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. 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:
- Approximately 47,000 people (ages 16-69) are unemployed.
- Many residents are stagnated in low-paying and non-career path positions.
- Several areas in the region have median incomes of less than half the national average.
- Over 14,000 people (age 25+) have an education level of 12th grade or less.
- In the Southland region, approximately 12.5% of the region’s population lives under 200% of the federal poverty level, ($44,000 for a family of four) with some areas experiencing levels higher than 20%
Speak United Blog
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 More »
This past spring, six of ten United Way Neighborhood Network Initiative coalitions came together for a two-day “Design Institute” to discuss what it means to be part of United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative. Read More »
Dear Friends and Supporters, As we hit our stride in a new school year, we thought it a good time to reach out and share more about the work and impact you’re making possible with your support of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Read More »
Michael comes from a single parent household where his mother is raising him and his 2 younger siblings. Michael lost his father at a young age and had a great deal of anger as a result. Read More »