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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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02.09.21

United Way-BET Relief Funds Help Build the Leaders of Tomorrow

25-year old Jason Henderson has been molded and shaped since he first stepped foot through the doors of the Young Men’s Education Network (YMEN) in sixth grade. At the time, Jason always felt out...

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08.12.20

Looming Housing Crisis Calls for Short & Long-Term Solutions

The United States is on the cusp of the worst housing crisis in its history. Our neighbors have lost their jobs and are struggling to afford their rent and mortgage payments. Though evictions have...

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07.28.20

Farm Workers Feed Our Families

Summer is here, and with this warm weather comes our favorite seasonal staples — fresh produce and (socially distant) barbecues.  While chowing down on fresh watermelon or corn on the cob, have...

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07.10.20

Volunteering Goes Virtual

In many aspects, quarantining at home has been isolating these last few months. Fortunately, it hasn’t diminished our connection to our community — to you.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began,...

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05.08.20

Donors Get Creative to Support Community

Times of crisis can bring out the best of humankind. The recent coronavirus pandemic is no different. Take Kelly Reed for example.  The current state of the world inspired this local musician,...

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04.21.20

COVID-19 Fund Helps Families Find Financial Relief

When she arrived at work on Monday, March 16, Maria Martinez wasn’t greeted with a “Good morning” or “How are you?” Instead, she and her colleagues at the coffee factory found themselves...

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