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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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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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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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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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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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