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10.19.22

Stability for Survivors: Freedom Through Financial Empowerment

Our Stability for Survivors program, supported by United Way of Metro Chicago, The Allstate Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies, addresses the often-overlooked issue of financial abuse. This vital program is expanding this year to reach more community partners—and empower more survivors to regain their power and independence.

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10.17.22

#BuyLatinx: Supporting Latinx-Owned Businesses in Our Neighborhood Networks

This Latinx Heritage Month, United Way of Metro Chicago partnered with our Neighborhood Networks in Brighton Park, Cicero, and Little Village to spotlight Latinx-owned restaurants, cafes, shops, and other small businesses that call these vibrant communities home.

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09.21.22

Introducing Our 2022/2023 Campaign Cabinet

As we kicked off the 2022/2023 Campaign season in July, we are grateful for our partners who are keeping our legacy of employee giving alive. We connected with a few of our Campaign Cabinet members who shared their stories, what motivates them to volunteer and give through United Way, and their hopes for the 2022/2023 Campaign year.

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11.15.22

A Season of Giving and Gratitude

Our chief development officer, Chris Preston, reflects on what it means to him and our team to mobilize the caring power of communities to make a difference.

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10.19.22

Stability for Survivors: Freedom Through Financial Empowerment

Our Stability for Survivors program, supported by United Way of Metro Chicago, The Allstate Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies, addresses the often-overlooked issue of financial abuse. This vital program is expanding this year to reach more community partners—and empower more survivors to regain their power and independence.

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10.17.22

#BuyLatinx: Supporting Latinx-Owned Businesses in Our Neighborhood Networks

This Latinx Heritage Month, United Way of Metro Chicago partnered with our Neighborhood Networks in Brighton Park, Cicero, and Little Village to spotlight Latinx-owned restaurants, cafes, shops, and other small businesses that call these vibrant communities home.

Read More

09.21.22

Introducing Our 2022/2023 Campaign Cabinet

As we kicked off the 2022/2023 Campaign season in July, we are grateful for our partners who are keeping our legacy of employee giving alive. We connected with a few of our Campaign Cabinet members who shared their stories, what motivates them to volunteer and give through United Way, and their hopes for the 2022/2023 Campaign year.

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08.26.22

United Neighborhoods Equity Fund Supports Black and Latinx-Led Nonprofits

In the fall of 2021, United Way of Metro Chicago, with the support of founding sponsor Peoples Gas, launched the United Neighborhoods Equity Fund (UNEF), our philanthropic commitment to addressing systemic barriers and creating more equitable investments and opportunities in our communities.

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08.25.22

Neighborhood Networks: A Decade of Transformation

When we invest in our communities, we are in it for the long haul. Because change does not happen overnight. United Way of Metro Chicago’s Neighborhood Network Initiative reflects this commitment, combining long-term strategy with place-based, community-led efforts to drive neighborhood transformation.

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08.17.22

Comcast’s Internet Essentials Connects Families in Cicero and Brighton Park

Digital technology has become almost essential for navigating daily life in today’s world. More than just a convenience, the internet provides connection to opportunities—to work, education, health care, banking, and more.

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08.04.22

Chairing from the Heart: Linda Imonti’s Commitment to Community

KPMG Chicago Office Managing Principal Linda Imonti joined the United Way of Metro Chicago board in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why? Because she wanted to make a difference.

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06.28.22

John W. Rogers, Jr. Carries on Family Legacy

John W. Rogers, Jr.’s roots are in the Greenwood District of Tulsa. Known as “Black Wall Street,” the prosperous neighborhood of Black-owned businesses and homes was destroyed a century ago when white rioters looted and burned the community.

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06.15.22

ITW Deepens Community Impact through Commit to a Neighborhood

ITW’s legacy began with a magazine ad. Chicago financer Byron L. Smith was interested in investing in a manufacturing business in the early 1910s and ran an ad in The Economist. A small group of tool inventors responded, and Illinois Tool Works (ITW) was born.

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