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.
Last year, when Renay Hopkins lost her job, it was a frustrating and laborious effort to find a new one. While searching, she moved in with her grandmother to save some money. She recommended that Renay visit Austin Coming Together (ACT), a social service organization and United Way partner in her southwest neighborhood.
Our partners are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the 2019 tax season. Help your neighbors pocket their hard-earned money!
When Lavelle Shaffer’s first son was born in August 2015, the young West Chicago native was struggling. He became homeless earlier that year after a dispute with family and had only recently found an apartment to call home.
A study from Voices for Illinois Children found that 20 percent of Illinois workers are employed in minimum wage jobs, which currently pay $8.25 an hour. For many Illinoisans, that makes supporting a family arduous, if not impossible. But all hope isn’t lost.