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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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02.19.24

Black Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation on the South Side

This Black History Month, we honor and celebrate Black creativity and innovation – including local entrepreneurs who lead their businesses with passion and purpose.

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01.23.24

211 Metro Chicago Celebrates One Year of Impact

The 211 Metro Chicago contact center is calm, almost peaceful. The 2-1-1 team is anything but idle, though. Each Resource Navigator keeps their voice low so their colleagues in cubicles nearby can field calls without distraction. They’re patient and poised as they listen to someone on the other end of the line tell them about recent challenges – and what they need.

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10.16.23

Comcast Advances Digital Equity

Bridging the digital divide is crucial for building thriving communities. United Way of Metro Chicago and Comcast are helping get more Cook County residents online – and connected to essential resources.

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10.17.22

#BuyLatinx: Supporting Latinx-Owned Businesses in Our Neighborhood Networks

This Latinx Heritage Month, United Way of Metro Chicago partnered with our Neighborhood Networks in Brighton Park, Cicero, and Little Village to spotlight Latinx-owned restaurants, cafes, shops, and other small businesses that call these vibrant communities home.

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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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01.27.20

Uplifting Undocumented Students in Cicero

Yamilet Celis, an AmeriCorps member working in Cicero, has a passion for education. Much like a teacher, she’s both embarking on her career and helping others pursue their dreams. For her...

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10.14.19

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 y se transformó en madre de dos curiosos niños, se dio cuenta de que la educación no era algo frívolo, sino necesario.

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10.09.19

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...

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