James was unemployed and living in a shelter. He had accumulated significant medical and student loan debt and was being frequently contacted by collection agencies. Then James heard about Jane Addams Resource Center (JARC). 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
Helping someone prepare their taxes may not initially have much appeal to you, but each year millions of dollars go unclaimed by families—unclaimed money that could prevent working families from living in poverty. Read More »
Dear Friends and Supporters, Spring is a special time in our region after our notorious Chicago winters. We at United Way thought it was the perfect time to reach out and share more about the work and impact you’re making possible with your engagement. Read More »
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence on April 17th. In support of LGBT youth who find themselves in need of a voice we offer ours in support and solidarity. Read More »
Alex Murphy, UWMC Senior Manager of Health United Way’s work to connect families to health care providers and preventive health services aligns with our mission to support strong communities. Read More »
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