All children should have the opportunity and support to reach their full potential. But too many children, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods, are struggling to make it to high school graduation.

United Way of Metro Chicago fights for the health, education, financial stability and safety of every person in every neighborhood across the region. We all win when we LIVE UNITED, when kids succeed in school and when neighborhoods are stronger. Now is the time to come together and take a stand—read our stories, find your moment and join the fight.

  • Jeffrey’s Story

    Jeffery was a timid young man who had experienced a lot throughout his short life and had trouble excelling in school. After enrolling in programs supported by United Way, Jeffery matured from a shy boy…

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  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Check out our featured volunteer opportunities and help our agency partners increase the impact of our work in the community…

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  • Make Your Moment Quiz

    Life is full of moments that can transform you and those around you. Answer five quick questions to help find, embrace, and make the most of yours. How will your moment begin?

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  • Give Today

    Change doesn’t happen alone. With your support we can help ensure all kids everywhere have access to quality education and brighter futures.

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