Chicago Federation of Labor calls for peace, issues anti-violence statement

The Chicago Federation of Labor on Friday called on union workers citywide to “work for justice” and help tamp down violence. The CFL is supporting organizations like HIRE360, which looks to connect people of color to union jobs, and United Way, which helps to “rebuild communities and struggling families.”

President Preckwinkle Announces Partnership with United Way of Metro Chicago on $15 Million ‘Transforming Places’ Pilot Program

Last week, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a partnership with United Way of Metro Chicago to support a place-based investment strategy – the Transforming Places Pilot Program. The pilot will be funded by a $15 million investment from the Cook County Equity Fund and will also be supported by $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding.

United Way of Metro Chicago Honors The Region’s Most Philanthropic Leaders

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted the 2022 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon in celebration of the commitment of business, civic, nonprofit and community leaders working alongside United Way to build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

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Organizations Raise $35M for Chicago COVID-19 Relief

Cecile De Mello – Executive Director of Teamwork Englewood, Gloria Castillo – Director of Together We Rise, and Kimberlee Guenther – Chief Impact Officer of United Way of Metro Chicago discuss the Chicago Community COVID-19 Reponse Fund that raised and invested $25 million in neighborhood businesses and pandemic resources.

‘So much strength and passion’: How an Englewood nonprofit is getting funds to strengthen neighborhood programs

The COVID-19 pandemic is still exposing how many communities continue to struggle. One Chicago neighborhood is getting a huge amount of help, through a new partnership. CBS 2’s Steven Graves explains. Cecile De Mello does the long work of leading nonprofit Teamwork Englewood because of a love for her home and three young children. “I say to myself if I do a good job today, I’m one step closer making this a community where they can raise their family safely.”

April Food Day event celebrates giving, volunteerism in the Southland while collecting 80K pounds of donations

The Daily Southtown recaps April Food Day 2022.

Our Chicago: Recovery in Chicago’s Black & Latinx neighborhoods

Two years ago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund. The goal is to raise money for non-profits providing emergency services to people most impacted by the pandemic. $35 million went to more than 400 organizations. Now, the focus has shifted to recovery, especially in Chicago’s Black and Latinx neighborhoods.

ComEd Announces $450,000 to Launch Skilled Trades Program in Partnership with Four Chicago Catholic High Schools

ComEd, in collaboration with Big Shoulders Fund and United Way Metro Chicago, today launched Powering Our Future – a new initiative that will expand skilled trades and STEM training at four Chicago Catholic high schools.

Media Alert (April Food Day 2022)

April Food Day Aims to Collect More Than 100,000 Pounds of Food for Chicago Southland Communities