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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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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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