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Ask the Assisters: Three Secrets to Health Care Outreach and Enrollment Success

Bill Green, In Person Counselor and Grants Manager for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, stresses the importance of working with existing organizations that have a wealth of knowledge about their local community and its needs that assisters do not always recognize. Read the full article here

Second survey shows further deterioration of human service sector

October 19, 2015 Results from a survey of more than 500 human service agencies conducted by United Way of Illinois show the further deterioration of the human services sector and the citizens it serves. Key findings from the survey show that children, low-income families and the mentally ill continue to suffer the effects of inaction… Read more »

Local corporations rock out in support of United Way

On Monday, October 5, three of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s top corporate partners joined together with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago to provide a night of music and entertainment in support of local families and communities. Bands comprised of employees from Northern Trust, Exelon, Mesirow Financial and United Way battled it out for the… Read more »

Wells Fargo Invests $300,000, Employee Volunteers in Austin Neighborhood

Wells Fargo Invests $300,000, Employee Volunteers in Austin Neighborhood Celebrates commitment with employee volunteer day Wells Fargo has announced a commitment to invest in the United Way Neighborhood Network Initiative in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s west side. Wells Fargo will contribute $300,000 over the next three year to help advance the community transformation… Read more »


The holiday season is drawing near which means that United Way is gearing up for the annual holiday donation drive to support approximately 300 families in two United Way Neighborhood Network communities — Brighton Park on the Southwest Side of Chicago and Robbins/Blue Island in South Suburban Cook County. Click here to see how you… Read more »

SPOTLIGHT: Team United Way Runner Apollo Moreno

Next in our blog series is Apollo Moreno, a United Way Loaned Executive in the Major and Planned Gifts department. Read on to find out why Apollo decided to run for the United Way. When did you start running? I started running in high school. My sister ran track and cross country in high school… Read more »

SPOTLIGHT: Team United Way Runner Alex Murphy

As our Team United Way runners continue to train for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we’re sharing their stories with all of you – their supporters! Next in our blog series is Alex Murphy, United Way’s Senior Manager of Community Impact – Health. Read on to find out why Alex decided to run… Read more »

YLS After 5

Join YLS for their fall After 5 event.

McDonald’s Invests in Student Success

McDonald’s Corporation is taking a stand on middle school support with a $100,000 investment in United Way education strategies. Students who drop out of high school show signs of struggling long beforehand. Tutoring, mentoring and afterschool programs for at risk middle school students help get and keep kids on track for high school graduation. McDonald’s… Read more »

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