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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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Watch an ABC7 interview with Jeanette Castellanos Butt, Vice President of Community Investment, who discusses United Way’s LIVE UNITED Neighborhood Networks model and the August 19 launch of our... Read more »

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