Giving Tuesday: Pastor Corey Brooks hopes to raise $10M to complete Woodlawn community center

Pastor Corey Brooks with Project H.O.O.D. has spent years raising millions of dollars to build a community center in Woodlawn.

BMO and United Way partner up to support West Side students for Giving Tuesday

Hundreds of BMO employees gave their time and energy on Giving Tuesday, packing thousands of snack bags that will be distributed to school kids on Chicago’s West Side.

5 ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday in the Chicago area

Giving Tuesday is an annual event that occurs on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, encouraging people around the world to contribute to charity.

Letter to the Editor: Remember to dial 211 for free health and social services help

“I am proud of the impact that 211 Metro Chicago has made on our region and the ways we have integrated this service into the fabric of our community. But there is more to be done to create a fully collaborative web of partners and solve our communities’ greatest challenges.” – Richard LaPratt, Executive Director, 211 Metro Chicago

United Way of Metro Chicago and Cook County’s “Transforming Places” Partnership Expands

The partnership, with cross-sector investment from the Nicor Gas Foundation, supports place-based transformation through new and increased investment in suburban Neighborhood Networks, part of Transforming Places.

Commentary: Investing in South Side and south suburbs will lift up the entire region

Earlier this month, United Way of Metro Chicago and Cook County’s “Transforming Places” Partnership, with support from the Nicor Gas Foundation, announced the expansion of the Neighborhood Network Initiative in Ford Heights/Chicago Heights, Harvey and Park Forest/Richton Park.

United Way expands neighborhood revival efforts into Chicago Heights, Harvey, Park Forest

United Way of Metro Chicago is expanding its Neighborhood Network Initiative into more south suburbs, with a goal of addressing affordable housing, economic development and job opportunities.

United Way of Metro Chicago expanding program to address neighborhood disinvestment with support from county Equity Fund

United Way of Metro Chicago has announced an expansion of its Neighborhood Network Initiative to the Ford Heights/Chicago Heights, Harvey and Park Forest/Richton Park communities while also revealing its plans to increase investment in the existing Blue Island/Robbins Neighborhood Network.

Place-based effort to build stronger communities expanding to Harvey with help from ‘community quarterbacks’

A new effort to build a stronger Harvey officially launched earlier this month. It’s called the Transforming Places Harvey Neighborhood Network, and two trusted Harvey organizations are taking the lead.

District 228 students participate in United Way’s “April Food Day”

Students from Hillcrest and Oak Forest High School Key Clubs volunteered their time to support the United Way’s “April Food Day” on Thursday, April 27. Students helped with food collection and distribution from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tinley Park Convention Center.