Our Impact

Chicagoans have great love for their neighborhoods across the city and suburbs. There is plenty to celebrate and we have so many reasons to be proud. But there are serious issues impacting many of our neighbors that are easy to ignore when you’re not faced with them daily—high rates of violence, failing schools, high unemployment and lack of access to quality healthcare. United Way of Metro Chicago is working to change the statistics.

Together with thousands of volunteers, supporters and advocates, we are building stronger neighborhoods by finding solutions, supporting programs and fighting for the health, education, financial stability and safety of every person in every neighborhood. Take a closer look at our plan for strengthening the Chicago region: Stronger Neighborhoods for a Stronger Chicago Region