United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is fortunate to have 12 AmeriCorps members with us for the next year. Members have been placed in each of our Neighborhood Network communities, working on the ground in neighborhoods on their bold goals for change. Each month, we will feature a Q&A with one of… Read more »
McDonald’s Corporation is taking a stand on middle school support with a $50,000 investment in United Way education strategies. Students who drop out of high school show signs of struggling long beforehand. Tutoring, mentoring and after school programs for at risk middle school students help get and keep kids on track for… 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 »
Our ten Neighborhood Network Initiative communities—Austin, Auburn Gresham, Brighton Park, Bronzeville, Cicero, Evanston, Little Village, Robbins/Blue Island, South Chicago and West Chicago—continue to show signs of progress as they work toward developing a common agenda and bold goals for change in each neighborhood. Four of our neighborhoods have identified their bold goals… Read more »
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Congratulations! With the June 30 reporting from our partner agencies, I am proud to share that United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has surpassed the key community goals we identified in our LIVE UNITED 2020 Community Impact Plan back in 2011.
Many of you know that several… Read more »
For more than a decade, employees from Exelon and ComEd have mentored an astounding 25,000 middle- and high-school students in the Chicago region. As part of an effort to fight dropout and high truancy rates in Chicago Public Schools, employees from the two utility companies are paired with students from six United… Read more »
THANK YOU to all who helped make the 3rd Annual Evanston Day of Caring such a great success! The energy and committment of all of our volunteers helped to make the day so rewarding – despite the rain!
We had a great kick-off rally at Northwestern at the start of the… Read more »
One of the core areas of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s work that you support with your contribution is helping making sure kids enter kindergarten ready to learn and students enter high school on track for graduation. Specifically, United Way focuses on expanding resources for high-quality preschool and home visits and supporting… Read more »
At the age of 13, Michael, an 8th grade student at George Leland Elementary School in Austin, faced tough choices. Living in an under-resourced neighborhood with high crime, poverty and unemployment, Michael fell into a crowd of friends who were participating in dangerous activities with local gang members. When staff at his… Read more »