#BuyLatinx: Supporting Latinx-Owned Businesses in Our Neighborhood Networks

This Latinx Heritage Month, United Way of Metro Chicago partnered with our Neighborhood Networks in Brighton Park, Cicero, and Little Village to spotlight Latinx-owned restaurants, cafes, shops, and other small businesses that call these vibrant communities home.

CASL Raises the Volume of AAPI Voices

A little over a year ago, in the height of the pandemic, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) saw a need. Like many direct service nonprofits, CASL responded to families in crisis, providing food, clothing, PPE, housing resources, and financial assistance.

Buy Black, Advance Equity

In celebration of Black History Month in February, we launched the new initiative #UnitedWayBuyBlack with a digital passport of 30 Chicago-based, Black-owned businesses.

Year of the Tiger: A Celebration of Hope and Resilience

Earlier this month, Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood rang in the Lunar New Year—as it has for over 40 years—with its annual celebration and parade. Hundreds gathered along West Argyle Street to celebrate the new lunar year—the year of the tiger—on a chilly, blue-skied day.

Committed to Anti-Racism Through Action

This Black History Month, United Way of Metro Chicago is sharing what we’re doing in the DEI space and how we’re living out our commitment to being an anti-racist organization, while holding ourselves accountable as we continue to learn and grow.

Fortitude through Public Art in Bronzeville

Located on the South Side of Chicago, the Bronzeville neighborhood—one of United Way of Metro Chicago’s Neighborhood Networks—is historically known as the “Black Metropolis,” a hub of Black business and culture.

Uniting for the Holidays Brightens the Season for 3,000+ Families

Shop Local, Make a Difference

Whether shopping for the holidays or looking for gift ideas year-round, make a difference with each purchase! Give a gift that gives back by supporting these local social enterprises founded by some of United Way of Metro Chicago’s nonprofit partners.

BPNC Immigrant Program Encourages Residents to Stay in the Neighborhood

Brighton Park is a family-oriented community made up of immigrants. With neighborhoods shifting due to gentrification, immigrant families seek to stay connected to their new communities and their culture.

South Chicago’s UNITY Squad Program Keeps Youth Engaged This Summer

Our partners in the South Chicago Neighborhood Network offer a youth program called UNITY Squad to keep young people engaged and learning over the summer months. UNITY Squad serves children ages 14-16 and helps members gain core leadership and development skills.