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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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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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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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Las mamás de Cicero les enseñan a los padres la importancia de la educación temprana

Cuando niña, en México, a Sofía Gutiérrez le dijeron que no necesitaría educación más allá de la escuela primaria, por lo que nunca continuó estudiando. Pero a medida que avanzó en la vida...

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Cicero Moms Teach Parents Importance of Early Ed

As a child growing up in Mexico, Sofia Gutierrez was told she wouldn’t need an education beyond elementary school, so she never pursued it. But as she moved through life and became a parent to two...

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Financial Counseling Eliminates Barriers to A New Life 

Following a devastating family crisis, Chris spent three years living in shelters around the Chicago region. Last year, upon moving into a new, transitional shelter, he found a full-time job, which...

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Melding of the Minds

It’s said that “two minds are greater than one.” So, what do you consider dozens of minds working together?  In our view, that’s true collaboration.  At United Way, we put this problem...

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Prepping for A New Career & Future

After Moises Vega III graduated from high school, he felt pressure to go to college. Though he was unsure about his future, his teachers and family told him getting a degree was a surefire way to...

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More Than Educating, BPNC Helps Students Heal

Through his middle-school career, Mario, a student from Brighton Park, had a long history of failing grades and missing classes. But when his friend was killed in a gang-related shooting, Mario’s...

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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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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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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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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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