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Join Us: Budgeting for Results Forum

Please join United Way of Metropolitan Chicago for a meeting to address how Budgeting for Results (BFR), the state's new approach to establishing spending priorities and measuring results, will affect the non-profit sector in Illinois. Our sector's input in this process will help ensure BFR fulfills its goal to strengthen Illinois. This… Read more »

First Lady’s First Mission In Chicago

First Lady Michelle Obama returned to her roots Oct. 25 in a literal sense to give a speech in the Southside neighborhood she grew up in. Of course, the word root can be also be used to refer to parts of the fruits and vegetables she was speaking about. Ditto for how the… Read more »

Exelon and United Way Stay in School Initiative 2011 Report Card

  Since 2005, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) and Exelon have partnered to deliver critical afterschool services to nine Chicago Public School grammar and high schools committed to keeping students on track for graduation, improving course grades, and building leadership and pro-social behaviors, which directly aligns with UWMC's 10-year vision, LIVE UNITED… Read more »

Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park Community Event A Success

United Way of DuPage/West Cook hosted its first community event on October 26th at Pleasant Home in Oak Park where Wendy DuBoe, Chief Operating Officer at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, spoke to local donors, partner organizations, board members and volunteers about United Way's 10-year vision, LIVE UNITED 2020. The focus of the… Read more »

The Southeast DuPage Health Initiative Reaches Goal In First Year

The Southeast DuPage/Health Initative (SDHI), now in its second year of operation, is a highly innovative collaboration between Access DuPage, the DuPage Community Clinic, the DuPage Health Department and United Way of Dupage/West Cook that continues to help close the gap in access to holistic, affordable health services throughout DuPage County. SDHI has… Read more »

North Shore United Way\’s “A” for Advocacy

When we think of advocacy we may think of marching up to the capitol in Springfield, signage in hand, with a catchy chant against budget cuts. We may pose the question: what effort in advocacy creates meaningful impact? How do we get the attention of a legislator–and make our voice heard? Here at… Read more »

North Shore United Way’s “A” for Advocacy

When we think of advocacy we may think of marching up to the capitol in Springfield, signage in hand, with a catchy chant against budget cuts. We may pose the question: what effort in advocacy creates meaningful impact? How do we get the attention of a legislator–and make our voice heard? Here at… Read more »