Hybrid Neighborhood Exchange: Community Anchors – The Social Services Response to the Migrant Crisis

The social services sector exists to care for the most vulnerable among us, which has included the massive influx of migrants who have arrived over the last year and a half. Join us for a conversation with leaders across the social services sector to learn more about how local nonprofits are rising to the challenge – and how you can help.

Women United Purposeful Transitions 2024: Women Blazing Trails

In celebration of Women’s History Month, United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United chapter invites you to Purposeful Transitions 2024: Women Blazing Trails.

Building Community with Justice of the Pies: A Virtual Conversation with Chef Maya-Camille Broussard

Chef Maya-Camille Broussard, star of the Netflix series Bake Squad, author, and owner of Chicago bakery Justice of the Pies, joins us on January 15 for a conversation celebrating her story and her success.

Young Leaders United Speaker Series with Utopia Hill

Learn about Utopia’s career path and how Reactivate seeks to create positive social and environmental impact by collaborating with local partners to deliver renewable energy benefits to underserved communities.

Women United Social Impact Panel

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United affinity group invites you to join us for our Social Impact Panel on July 13 at the YMCA of Metro Chicago.

A Conversation on Health Equity with Dr. Ngozi Ezike

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the first Black woman president and CEO of Sinai Chicago hospital system and immediate past director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, where she helped the entire state navigate COVID-19.

Virtual Neighborhood Exchange: Food Disruptors — How Innovation and Sustainability Are Feeding Our Neighbors

We have a food system that leaves too many people hungry or without easy access to healthy grocery options. At our next installment of the Neighborhood Exchange, meet some people who are working to disrupt the system by providing healthy, sustainable food options for our most disinvested communities.

Hybrid Neighborhood Exchange: Invisible Lines — The Legacy of Redlining in Chicago

In honor of Black History Month, our next in-person and virtual Neighborhood Exchange will include an in-depth conversation that explores the ways that historic redlining has shaped our current state of housing and segregation across the Chicago region.

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.