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05.30.19

Chicago's United Way tackles health in Austin

CRAIN'S - 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.

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United Way in the News

04.23.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Appoints Betsy Hughes Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

PRWEB – United Way of Metro Chicago has named Elizabeth “Betsy” J. Hughes as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, leading the implementation of lucrative fundraising strategies for the region-wide health and human service organization.

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United Way in the News

03.26.19

Local United Way merger with Chicago office to help bring 'wealth of resources' to Elgin area

Chicago Tribune, Courier News - A merger set to be complete this summer between the United Way of Elgin and its counterpart in Chicago will result in increased dollars and streamlined services available to local people in need, officials said.

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08.21.19

Labor Partnerships Build Lasting Careers

When Katelyn, a single, stay-at-home mom, returned to the workforce last year, she set her sights on securing a job that would provide a comfortable life for her and her son.   “I felt stuck in...

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08.01.19

The Changemakers: A Life of Uniting Neighbors

Since she was a 13-year-old girl helping a local teacher during her summers off, L. Marie Asad has lived her life in the service of others. Today, through United Way and the Delta Sigma Theta service...

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07.30.19

Snack Packs Help Summer Campers Refuel

Between shooting free throws and volleying balls around the gym of Blue Island’s recreation center, kids at Metropolitan Family Services’ summer camp paused their games to refuel with a quick...

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07.18.19

Letter From Our President: Kicking Off a New Campaign Year

As we kick off a new fiscal year, I’ve been reflecting on how far we’ve come. Fiscal year 2019 was a big one for us.

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07.17.19

Cicero Police Create Culture of Care in Department

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07.08.19

A Warm Place for Kids to Dream

There are a handful of necessities every child needs to live ⁠—and dream ⁠— safely and comfortably. A warm bed to rest their head tops the list. Last month, as part of its Hope to Dream...

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07.02.19

Uniting for Pride

On Sunday, marking the 50th anniversary of this event, Chicagoans far and wide celebrated Pride at the city’s annual parade. As advocates for stronger communities, United Pride — a United Way affinity group — and a few of our community and corporate partners came together to rally around our LGBTQ neighbors.

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07.01.19

The Advocates: A Fond Farewell to Our Campaign Cabinet Chair

For many of our volunteers and donors, when they join United Way, they make a life-long commitment.  So is the story of Bob Sullivan, a United Way board member and our Campaign Cabinet chair for the...

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06.18.19

The Changemakers: Passionate Volunteers Power Philanthropy

Every team needs a utility player. At United Way of Metro Chicago, Joe Higgins is one of those teammates. Year in and year out, Joe invests in his community by giving his time, energy and...

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06.14.19

Together, Austin Community Tackles Unemployment

Last year, when Renay Hopkins lost her job, it was a frustrating and laborious effort to find a new one. While searching, she moved in with her grandmother to save some money. She recommended that Renay visit Austin Coming Together (ACT), a social service organization and United Way partner in her southwest neighborhood.

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