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NFL & United Way Launch National Character Education Initiative

Chicago Bears & United Way Metropolitan Chicago Host Kickoff Prior to the NFL Draft The NFL and United Way Worldwide today announced the national launch of Character Playbook, a new national education initiative focused on youth character development and healthy relationships. The interactive digital program will be implemented directly in schools in NFL team markets,… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago joins Metropolitan Family Services and Access Living in addressing the City Club of Chicago

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago joins Metropolitan Family Services and Access Living in addressing the City Club of Chicago on the future of human Services in Illinois amidst the budget impasse Wendy DuBoe, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Ric Estrada, President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services and Marca Bristo, President… Read more »

Celebrate Opportunity for Working Illinois Families

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) encourages work, supports family financial stability and leads to long-term gains in child health and academic success. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, our community partners, and hundreds of volunteers each year take action to connect working families to the EITC. It’s good for families, it’s good for communities, and… Read more »

United Way Hosts Pastor’s Brunch

As part of a partnership with iHeartMedia and WGRB (Inspiration 1390 AM), United Way of Metropolitan Chicago welcomed a group of local pastors on Monday, December 14th for their quarterly meeting and brunch. WGRB on-air talent, Sonya Blakey, was the host of the event. 15 local area pastors, including United Way partner Pastor Chris Harris… Read more »

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