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Local Therapy Class Helps Both Mothers and Babies Thrive

“She’s doing it! She’s doing it!” exclaimed Nicole Zwiercan with a delighted grin on her face. Next to Nicole lay her 8-month old daughter, Ashlynn, holding her chest and head up to see her proud mother.For every mom, witnessing a milestone in her child’s development is cause for celebration. However, these advances are especially significant for Nicole and other mothers whose children attend the Center for Independence through Conductive Education, a United Way of Metro Chicago community partner working throughout the region.The center serves… Read more »

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  • May 17, 2018 4:30pm
    Last week our Young Leaders Society went head-to-head with @asaschicago in a charity challenge. Thanks to everyone who came out for a good time and a good cause! #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #LIVEUNITED

    Last week our Young Leaders Society went head-to-head with @asaschicago in a charity challenge. Thanks to everyone who came out for a good time and a good cause! #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #LIVEUNITED

  • May 15, 2018 1:00pm
    Speak United Blog

    Celebration 2018 Recap

    Big challenges face the city we love, and tackling them is not always easy. But we know we’re not in this fight alone. We’re lucky to be surrounded by hardworking volunteers, generous corporate partners and phenomenal social service agencies that understand the urgent need and are invested in the work.That’s why we… Read more »

  • May 14, 2018 4:46pm
    Speak United Blog

    April Food Day 2018 Recap

    661,630 people in Cook County are food insecure. That’s 12.6% of the population – 23% of whom do not qualify for Food Stamps. For our neighbors in Will County the numbers may be slightly lower – with a food insecurity rate of 7.7% – but a staggering 39% of those individuals do… Read more »

  • May 13, 2018 6:00am
    Speak United Blog

    Local Therapy Class Helps Both Mothers and Babies Thrive

    “She’s doing it! She’s doing it!” exclaimed Nicole Zwiercan with a delighted grin on her face. Next to Nicole lay her 8-month old daughter, Ashlynn, holding her chest and head up to see her proud mother.For every mom, witnessing a milestone in her child’s development is cause for celebration. However, these advances… Read more »

  • May 9, 2018 10:58am
    Speak United Blog

    South Chicago Teachers Put Community First

    On a sun-drenched May morning, murmurs from behind closed doors echoed down the muraled hallways of Thomas Hoyne Fine Arts Elementary School in South Chicago. Sitting in a quiet neighborhood below the Chicago Skyway, the school educates around 250 students in kindergarten through eighth grades.Within its brick walls, a robust sense of… Read more »

  • April 17, 2018 8:06am
    Speak United Blog

    Little Village Residents Take Steps to Shed Childhood Obesity

    On a frigid January morning, residents of Marshall Square, an enclave of Southwest Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, set out on a mission to improve their community’s health. With clipboards in hand, the volunteers, led by United Way of Metro Chicago’s community partner Marshall Square Resource Network, were trained to assess the walkability… Read more »

  • April 16, 2018 4:27pm
    People who volunteer report being happier and healthier than those who don’t. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others by volunteering with our partner agencies! Click the link in our bio to find volunteer opportunities near you. #LIVEUNITED #NationalVolunteerWeek #MondayMotivation

    People who volunteer report being happier and healthier than those who don’t. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others by volunteering with our partner agencies! Click the link in our bio to find volunteer opportunities near you. #LIVEUNITED #NationalVolunteerWeek #MondayMotivation

  • April 16, 2018 9:59am
    Speak United Blog
    Our Impact

    A City of Neighbors

    Chicago is not only a city of neighborhoods – it’s a city of neighbors.At United Way of Metro Chicago, we’re in the business of meeting our neighbors all across the city and suburbs. We understand that people living in our communities of focus often know better than anyone else what their communities… Read more »

  • March 29, 2018 4:37pm
    “In my school I don’t really think of it as a place for a mass shooting ’cause most of it happens outside of school. But what I have in common with the kids in Parkland is that I know how it feels to lose someone close to you.”
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Ke’Shon Newman and other students from Auburn Gresham, one of our Neighborhood Networks, share their reality of gun violence with @nytimes in the wake of the Parkland, FL shootings. To hear this powerful story, click the link in bio.
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#enough #UnitedWeFight #MyChiNeighborhood

    “In my school I don’t really think of it as a place for a mass shooting ’cause most of it happens outside of school. But what I have in common with the kids in Parkland is that I know how it feels to lose someone close to you.” • Ke’Shon Newman and other students from Auburn Gresham, one of our Neighborhood Networks, share their reality of gun violence with @nytimes in the wake of the Parkland, FL shootings. To hear this powerful story, click the link in bio. • #enough #UnitedWeFight #MyChiNeighborhood

  • March 28, 2018 4:52pm
    For #WomensHistoryMonth we celebrate the inspiring women of the past and present. Today, we would like to recognize Deborah DeHass.
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Deb has always been a leader in her field, becoming the first female Midwest managing partner of Deloitte. She is currently the Vice Chairman and Managing Partner @deloitte. She also invests in our community, serving on the board of a number of #Chicago-based non-profits, including United Way, where she is the Board Vice Chair.
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 We are immensely grateful for Deb’s leadership and support in our fight. #LIVEUNITED #WomensHistoryMonth2018 #WCW #WomensUnited

    For #WomensHistoryMonth we celebrate the inspiring women of the past and present. Today, we would like to recognize Deborah DeHass. • Deb has always been a leader in her field, becoming the first female Midwest managing partner of Deloitte. She is currently the Vice Chairman and Managing Partner @deloitte. She also invests in our community, serving on the board of a number of #Chicago-based non-profits, including United Way, where she is the Board Vice Chair. • We are immensely grateful for Deb’s leadership and support in our fight. #LIVEUNITED #WomensHistoryMonth2018 #WCW #WomensUnited

  • March 23, 2018 2:20pm
    We’re passionate about creating #healthycommunities, which is why we’ve partnered with @ConagraBrands‘s Food 360 Pr… https://t.co/NlY9R72PP5
  • March 21, 2018 1:57pm
    As part of #WomensHistoryMonth we recognize Dr. Johnetta Cole, an American anthropologist and educator, and United Way leader. •
Cole was the first African-American female president of @spelman_college and helped develop multiple college’s African Studies departments. In 2004, Dr. Cole became the first African-American board chair of #United Way of America, played an instrumental role in pushing #UnitedWay to include women trustees, and helped to elevate issues of diversity and inclusion.
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#WCW #WomensHistoryMonth2018 #WomensUnited #LIVEUNITED

    As part of #WomensHistoryMonth we recognize Dr. Johnetta Cole, an American anthropologist and educator, and United Way leader. • Cole was the first African-American female president of @spelman_college and helped develop multiple college’s African Studies departments. In 2004, Dr. Cole became the first African-American board chair of #United Way of America, played an instrumental role in pushing #UnitedWay to include women trustees, and helped to elevate issues of diversity and inclusion. • #WCW #WomensHistoryMonth2018 #WomensUnited #LIVEUNITED

  • March 20, 2018 12:37pm
    At #UnitedWay we support free tax-assistance programs in order to help our neighbors receive the full benefit of th… https://t.co/i98VODqRwg
  • March 19, 2018 4:06pm
    Speak United Blog

    Make An Impact This Tax Season

    The 2017 tax season is underway, and folks are hastily filing their taxes. The accompanying refund is always a welcome site for taxpayers, as the extra cash can give some people an opportunity to splurge on a nice dinner or save for an upcoming vacation. But for others, the tax return is… Read more »

  • March 19, 2018 9:41am
    The 4th annual IGNITE was a huge success! Check out this video for a recap of the night’s festivities! #ylsignitehttps://t.co/kjDtEJEMED