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05.30.24

Labor of Love: Don V. Villar Receives 2024 Community Leadership Award

The Secretary-Treasurer for the Chicago Federation of Labor was recognized for his commitment to strengthening communities across the Chicago region and serving as a champion for workers.

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04.08.24

Paying It Forward: Hannah Hayes Gives Back

“Can you tell I love the Southland?” Hannah Hayes shares her story about the region that has shaped who she is today - and why she gives back through United Way and April Food Day.

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03.18.24

Women’s History Month: “United Way Became a Part of Me”

Amy Attenberger gave $30 to United Way 20 years ago. Today, she is leading Kimberly-Clark's employee giving campaign. Amy shares her story and how United Way became her charity of choice.

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05.22.23

A Faith Story: Aspire Center Breaks Ground

Ten years after Emmet Elementary School closed, community leaders and their partners broke ground on the Aspire Center for Workforce Innovation in the school’s parking lot. More than 100 guests gathered in Austin to celebrate the next step in the development of this catalytic investment in their neighborhood.

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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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05.03.21

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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01.09.19

Austin Teens Build Sisterhood of Support

A few days before their Christmas celebrations began, a group of teen girls from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood gathered around a table, sipping hot chocolate and decorating canvases. The “Paint...

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