UNITED WAY OF METRO CHICAGO AND THE CHICAGO BEARS
For over forty years, the NFL and United Way have partnered to strengthen communities across America. As the longest running collaboration between a major sports league and a nonprofit — the partnership provides a powerful vehicle for change in communities.
Locally, United Way and the Chicago Bears join forces to create opportunities that encourage young people to get active and maintain healthy relationships. Learn more about the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago Bears partnership programs below or visit the Chicago Bears’ Community Page to learn more about the team’s community involvement in and around Chicago.
- Middle school is hard. It’s a time when young people are trying to figure out their friendships, their emotions and who they want to be. For some students at Spry Community School in Little Village, the challenges outside of school are even greater. With so much on their plates, things like character… Read more »
- For more than 40 years, United Way has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) to drive lasting change in communities. So when El Valor, one of our community partners serving the South Chicago neighborhood, needed a hand to create an outdoor space for local youth, the NFL was eager to… Read more »
- At a kick-off event today in Bronzeville, the National Football League (NFL) and United Way Worldwide launched Character Playbook, a national education initiative to promote youth character development and healthy relationships. Starting immediately, the interactive digital program will be implemented in schools in 14 NFL team markets, including Chicago. Over the next… Read more »