Financial Equity Will Take The Sum of Us

In Heather McGhee’s “The Sum of Us,” she studies the American economy to understand that, in all equations, racism is the common denominator stifling our economy and our country at large. We spoke with two United Way of Metro Chicago partners to look at the economic impact of institutional racism in Chicago and how philanthropic organizations can help our neighbors close the wealth gap.

IGNITE 2021: A Virtual Dessert Party

You’re invited to IGNITE 2021! Sweeten up your quarantine with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United. We’re mixing things up this year and throwing a virtual dessert party led by the Boka Restaurant Group. Their chefs will teach us how to make amazing pastries that your Instagram followers will surely envy.

YLU Speaker Series – Aligning Your Personal and Professional Development

Young Leaders United held a virtual Speaker Series event on Wednesday, January 27 that featured Kim Bors, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Dover Corporation, Dr. Benjamin Ritter, Founder Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting. The speakers led an insightful conversation and provided tips on aligning personal and professional goals.

Cicero Collaborative Feeds Community

Cheers to You! A Campaign Heroes Celebration

THANK YOU for joining us to celebrate YOU and all the ways we are building stronger neighborhoods together! During the 2019/2020 Campaign year, you helped raise more than $47 Million for our neighbors and neighborhoods across the Chicago region.

Neighborhood Exchange: <br>The Role of Corporations in Chicago&#8217;s Community Investment Initiatives

While corporations have always played a crucial role in community investment initiatives, it’s only when those plans are put into action that their full impact is realized. Join us at our next Neighborhood Exchange breakfast for a conversation with the bold leaders at the center of INVEST South/West as they discuss how they are coming alongside community-led visions to drive change in neighborhoods across the region.

IGNITE 2020

IGNITE is a festive, mid-winter party bringing together 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 workforce development efforts to provide our neighbors with critical access to job training and placement.

Training Tomorrow&#8217;s Leaders

Neighborhood Exchange: <br>The Role of Workforce Development in Neighborhood Revitalization

Join us for our next Neighborhood Exchange on November 7 as we discuss how cross-sector partnerships are creating pathways to financial stability for many families. You’ll hear from leaders in business, labor, and non-profits who have banded together to remove barriers, as well as residents who have been impacted by this work.

United for the Holidays 2019

Our annual United for the Holidays is a festive community event taking place on December 7 in the West Chicago Neighborhood Network.