On Friday, June 24, Austin Coming Together, the lead partner agency in the Austin Neighborhood Network, honored United Way of Metropolitan Chicago with the Collective Impact Champion Award at their "United in Purpose" Awards Luncheon. We are thrilled to be the recipient of this award and we are very thankful for our… Read more »
A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, the statewide association of 52 local United Ways and the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in the state, shows Illinois’ year-long budget impasse continues to starve the nonprofit sector and cause harm to vulnerable citizens across the state. … Read more »
Spotlight on the PepsiCo Foundation West Chicago Neighborhood Network PartnershipMay is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – a great time to celebrate the benefits of being active! Everyone can be physically active and regular physical activity is good for people of all ages!
According to the U.S. Department of Health and… Read more »
We are so excited to welcome Deborah E. Stevens, a skilled financial professional with significant financial management and leadership experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. Stevens will oversee United Way’s enterprise risk management initiative and the accounting, finance, donor services and administration functions.… Read more »
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… Read more »
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 impasseWendy DuBoe, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Ric Estrada, President and CEO of Metropolitan Family… Read more »
A Snapshot of the Impact on Human Services of the State Budget ImpasseNo state funding is flowing for adult education and job training services.
Approximately 84,500 seniors have lost Meals on Wheels and/or home and community based services. Senior protective services are not being funded.
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United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, in partnership with innovation firm gravitytank, convened its second summit for United Way Neighborhood Network partner communities, this time inviting a cohort of Auburn Gresham, Cicero, South Chicago, Robbins/Blue Island and Bronzeville. The summit took place on January 27 and 28, and focused on identifying the… Read more »