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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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09.09.20

Community Organizations Build Towards Racial Equity

Throughout our nation’s history, racism and white supremacy have harmed our Black neighbors and other people of color. Movements and activists have fought against these oppressions, but they are...

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08.27.20

Neighbors Collaborate to End Hunger

Hard times call for collaboration and innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different.  In response to this health and economic crisis, our neighbors across the region are coupling traditional...

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03.31.20

A Community of Compassion for Mental Health

Years ago, Estela Diaz, of Brighton Park, sought therapy as she navigated a family crisis and chronic depression and anxiety.  As a mother of five, she faces daily responsibilities — taking her...

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02.04.20

Evanston Builds Strong Community, One Tool at a Time

When Glen Fullmer moved into his Evanston home seven years ago, he didn’t want to splurge on a bunch of home and garden tools that would collect dust most of the year. And when he went searching...

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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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12.06.18

Leadership Trainings Empower Local Parents

Throughout parenthood, mothers and fathers often find themselves wishing for instructions on how to raise their children to be successful in school and in life. Though no such manual exists, some neighborhood organizations supported by United Way of Metro Chicago are providing parents with the next best tool – parent leadership programs.

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12.19.17

Here's What Inspires Us to LIVE UNITED!

At United Way of Metro Chicago, LIVE UNITED is more than a slogan. Our dedicated employees are not only excited to contribute their time and talents to our organization, they’re deeply passionate about our work to build a stronger Chicago region, neighborhood by neighborhood.

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