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10.21.19

BMO Harris Bank Invests in Community-Led Strategies with $10 Million Gift to United Way of Metro Chicago as Part of Chicago Mayor’s South and West Side Investment Plan

In support of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s South and West Side investment plan, United Way of Metro Chicago has announced a $10 million charitable investment from BMO Harris Bank. Through the largest corporate gift in United Way of Metro Chicago’s history, BMO Harris Bank is deepening its impact in the Chicago community with a specific focus on resident-led efforts guided by Austin Coming Together. (PR Web)

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05.30.19

Chicago's United Way tackles health in Austin

United Way of Metro Chicago is working with a local health tech startup to connect residents in the Austin neighborhood with community resources that address chronic health and social conditions like food insecurity. (Crain's)

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Press Release

04.23.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Appoints Betsy Hughes Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

United Way of Metro Chicago has named Elizabeth “Betsy” J. Hughes as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, leading the implementation of lucrative fundraising strategies for the region-wide health and human service organization. (PR Web)

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09.23.19

Prepping for A New Career & Future

PrintFriendly After Moises Vega III graduated from high school, he felt pressure to go to college. Though he was unsure about his future, his teachers and family told him getting a degree was a...

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08.21.19

Labor Partnerships Build Lasting Careers

When Katelyn, a single, stay-at-home mom, returned to the workforce last year, she set her sights on securing a job that would provide a comfortable life for her and her son.   “I felt stuck in...

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06.25.18

Cracking the Code to New Career Pathways

Only 29 percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields are currently held by people of color. It’s not a lack of interest in these fields that prevent minority students from entering the workforce, but rather a lack of access and awareness. But that’s changing for youth in the communities of Austin and Little Village, two United Way Neighborhood Networks.

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