Healthy Kids Resource Fair Opens Doors to Good Health

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.

Little Village Students, Chicago Bears Huddle Up to Talk Character

Chicago Bears, United Way Huddle Up In South Chicago

For more than 40 years, United Way has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) to drive lasting change in communities. So when El Valor, one of our community partners serving the South Chicago neighborhood, needed a hand to create an outdoor space for local youth, the NFL was eager to step up.

NFL, United Way Launch National Character Playbook

At a kick-off event today in Bronzeville, the National Football League (NFL) and United Way Worldwide launched Character Playbook, a national education initiative to promote youth character development and healthy relationships.