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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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03.20.21

Inspire Young Learners This National Reading Month

It’s National Reading Month! To celebrate, we’re highlighting children's books that inspire youth and young people to make a difference in their communities. These books tackle the importance of unity, volunteerism and representation. 

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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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09.25.19

Melding of the Minds

PrintFriendly It’s said that “two minds are greater than one.” So, what do you consider dozens of minds working together?  In our view, that’s true collaboration.  At United Way, we put...

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