On Friday, June 24, Austin Coming Together, the lead partner agency in the Austin Neighborhood Network, honored United Way of Metropolitan Chicago with the Collective Impact Champion Award at their “United in Purpose” Awards Luncheon. 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%
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Our hats are off to Peter Butler for his impactful leadership as President of Rush University Medical Center and for his inspirational support of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago! Read More »
One of the core areas of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s work that you support with your contribution is helping make sure young children enter kindergarten ready to learn and students enter high school on track for graduation. Read More »
Vell was struggling in school. He had disciplinary problems and was failing academically—he was on the verge of being expelled from 8th grade. Read More »
Our Neighborhood Network Initiative continues to gain momentum. As you know, United Way is working like never before in ten neighborhoods including Austin, Auburn Gresham, Brighton Park, Bronzeville, Cicero, Evanston, Little Village, Robbins/Blue Island, South Chicago and West Chicago to solve pressing community challenges. Read More »