The call for us to be authentic is increasingly loud. But what does authenticity really mean? And how can women develop authentic approaches to life?
The United Way Women's Leadership Council celebrated Women’s History Month with a morning event featuring a real and honest panel discussion and Q&A focusing on truths about… Read more »
Will Darley works in International Sales with W.S. Darley and Co., a 108-year-old family run manufacturer and distributor of firefighting, tactical and lifesaving equipment. He is the Chair of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's Young Leaders Society. We asked Will a few questions about his support for United Way and… Read more »
We are proud to congratulate our partner, Mesirow Financial, on their Community Impact award from Chicago Charity Challenge for their partnership with the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council through United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's Neighborhood Network Initiative.
The Community Impact Award rewards a team for serving a low- to moderate-income geographic community… Read more »
One of the core areas of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s work that you support with your contribution is helping individuals and families gain the economic opportunities and financial tools they need to be financially stable. Specifically, United Way focuses on employment training and placement, tax assistance and financial literacy education.… Read more »
In February, more than 65 of our 198 agency partners gathered together at Instituto del Progreso Latino to participate in our first Agency Networking Session. The idea for these sessions grew out of our recent Partner Agency Breakfast and site visits with our partners where they expressed an interest in meeting as… Read more »
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) encourages work, supports family financial stability and leads to long-term gains in child health and academic success. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, our community partners, and hundreds of volunteers each year take action to connect working families to the EITC. It’s good for families, it’s good… Read more »
A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, the statewide association of 52 local United Ways and the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in the state, shows the deepening impact of the budget impasse on the most vulnerable citizens across Illinois and on the human service sector overall.
Results… Read more »
Dear Friends and Supporters,
While United Way of Metropolitan Chicago focuses much of our work on the building blocks of lasting individual and community success, at this time of year we call special attention to meeting people’s most basic needs—a hot meal, a warm bed, a safe place free from abuse. During… Read more »
As part of our Neighborhood Network Initiative, United Way is working with ten neighborhoods to establish bold community goals that can be addressed by area stakeholders. Work in our first two Neighborhood Network communities of Brighton Park and West Chicago continues to show strong results. The eight other communities—Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville,… Read more »
Terry Newman has given generously to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago at the leadership level since 2003. We asked Terry to share with us his thoughts on his long support of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and how supporting United Way has become a family affair.
Q. You have been… Read more »