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Q&A with Wendy DuBoe: Staying Healthful

We are a month into 2012 and our New Years resolutions to stay healthy and fit are in full swing. We thought this would be a great time to sit down with Wendy DuBoe, Interim CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago to get her insight on why United Way focuses on… Read more »

What is EITC and How it Can Benefit YOU this Tax Season

Posted on behalf of  Annette Charles,  Director of Community Investment-Income at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. As you know, one of United Way's issue areas in Income. We believe when people have the job training, income supports and opportunities to become financially stable, our community is stronger. With tax season upon us I… Read more »

YLS Member Spotlight: Melissa Hamilton

  Melissa Hamilton is a Tax Manager at PwC  and Committee Member of the United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) Issues and Awareness Committee. Along with the rest of her committee, she is hard at work on the final details for the Jan. 31 “You Are What You Read:  Addressing Early Childhood Education”… Read more »

YLS Volunteers with Stay in School Initiative

This blog was posted on behalf of YLS General Member Denise M. Thomas, GE Healthcare. The Stay in School Initiative was an exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity! Each of the students displayed enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn from this event. Kudos to the both the students and coordinators for using their Saturday… Read more »

You Are What You Read

Posted on behalf of Richard Drieberg, Vice President, Enterprise Valuation Group and YLS Committee Member. You Are What You Read. This twist on the familiar saying rings true today, as thousands of Chicago area children struggle daily to learn the basic building blocks of education. Without ensuring our community's children are armed with… Read more »

What the Gift of Education Means for 50,000 Kids in our Region

  The season of giving is upon us once again, and this year, we would like to invite you to give back to your community by giving the gift of education to children across our region. Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success and we know there is unstoppable power in the… Read more »

North Shore United Way Welcomes Two New Board Members

Blog post submitted on behalf of Mary Teeter, Development Manager at North Shore United Way.   North Shore United Way (NSUW) is proud to announce Jonathan Webb, of Evanston, and Buddy Hoffman, of Deerfield, have joined the NSUW Board of Directors. Webb and Hoffman are joining 23 board members from across the North… Read more »

Youth Board Makes a Difference on the North Shore

  Amanda Zhou, a senior at Lake Forest High School, is President of the North Shore United Way Youth Board and truly a community leader. Amanda, Youth Board Vice President Katie Schott, and Youth Board members are organizing Lake Forest's first Cross-Town Classic, an ice hockey game between the Lake Forest High School… Read more »

Send a Little Season’s Cheer with the Gift of Education!

Blog post submitted on behalf of Tess Mattingly, Research Associate at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. What is the value of an education? A new study by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston evaluates U.S. census data from 2009-2010 and outlines upsetting new details on the effects of… Read more »