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03.19.21

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: Lessons in Collaboration Amid Crises

By Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D., Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Metro Chicago and Anna Lee, Director of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust This week marks the one-year anniversary...

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11.10.20

Internet Access Connects Whole Families to Learning

On any given school day, Hayde Gallegos’ children can be found logged into their virtual classes, learning science or jumping around the living room for PE. Though the timing of their lessons are...

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11.30.20

Cicero Collaborative Feeds Community

In late October, Cicero Community Collaborative (CCC) and its partners fed more than 500 Cicero residents at a local food drive. Residents took home boxes of meat, baked goods and fresh produce such...

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04.21.21

Financial Counseling Empowers Domestic Violence Survivors

As couples and families have quarantined at home, reports of domestic violence in Chicago have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survivors are also facing income and job loss, making it even more...

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04.12.21

United Way Volunteers Build Stronger Neighborhoods

United Way’s work to build stronger neighborhoods is powered by the time and effort of our generous volunteers. Each and every volunteer is invaluable to our mission.  Some raise money to support...

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03.30.21

Bright Star Helps Returning Citizens Rebuild After Incarceration

In the early 1990s, Tirenzy Wilson entered the prison system at the age of 25 for a drug charge. He was sentenced to 25 years and never knew when the time would come for him to re-enter the...

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03.20.21

Inspire Young Learners This National Reading Month

It’s National Reading Month! To celebrate, we’re highlighting children's books that inspire youth and young people to make a difference in their communities. These books tackle the importance of unity, volunteerism and representation. 

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03.19.21

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: Lessons in Collaboration Amid Crises

By Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D., Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Metro Chicago and Anna Lee, Director of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust This week marks the one-year anniversary...

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03.17.21

Donors Tap Creative Passion to Support Neighbors In Need

During the city’s stay-at-home order last spring, Michelle Wodzinski Capers turned her quarantine into an opportunity to give back to her community.  Michelle, a professional photographer and...

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03.15.21

Letter from Our President: March to Recovery with United Way

One year ago, our city and state issued a stay–at–home order as COVID-19 began to spike. I don’t know about you, but what I remember most was fear and uncertainty. What would this mean for our two kids, who were in pre-k and second grade at the time? How could we keep our colleagues and families safe? How long would this last – two weeks, a month, until summer? Frankly, the only thing we were certain about was that we needed to act quickly to help our neighbors.

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03.10.21

Auburn Gresham Combats Food Insecurity

Throughout this difficult year, our partner Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) helped silence the growl of hunger on the South Side. Food insecurity has long been a problem in...

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03.08.21

Celebrating the Women of United Way

Our United Way network is full of motivated, resilient women who care deeply about their neighbors and the future of the Chicago region. Some lead fundraising campaigns in their office to support our...

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03.01.21

Chicago Women Make History

  Women have pioneered change since the beginning of time. They’ve fought for their rightful place in history and against all odds made a difference in our city and world. This Women’s...

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