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Chicago's United Way tackles health in Austin

United Way of Metro Chicago is working with a local health tech startup to connect residents in the Austin neighborhood with community resources that address chronic health and social conditions like food insecurity. (Crain's)

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Who is there for our children when gun violence shakes their world?

Part of being a Chicagoan and a parent of a young adult son is living with the awareness that your child could get shot. It’s a reality that you try to ensure does not happen, but a few months ago it came far too close to becoming a reality for me. (Chicago Suntimes)

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Kellar Middle School Students Complete Mural

Students from Kellar Middle School in Robbins recently completed a new mural inside the school with the help of Ricardo Gonzalez, an artist and resident of Blue Island. The mural, titled The Art of Music, was a collaborative effort between Gonzalez, the students, Metropolitan Family Services, and the Blue Island-Robbins Neighborhood Network. (Chicago Citizen)

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ABC7's Karen Jordan emcees United Way luncheon

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted its 2018 luncheon Friday. The celebration featured awards and shout-outs to those fighting for every person in every neighborhood, building stronger and more vibrant communities. ABC7 is the media sponsor and Karen Jordan served as the afternoon’s emcee. (ABC 7)

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City Club of Chicago: Unexpected Allies – When Corporations, Unions, and Communities Come Together

Unexpected Allies: When Corporations, Unions, and Communities Come Together – moderated by Wendy DuBoe – Charles Matthews, Robert G. Reiter, Jr., Darnell Shields. (WGN Radio)

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April Food Day

The United Way’s annual April Food Day took place. CBS 2 took a closer look at what it takes to feed the thousands who are food insecure throughout the area. (CBS)

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Food insecurity highlighted during collection drive

As a child living in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project, Kim Foxx said she was all too familiar with food insecurity and the “struggle to find out what our meals were going to be each day.” Now, Cook County’s state’s attorney, Foxx spoke Wednesday at the sixth annual “April Food Day” food collection drive, which benefits eight area food pantries. (Chicago Tribune)

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Yes, we need the United Way

In its April 9 issue, Crain’s asks “Does the world still need the United Way? “Much of the article lists the very real challenges the United Way faces. Many of those challenges are not unique to the United Way; they are confronted by many charities. (Chicago Tribune)

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April Food Day Aims to Collect More Than 109,000 Pounds of Food for Chicago Southland Communities

United Way of Metro Chicago will host its annual April Food Day on Wednesday, April 25. The luncheon and food drive event will benefit local food pantries across Chicago’s South-Southwest suburban region. (United Way)

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Emotional Wellness Workshops Held in South Suburbs

The Blue Island/Robbins Neighborhood Network has been holding emotional wellness workshops on Tuesday nights throughout the month of April. (Chicago Citizen)

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Does the world still need United Way?

Technology that simplifies fundraising for the average person has turned United Way’s model into a charitable landline phone of sorts: dated, but still useful. (Crain's)

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