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05.25.21

Evanston Cradle to Career Plants Seeds of Solidarity between Black and Latinx Residents

Abigail Aziza Stone, mother of two, has lived in the Evanston community for nine years now. During her teen years, Abigail brought together Black and Latinx youth at a local youth center. Walking...

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05.03.21

Austin Coming Together Brings COVID Vaccinations to the Community

Austin is one of Chicago's largest communities, yet residents have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Austin’s lead Neighborhood Network, Austin Coming Together (ACT) has been able to respond to this imminent need through the city’s Protect Chicago Plus program that prioritizes vaccinating communities hit the hardest by the pandemic.

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03.19.21

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: Lessons in Collaboration Amid Crises

By Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D., Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Metro Chicago and Anna Lee, Director of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust This week marks the one-year anniversary...

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06.17.21

LGBTQIA+ Organization Expands Reach Across Chicago through COVID Response

Historically, Howard Brown Health Center has been a site for the LGBTQ community, known for their health care and research. Founded in 1974, Howard Brown has become one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organizations. However, in just one year, they have been a leader in COVID response and recovery on the South and West Sides of Chicago.

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06.15.21

Financial Equity Will Take The Sum of Us

In Heather McGhee’s “The Sum of Us,” she studies the American economy to understand that, in all equations, racism is the common denominator stifling our economy and our country at large. We spoke with two United Way of Metro Chicago partners to look at the economic impact of institutional racism in Chicago and how philanthropic organizations can help our neighbors close the wealth gap.

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05.28.21

Cicero Community Collaborative and AmeriCorps Empower Youth to Lead

United Way of Metro Chicago’s AmeriCorps program inspires volunteers to become community leaders by making a difference in the communities where they live and work. And, some of these volunteers...

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05.28.21

Cicero Community Collaborative y AmeriCorps facultan a los jóvenes para liderar

El programa AmeriCorps de United Way of Metro Chicago inspira a los voluntarios a convertirse en líderes comunitarios al marcar una diferencia en las comunidades donde viven y trabajan.

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05.25.21

Evanston Cradle to Career Plants Seeds of Solidarity between Black and Latinx Residents

Abigail Aziza Stone, mother of two, has lived in the Evanston community for nine years now. During her teen years, Abigail brought together Black and Latinx youth at a local youth center. Walking...

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05.17.21

Young West Side Mothers Making Way for a Brighter Future

Walking through the Austin neighborhood, you’d never know that inside a warehouse on Carroll and Pulaski, a cohort of new mothers are changing their economic destiny — and it’s through the...

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05.05.21

Addressing the mental health needs of our youngest neighbors

May 7, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, is a day we recognize Frank and our partners at FSA. His story is one of countless others that illustrate the mental health support needs facing our children, and what is possible when we invest in childhood development.

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05.03.21

Austin Coming Together Brings COVID Vaccinations to the Community

Austin is one of Chicago's largest communities, yet residents have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Austin’s lead Neighborhood Network, Austin Coming Together (ACT) has been able to respond to this imminent need through the city’s Protect Chicago Plus program that prioritizes vaccinating communities hit the hardest by the pandemic.

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04.26.21

Cicero Parent Ambassadors Help Kids, Community, Selves

Leer en español.  Ana Cordova, a parent of two living in Cicero, watched as her son struggled to read in English. She felt there was no one to help him and took on the responsibility...

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04.26.21

Los padres embajadores de Cicero ayudan a los niños, a la comunidad y a sí mismos

Read in English. Ana Cordova, madre de dos hijos que vive en Cicero, vio cómo su hijo se esforzaba para leer en inglés. Sentía que no había nadie que lo ayudara y ella misma asumió la...

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