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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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  • 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
  • March 16, 2018 5:19pm
    Our president and CEO Wendy DuBoe joined Steve Cochran this morning on @WGNRadio. To hear their conversation about… https://t.co/BKDbNfFWjK
  • March 16, 2018 11:18am
    #UnitedWayChi President and CEO Wendy DuBoe joined Steve Cochran on @wgnradio this morning to talk about our work with the Neighborhood Networks. To hear their conversation check out today’s episode of #stevecochranshow  Link in bio. #MyChiNeighborhood #LIVEUNITED

    #UnitedWayChi President and CEO Wendy DuBoe joined Steve Cochran on @wgnradio this morning to talk about our work with the Neighborhood Networks. To hear their conversation check out today’s episode of #stevecochranshow Link in bio. #MyChiNeighborhood #LIVEUNITED

  • March 15, 2018 2:51pm
    Addressing trauma & adverse childhood experiences (#ACEs) requires a holistic, community-based approach. In a recen… https://t.co/RzmDjxcILw
  • March 15, 2018 9:39am
    Speak United Blog

    The 4th Annual YLS IGNITE

    The 4th annual YLS IGNITE was one of our most successful yet! This event is an opportunity for young philanthropists of the Young Leaders Society to help raise funds for a different United Way program each year, all while having a fun-filled evening. This year's event was at Savage Smyth, one… Read more »

  • March 14, 2018 6:07pm
    We’re lucky to have some pretty amazing #AmeriCorps volunteers! Check out what motivates Ashley to serve with… https://t.co/7LXUS5UlbY