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05.06.22

An Educator’s Destiny: One Mom’s Journey as a Brighton Park Parent Mentor

When the pandemic hit and the world shut down, Guadalupe Gomez had the most difficult choice of her life to make: continue her career at a local daycare or stay at home with her son to facilitate his e-learning.

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04.20.22

Coming Together for Chicago’s Southland: April Food Day 2022

On April 13, after two years of forgoing the event due to the pandemic, United Way of Metro Chicago held the annual April Food Day event at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

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04.18.22

Volunteering: A Labor of the Soul

April is National Volunteer Month, and we’re grateful for the thousands of volunteers—like L. Marie Asad, Valerie and Patrick McInerney, and Andrew Vail—who have given back this past year and will continue to support their neighbors in the years to come.

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05.18.22

CASL Raises the Volume of AAPI Voices

A little over a year ago, in the height of the pandemic, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) saw a need. Like many direct service nonprofits, CASL responded to families in crisis, providing food, clothing, PPE, housing resources, and financial assistance.

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05.06.22

An Educator’s Destiny: One Mom’s Journey as a Brighton Park Parent Mentor

When the pandemic hit and the world shut down, Guadalupe Gomez had the most difficult choice of her life to make: continue her career at a local daycare or stay at home with her son to facilitate his e-learning.

Read More

04.20.22

Coming Together for Chicago’s Southland: April Food Day 2022

On April 13, after two years of forgoing the event due to the pandemic, United Way of Metro Chicago held the annual April Food Day event at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

Read More

04.18.22

Volunteering: A Labor of the Soul

April is National Volunteer Month, and we’re grateful for the thousands of volunteers—like L. Marie Asad, Valerie and Patrick McInerney, and Andrew Vail—who have given back this past year and will continue to support their neighbors in the years to come.

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04.11.22

Food Is Love: Johanns Williams Fights Food Insecurity in the Southland

“We are so close to so many individuals who struggle, and by no fault of their own, for something as simple as food. We can do something.”

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03.31.22

Women Leaders Inspire Change in Neighborhood Networks

This Women’s History Month, meet some of the women leaders we’re honored to partner with in our Neighborhood Networks as they drive lasting, positive change in their communities.

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03.21.22

Bending the Curve of Recovery to Achieve a Stronger, Equitable Chicago Region

Two years ago, the world was facing an unprecedented unknown: a deadly global pandemic that was shutting down life as we knew it. But one thing was certain. People would need help to survive amid the uncertainty.

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03.11.22

Buy Black, Advance Equity

In celebration of Black History Month in February, we launched the new initiative #UnitedWayBuyBlack with a digital passport of 30 Chicago-based, Black-owned businesses.

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02.24.22

Year of the Tiger: A Celebration of Hope and Resilience

Earlier this month, Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood rang in the Lunar New Year—as it has for over 40 years—with its annual celebration and parade. Hundreds gathered along West Argyle Street to celebrate the new lunar year—the year of the tiger—on a chilly, blue-skied day.

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02.18.22

Committed to Anti-Racism Through Action

This Black History Month, United Way of Metro Chicago is sharing what we’re doing in the DEI space and how we’re living out our commitment to being an anti-racist organization, while holding ourselves accountable as we continue to learn and grow.

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