Black Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation on the South Side

This Black History Month, we honor and celebrate Black creativity and innovation – including local entrepreneurs who lead their businesses with passion and purpose.

UIC Neighborhood Center Brings Hope and Services to Auburn Gresham

The long-awaited opening of Auburn Gresham’s Healthy Lifestyle Hub, a four-story epicenter of resources serving the Far Southwest Side community, brings more than tangible services – it brings hope – to a historically-disinvested neighborhood.

Communities Reconnect through Holiday Traditions and Service

All throughout the city and suburban region—no matter the circumstances—people have found ways to connect and support each other, to celebrate diverse cultural traditions and our shared humanity, from tree and Menorah lightings to parades and winter markets.

My AmeriCorps Journey

Meet Jessica: As an AmeriCorps member this past year, she served as a multimedia journalist with United Way of Metro Chicago, using storytelling to serve the community and gain invaluable experience. Read Jessica’s story and the highlights of her service year.

Revitalizing Auburn Gresham: One Organization Changes a Community’s Landscape

Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC), United Way’s lead community partner in the Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Network, is an essential pillar to the neighborhood’s economy.

Auburn Gresham Combats Food Insecurity

Neighbors Collaborate to End Hunger

In a Pandemic, Information Is A Lifeline

Celebrating & Preserving Culture in Auburn Gresham

The Gold Standard: Community-Driven Education in Auburn Gresham

Many residents of Auburn Gresham, a neighborhood of 35,000 located on Chicago’s South Side, face great academic and financial challenges. Though statistics are staggering, local stakeholders – including teachers, school administrators and parents – aren’t accepting the status quo. Instead, they’re fighting to ensure a better future for all who call Auburn Gresham home.