Our very own Deirdre Asnis (UWMC Director of Corporate Programs and Projects) will be running for Team United Way... Read more »
Education. Income. Health.
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.
Speak United Blog
Bright Star church, with support from University of Chicago Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, is... Read more »
AT&T and their employees have been strong supporters of the United Way at the national and local levels for decades.... Read more »
More than 1,000 area residents and advocates packed Leman Middle School in West Chicago for a community block party... Read more »
As our Team United Way runners continue to train for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we’re sharing... Read more »