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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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11.10.20

Internet Access Connects Whole Families to Learning

On any given school day, Hayde Gallegos’ children can be found logged into their virtual classes, learning science or jumping around the living room for PE. Though the timing of their lessons are...

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11.30.20

Cicero Collaborative Feeds Community

In late October, Cicero Community Collaborative (CCC) and its partners fed more than 500 Cicero residents at a local food drive. Residents took home boxes of meat, baked goods and fresh produce such...

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03.15.21

Letter from Our President: March to Recovery with United Way

One year ago, our city and state issued a stay–at–home order as COVID-19 began to spike. I don’t know about you, but what I remember most was fear and uncertainty. What would this mean for our two kids, who were in pre-k and second grade at the time? How could we keep our colleagues and families safe? How long would this last – two weeks, a month, until summer? Frankly, the only thing we were certain about was that we needed to act quickly to help our neighbors.

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04.08.20

Letter From Our President: COVID-19 Response Fund Update

The past two weeks have, in many ways, transformed our lives and our city. Yet, in such a challenging time, the thing that gives me great hope and inspiration is seeing how quickly our community has...

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07.18.19

Letter From Our President: Kicking Off a New Campaign Year

As we kick off a new fiscal year, I’ve been reflecting on how far we’ve come. Fiscal year 2019 was a big one for us.

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10.18.18

Get to Know Our CEO: Q & A with Sean Garrett

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Senior Manager of Communications sat down with our new CEO and President, Sean Garrett, to learn more about his passion for our work, vision for our organization and what he loves about Chicago.

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