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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 »

United Pride Celebrates 1 Year!

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has continued our journey of growing and defining our LGBTQA affinity group. An outgrowth of our internal employee resource group, the volunteer-led, staff-supported affinity group is poised for great things. We launched more than a year ago, last October 2014, and so much has happened I’ll try and share the… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago wants to help YOU Get Covered

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has once again partnered with Chicagoland nonprofits to answer questions related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and help people to get health insurance coverage that meets their needs and budget. Working closely with Get Covered Illinois, UWMC partners have hired more than 60 staff to help people get covered…. Read more »

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