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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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09.21.22

Introducing the 2022/2023 Campaign Cabinet

Workplace giving is in United Way’s DNA. Since the Great Depression, the relief fund that would later become United Way of Metro Chicago has been rooted in employee contributions and...

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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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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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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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