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United Way and Exelon’s Stay in School Initiative: Mentoring Our Regions Youth

Mentoring, at its core, provides a young person with an adult figure who is invested in their future. It’s someone who’s in their corner that they can look up to and helps them navigate their day-to-day challenges.  Research confirms that having a strong mentor relationship has profound positive effects on youth in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations.  Ultimately, mentoring enables a young person to experience personal growth and development, which in turn, can build confidence and contribute to the skills necessary… Read more »

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  • February 16, 2018 5:18pm
    And the lucky winner of our IGNITE ticket giveaway is … drumroll please … @eli_za_bee_th! Congratulations!!! We look forward to seeing you @savagesmyth next Friday! DM us so we can get you your tickets.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! We hope you’ll still join us as we light up the night on February 23rd. 🔥 Click the link in the bio for ticket details. #YLSIGNITE

    And the lucky winner of our IGNITE ticket giveaway is … drumroll please … @eli_za_bee_th! Congratulations!!! We look forward to seeing you @savagesmyth next Friday! DM us so we can get you your tickets. • Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! We hope you’ll still join us as we light up the night on February 23rd. 🔥 Click the link in the bio for ticket details. #YLSIGNITE

  • February 16, 2018 11:42am
    Jeramie McGill works at St. Joseph Services to mentor youth. His work may seem small to some, but his impact on th… https://t.co/G6tMqoOv5A
  • February 15, 2018 11:53am
    This year we’re offering two FREE tickets to enjoy the festivities! Visit our Instagram page @unitedwaychi for a ch… https://t.co/IMUqmwMSFa
  • February 15, 2018 11:52am
    Join us at #YLSIGNITE on Friday, Feb. 23rd for live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and an exclusive roof… https://t.co/WY6oTPEyiV
  • February 14, 2018 5:39pm
    We couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without recognizing the generosity of our neighbors. We appreciate that you’ve chosen to partner with us as we work to bring lasting change to the city we LOVE ❤️ #MyChiNeighborhood #loveyourcity #LIVEUNITED

    We couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without recognizing the generosity of our neighbors. We appreciate that you’ve chosen to partner with us as we work to bring lasting change to the city we LOVE ❤️ #MyChiNeighborhood #loveyourcity #LIVEUNITED

  • February 14, 2018 7:19am
    Without the generosity of our neighbors our work wouldn’t be possible. That’s why we want to recognize our amazing… https://t.co/WZsKJYvFd6
  • February 13, 2018 1:28pm
    #BlackHistoryMonth is a time to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of black leaders. United Way and our pa… https://t.co/hSGjk2PDOF
  • February 13, 2018 1:13pm
    Matt Cohen, a 20-year-old from Blue Island, IL, had big dreams for his career. Despite a few setbacks, Matt was determined to become an electrician, but he needed help securing a union apprenticeship.
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Matt learned about Access United through the Blue Island/Robbins Neighborhood Network. With the help of Access United, he was accepted into IBEW Local 134’s competitive apprenticeship program. Congratulations, Matt!
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📸: Matt and Andrea Kluger, Director of Labor Partnership #chicagofederationoflabor #unitedwaychi
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#AccessUnited #IBEW134 #LiveUnited

    Matt Cohen, a 20-year-old from Blue Island, IL, had big dreams for his career. Despite a few setbacks, Matt was determined to become an electrician, but he needed help securing a union apprenticeship. • Matt learned about Access United through the Blue Island/Robbins Neighborhood Network. With the help of Access United, he was accepted into IBEW Local 134’s competitive apprenticeship program. Congratulations, Matt! • 📸: Matt and Andrea Kluger, Director of Labor Partnership #chicagofederationoflabor #unitedwaychi • #AccessUnited #IBEW134 #LiveUnited

  • February 12, 2018 5:05pm
    Speak United Blog

    A Safe Haven for Victims of Domestic Violence

    The scope of domestic violence is vast and many times hidden behind closed doors leaving victims feeling trapped with nowhere to turn.  But for Megan,* enough was enough. She courageously began planning how she and her children would escape from her abuser months in advance. It all started with a phone call… Read more »

  • February 12, 2018 4:31pm
    Matt Cohen was determined to become an electrician but needed the resources to do it. With his hard work and the h… https://t.co/svtvhuaqpf
  • February 12, 2018 4:10pm
    Speak United Blog

    Cultivating a Culture of Mentorship in Austin

    At the age of 16, Austin resident Jeramie McGill was at a crossroads in his life.  Like many high school students, he was trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his future.  It was his involvement in a youth mentoring sports program provided by St. Joseph Services (SJS), a… Read more »

  • February 12, 2018 1:29pm
    Speak United Blog

    United Way Celebrates Black History Month

    Black History Month symbolizes triumph over adversity.  It’s a celebration of the heroic contributions of African American leaders who have paved a road towards racial equality.  But Black History Month doesn’t just honor leaders of the past.  It also celebrates the significant, meaningful and impactful ways the entire black community has affected… Read more »

  • February 7, 2018 4:46pm
    #Cyberbullying is difficult to combat, but possible when caring adults and peers take action. @AmericasPromise https://t.co/jMbY8DOLhl
  • February 5, 2018 5:07pm
    Our partner agency @econ_progress has helped over 18,600 residents across our region with tax prep assistance, prov… https://t.co/HahUoUIIdW
  • February 1, 2018 5:12pm
    We all know someone who can benefit from free tax prep. Help spread the word! #TrueFact #LIVEUNITED #TAX https://t.co/wEetOPaViC