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3rd Annual Evanston Day of Caring

THANK YOU to all who helped make the 3rd Annual Evanston Day of Caring such a great success! The energy and committment of all of our volunteers helped to make the day so rewarding – despite the rain! We had a great kick-off rally at Northwestern at the start of the… Read more »

Neighborhood Network Partners Paint the Cook Elementary Health Center

Last Friday, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago volunteers, University of Chicago students, University of Illinois Chicago Medicine and the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) came together to paint a new school-based health center at Cook Elementary. Cook Elementary, a Chicago public school, is situated in the middle of Auburn-Gresham, a community… Read more »

Capacity Building in the South-Southwest Suburbs

In late July, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago hosted its first-ever Capacity Building Workshop for its South-Southwest partner agencies. Close to 100 participants attended targeted lectures and workshops to hone their grant-writing skills, to discuss how best to collect data for their programs, to develop their leadership strategies, to deepen their advocacy… Read more »

Neighborhood Network Spotlight: Deep Roots in South Chicago

Through our Neighborhood Network Initiative, we help neighborhoods solve their most pressing problems by developing community- specific strategies. Working with a lead partner in the community, United Way funds and guides the work of the Neighborhood Network toward achieving its collective goal. South Chicago is one of the 10 Neighborhood Network communities… Read more »

BMO Financial Group Employees Raise the Bar for Giving

BMO cares about the communities it serves. That’s evident not just by their more than $4 million in support—with over $3 million from employee donations—for United Way’s work, but by the volunteer hours (more than 2,100) contributed by their employees and by BMO Harris Bank’s investment in United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative.… Read more »

Welcome to the new LIVEUNITEDchicago.org!

Our brand-new website has been redesigned from the ground up featuring a full-width design, dynamic content, improved performance, retina display support site-wide and streamlined navigation. All of this was done to make it easier for you to get informed, get connected and get involved. And we hope that you will. Read more »