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We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
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The Local Need:

United Way of DuPage/West Cook is part of a network of support for LIVE UNITED 2020, our community-impact plan for Chicagoland.

United Way of DuPage/West Cook serves an increasingly diverse population. Every township in this region has experienced a decrease in white populations and an increase in Latino populations.

  • DuPage/West Cook’s unemployment rate fluctuates greatly. Starting with an average of about 3.8% at the beginning of the millennium, that rate has more than doubled to 9% in 2010.
  • New foreclosure filings have more than doubled, especially in the second half of the decade.
  • The percentage of low-income residents has increased by more than 50%, compared to the total population increase of 4% during the same period.

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West Chicago Celebrates a Healthier Community

Students learn about healthy eating options at Blooming Fest The City of West Chicago, a United Way Neighborhood Network community, launched its Healthy West Chicago initiative at their annual Blooming Fest on Saturday, May 16th. Read More »

Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive

On Saturday May 9, let’s support our Letter Carriers during there annual food drive by leaving a grocery bag of non-perishables next to our mailboxes along with our regular mail delivery. Read More »

Moms’ Best Advice

In honor of Mother’s Day and all the incredible mothers in our lives, UWMC staff shares the best advice they’ve ever received from moms! Happy Mother’s Day to all of the special women who support us every day! Read More »

Thank You, Teachers!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, United Way staff want to share shout outs and thank you’s to some of the teachers who have helped shape us into the people that we are today. Read More »

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