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05.30.19

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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04.23.19

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

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. (PR Web)

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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 completed 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. (Chicago Tribune)

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09.13.19

The Changemakers: A New Outlook on Giving Back

When she graduated college, Keisha Conway didn’t think she could give back to her community in meaningful ways. To her, investing in her neighbors required a big bank account or prestige.  In the...

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09.06.19

Youth Squad Unites South Chicago Students in Service

While most teenagers were playing video games and hanging out by the pool every day, David Stinson spent his summer vacation focused on personal growth and improving his community. A South Chicago...

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08.26.19

Little Village Residents Sprout Ideas for More Green Space

In contrast to the abundance of farmlands, forests, rolling hills and wetlands that make up the Prairie State, only 7 percent of our city is considered “green space.” In Little Village, a...

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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

September 13, 2018. The date of that warm, Thursday evening along South Cicero Avenue, is one Officer Jamarie Coleman will never forget. While on patrol in the Town of Cicero, a western suburb of...

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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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