Light up the night with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United at their biggest event of the year! IGNITE is a festive, mid-winter party bringing together 300+ Chicago area VIPs and young professionals for an evening of live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails—all to raise funds to support United Way’s work to build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region through the Neighborhood Network Initiative.

Virtual Neighborhood Exchange: Connecting the Dots – 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).

9/11 Day of Service Outdoor Volunteer Event

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted an outdoor 9/11 Day of Service Event on Saturday, September 11 from 10am-noon at The Montessori School of Englewood located at 6936 S Hermitage Avenue, Chicago, 60636.

April Food Day 2022

April Food Day is United Way of Metro Chicago’s annual food collection event and awards luncheon that addresses food insecurity in the south-southwest suburbs, a region facing high levels of poverty and systemic education, health, and wealth inequities that were amplified by COVID-19.

Affinity Group Outdoor Happy Hour & Networking Event

Join United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United (WU) and Young Leaders United (YLU) for an end of summer happy hour and networking event on August 31!

Uniting for the Holidays 2021

This holiday season, join United Way of Metro Chicago and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across the region who continue to face the challenge of food insecurity.

Cheers to You! A Campaign Heroes Celebration 2021

Tens of thousands of United Way supporters like YOU came together to make the 2020/2021 Campaign a success. Every person played an important role—let’s celebrate YOUR extraordinary efforts!

FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty – A United Front Against Poverty

United Way of Metro Chicago is partnering with WTTW for a FREE virtual conversation exploring how institutions and local leaders can work together to coordinate community-based networks that connect resources with strategies, so that all children and families are able to thrive and grow to their full potential. RSVP Today!