The United Way of Metro Chicago North-Northwest Suburban Region is comprised of communities across Chicago's northwest suburbs and Skokie Valley. Challenges facing individuals, families, and entire neighborhoods are often unnoticed, but are real.
- 1 in 5 residents in the north-northwest communities are low-income; that is, they live with income below 200% of the poverty line
- 1 in 10 children live in poverty
- In NNW communities of greatest need, 1/3 of individuals over age 25 have not completed education beyond high school and are more than twice as likely to live in poverty as their more educated neighbors
- More than a quarter of NNW’s housing stock is renter-occupied or vacant
Through coordinated efforts, United Way is working with key corporate and agency partners, donors and volunteers to change the story for individuals, families and entire communities in the north-northwest suburbs.