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11.10.20

Internet Access Connects Whole Families to Learning

On any given school day, Hayde Gallegos’ children can be found logged into their virtual classes, learning science or jumping around the living room for PE. Though the timing of their lessons are...

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11.30.20

Cicero Collaborative Feeds Community

In late October, Cicero Community Collaborative (CCC) and its partners fed more than 500 Cicero residents at a local food drive. Residents took home boxes of meat, baked goods and fresh produce such...

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01.19.21

Neighbors Call for Mental Health Treatment, Not Further Trauma

In Chicago, residents on the Southwest Side have less than one (0.2) full-time therapist per thousand residents, despite reporting mental health as a top health concern for their families. In...

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01.07.21

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Last Christmas, Jasmine*, mother of 4-year-old Camila, decided she had to leave Tri-Con Child Care Center. Not because she didn’t like what the center offered but because she simply couldn’t...

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12.29.20

Uniting for the Holidays Lifts Families’ Spirits

Ms. Gelinda Davis, a single mother of three who lives in Blue Island, is one of the countless mothers doing everything she can to stabilize her family as the pandemic drags on, and its financial and...

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12.22.20

Response Fund Supports Local Youth

12-year-old Afam from Bronzeville has always been a shy kid. They’ve never been the first one to speak up or volunteer. But being in school and around friends was a comfort.  When the pandemic...

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12.17.20

2020's Silver Linings

Though we didn’t get to connect with you at United Way events or see you in your offices this year, the support of our donors and corporate partners never wavered – in fact, some employee giving...

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12.17.20

Housing Program Serves Local Veterans

After Thomas left the army, he became a correctional officer in a Tennessee prison. He did not know then but this prison would soon force him down a dark path.  While on the job, Thomas faced...

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12.15.20

Gift shopping and spurring social change? Do both at once.

Social enterprises and entrepreneurial programs strengthen and revitalize communities by creating jobs, instilling youth with valuable skills, and encouraging community growth.  Here are a handful...

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11.30.20

Cicero Collaborative Feeds Community

In late October, Cicero Community Collaborative (CCC) and its partners fed more than 500 Cicero residents at a local food drive. Residents took home boxes of meat, baked goods and fresh produce such...

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11.27.20

Uniting for the Holidays Feeds Families Across the Region

Cars lined the block as families and volunteers loaded pounds of food into their trunks. In the backseats, kids smiled and hugged their new stuffed animals, and parents were excited to give their...

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11.18.20

Giving Thanks to Our 2020/2021 Campaign Cabinet

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu Despite all the hardships our local community and world continue to face, 2020 has also shown...

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