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06.17.20

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Allocates Additional $6 Million in Grants

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund announced the fourth round of funding totaling $6 million. Grants will be allocated to 176 community organizations serving clients in the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The funds will aid coordinated community response efforts, including food access, cash assistance and mental health services.

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04.10.20

The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need. Reset checks in with one of the leaders of the fund to hear about the latest developments.

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05.15.20

‘Sweet Home Chicago’ Telethon, Sponsored by Area CEOs, to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts Saturday

Business leaders from Chicago’s financial, development and entertainment industries are banding together to raise funds for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, along with other local charities and coronavirus relief efforts.

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03.03.20

Working Hard While Juggling Jobs to Survive

Between the two of them, Brighton Park moms Princess Gonzales and Maribel Saenz work four different jobs. In the mornings, Princess is a parent mentor with Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC),...

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09.30.19

Financial Counseling Eliminates Barriers to A New Life 

PrintFriendly Following a devastating family crisis, Chris spent three years living in shelters around the Chicago region. Last year, upon moving into a new, transitional shelter, he found a...

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06.14.19

Together, Austin Community Tackles Unemployment

Last year, when Renay Hopkins lost her job, it was a frustrating and laborious effort to find a new one. While searching, she moved in with her grandmother to save some money. She recommended that Renay visit Austin Coming Together (ACT), a social service organization and United Way partner in her southwest neighborhood.

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02.11.19

Tax Assistance Gives Workers Ladder Up to a Brighter Future

Our partners are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the 2019 tax season. Help your neighbors pocket their hard-earned money!

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08.30.18

Gaining Access to Working Wages

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06.16.18

Fathers Group Transforms Families’ Futures

When Lavelle Shaffer’s first son was born in August 2015, the young West Chicago native was struggling. He became homeless earlier that year after a dispute with family and had only recently found an apartment to call home.

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10.05.17

Accessing Quality Careers Through Trades

A study from Voices for Illinois Children found that 20 percent of Illinois workers are employed in minimum wage jobs, which currently pay $8.25 an hour. For many Illinoisans, that makes supporting a family arduous, if not impossible. But all hope isn’t lost.

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