Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Understanding and Service

Join us for a conversation with 2022 MacArthur Fellow Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller – sociologist, criminologist, and author of Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration.

Sharing Our Stories: A Celebration of Community Voices

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Juneteenth event, “Sharing Our Stories: A Celebration of Community Voices”, on June 17. Moderated by Tonika Lewis Johnson, social justice artist and creator of the Folded Map Project, the event featured Chicago-area community leaders who are members of United Way of Metro Chicago’s inaugural United Neighborhoods Equity Fund cohort.

Virtual Neighborhood Exchange: <br> Arc of Recovery &#8211; COVID Response from Crisis Management to Long Term Investment

Join us on April 28 for our next virtual Neighborhood Exchange, Arc of Recovery: COVID Response from Crisis Management to Long Term Investment.

Virtual Neighborhood Exchange: <br> Doing Good in the Neighborhood: The Rise of Community-Based Incubators

Join us on January 26 for our next virtual Neighborhood Exchange, Doing Good in the Neighborhood: The Rise of Community-Based Incubators.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day of Reflection and Service

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you’re invited to an exclusive conversation about the civil rights movement in Chicago, as told by the Urban Historian and TikTok sensation Shermann “Dilla” Thomas. Dilla will reflect on Dr. King’s 1966 campaign to secure open and affordable housing and how that movement shaped the Chicago we know today.

Virtual Neighborhood Exchange: Connecting the Dots &#8211; Human Services and Economic Development

United Way of Metro Chicago, in partnership with the Baumhart Center of Loyola University, invite you to our upcoming virtual Neighborhood Exchange, “Connecting the Dots: Human Services and Economic Development.” The panelists will discuss how economic development plays an essential role in the transformation of neighborhoods and can also expand and support human services.

WU Speaker Series: Stability for Survivors

Join us for a virtual panel conversation regarding the crucial role economic empowerment plays in the stability of domestic violence survivors. The discussion will highlight innovative programming and services that help survivors break free from the cycle of abuse.

YLU Speaker Series with Kamau Murray

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United (YLU) held a virtual Speaker Series on Sept. 30, 2021 featuring Kamau Murray, founder and CEO of XS Tennis and Educational Foundation (XSTEF).

The Price We All Pay for Racism: A conversation with NY Times Bestselling Author Heather McGhee

In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, join United Way of Metro Chicago and United Way of Illinois for an important conversation with Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.

YLU Speaker Series – The Changing Face of Philanthropy

A special thank you to our featured speakers: John Schippman, Executive Producer, Sr. Director of Studio Content at NBC Sports Chicago; Jason Henderson, Community Activist at YMEN; and Lauren Welke, Manager of Corporate Engagement Programs at United Way of Metro Chicago. We appreciate the insightful conversation on new and emerging trends in the philanthropic landscape.