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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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10.13.21

My AmeriCorps Journey

Meet Jessica: As an AmeriCorps member this past year, she served as a multimedia journalist with United Way of Metro Chicago, using storytelling to serve the community and gain invaluable experience. Read Jessica’s story and the highlights of her service year.

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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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12.17.19

AmeriCorps Member Brings Passion for Community-Building to Little Village

At United Way of Metro Chicago, we partner with community leaders and residents to envision the future of neighborhoods, support residents and build stronger communities where everyone can...

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12.11.18

The Changemakers: United Way Volunteers Make a Difference

  When she’s not sifting through spreadsheets in her audit department at KPMG, Sara Clancy lends her leadership skills to a good cause. As chair of our Young Leaders United (YLU) affinity...

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06.28.18

Former Bears Player and AmeriCorps Volunteer Spark Fruitful Friendship

When Nikko Ross arrived at Ignite, a Young Leaders United fundraiser benefiting United Way’s AmeriCorps volunteers, he anticipated a casual night of fun and celebration. Little did he know, a chat with a special guest would spark a rewarding friendship that will extend far beyond the party.

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06.22.18

AmeriCorps Volunteers: Chicago’s Unsung Community Champions

With three academic degrees, fluency in five languages and a slew of certificates under her belt, Gabriela Juárez Domínguez has the skills to succeed in several careers. However, the Rogers Park resident is dedicating a year of her life to improving the lives of others in the Chicago region, serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the United Way of Metro Chicago.

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