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:
- 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
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 »
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Thank you @OgilvyChicago for sponsoring launch of United Pride which will mobilize power of LGBT community for Chicago-area families in need