AmeriCorps Member Brings Passion for Community-Building to Little Village

Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon 2019

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2019 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon recognized three of the Chicago region’s most dynamic philanthropic leaders, representing United Way individual, corporate and community partners who exemplify what it means to LIVE UNITED.

The Changemakers: United Way Volunteers Make a Difference

Former Bears Player and AmeriCorps Volunteer Spark Fruitful Friendship

When Nikko Ross arrived at Ignite, a Young Leaders United fundraiser benefiting United Way’s AmeriCorps volunteers, he anticipated a casual night of fun and celebration. Little did he know, a chat with a special guest would spark a rewarding friendship that will extend far beyond the party.

AmeriCorps Volunteers: Chicago’s Unsung Community Champions

With three academic degrees, fluency in five languages and a slew of certificates under her belt, Gabriela Juárez Domínguez has the skills to succeed in several careers. However, the Rogers Park resident is dedicating a year of her life to improving the lives of others in the Chicago region, serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the United Way of Metro Chicago.