powering Our Future – a new initiative that will expand skilled trades and STEM training at four Chicago Catholic high schools.

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04.15.22

April Food Day event celebrates giving, volunteerism in the Southland while collecting 80K pounds of donations

The Daily Southtown recaps April Food Day 2022.

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04.14.22

'So much strength and passion': How an Englewood nonprofit is getting funds to strengthen neighborhood programs

The COVID-19 pandemic is still exposing how many communities continue to struggle. One Chicago neighborhood is getting a huge amount of help, through a new partnership. CBS 2's Steven Graves explains. Cecile De Mello does the long work of leading nonprofit Teamwork Englewood because of a love for her home and three young children. "I say to myself if I do a good job today, I'm one step closer making this a community where they can raise their family safely."

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04.10.22

Our Chicago: Recovery in Chicago's Black & Latinx neighborhoods

Two years ago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund. The goal is to raise money for non-profits providing emergency services to people most impacted by the pandemic. $35 million went to more than 400 organizations. Now, the focus has shifted to recovery, especially in Chicago's Black and Latinx neighborhoods.

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04.07.22

Media Alert (April Food Day 2022)

April Food Day Aims to Collect More Than 100,000 Pounds of Food for Chicago Southland Communities

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04.06.22

ComEd Announces $450,000 to Launch Skilled Trades Program in Partnership with Four Chicago Catholic High Schools

ComEd, in collaboration with Big Shoulders Fund and United Way Metro Chicago, today launched Powering Our Future – a new initiative that will expand skilled trades and STEM training at four Chicago Catholic high schools.

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03.24.22

Organizations Raise $35M for Chicago COVID-19 Relief

Cecile De Mello - Executive Director of Teamwork Englewood, Gloria Castillo - Director of Together We Rise, and Kimberlee Guenther - Chief Impact Officer of United Way of Metro Chicago discuss the Chicago Community COVID-19 Reponse Fund that raised and invested $25 million in neighborhood businesses and pandemic resources.

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03.15.22

United Way of Metro Chicago Deepens Commitment to Community-Led Transformation through Expansion of Neighborhood Network Initiative

United Way of Metro Chicago Deepens Commitment to Community-Led Transformation through Expansion of Neighborhood Network Initiative. Success of place-based investment model allows for launch of new Neighborhood Networks in Englewood, Garfield Park and Far South

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02.25.22

Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson Is Pounding The Pavement In Auburn Gresham

Carlos Nelson, a proud son of Auburn Gresham, is selflessly restoring the shine to a crown jewel of the South Side. Nelson has been pounding the pavement as the CEO of the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation for nearly two decades. Carlos has also helped Auburn Gresham become a United Way Neighborhood Network, which is a community hub of service providers to help support residents in the area.

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02.22.22

Celebrating Black History Month: Executive Director Of 'Austin Coming Together' Empowering Chicago's West Side

For over a decade Shields has served as executive director of Austin Coming Together, a nonprofit that connects dozens of organizations with the common goal of uplifting and empowering an area long plagued by poverty, crime and subpar education. Shields has also helped the Austin community become part of the United Way Neighborhood Network, which is a hub of service providers to help support Austin residents.

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12.08.21

Medline Donates $128,000 Worth of Hand Sanitizer to United Way of Metro Chicago Partners

Medline Industries, LP, a medical supplies manufacturer and distributor based in Northfield, Illinois, donated 60,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to United Way of Metro Chicago’s south-southwest suburban partners this past month.

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