Financial Equity Will Take The Sum of Us

In Heather McGhee’s “The Sum of Us,” she studies the American economy to understand that, in all equations, racism is the common denominator stifling our economy and our country at large. We spoke with two United Way of Metro Chicago partners to look at the economic impact of institutional racism in Chicago and how philanthropic organizations can help our neighbors close the wealth gap.

Addressing the mental health needs of our youngest neighbors

May 7, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, is a day we recognize Frank and our partners at FSA. His story is one of countless others that illustrate the mental health support needs facing our children, and what is possible when we invest in childhood development.

United Way Volunteers Build Stronger Neighborhoods

Bright Star Helps Returning Citizens Rebuild After Incarceration

South Chicago Network Trains Neighbors On Crisis Response

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. 

Donors Tap Creative Passion to Support Neighbors In Need

Celebrating the Women of United Way

Chicago Women Make History

Job Training Gives Workers New Lease on Life