Speak United Blog

Chicago Career Tech: Stepping Stone for Job-Seeking Chicagoans

Crowded beaches, bustling street festivals, and packed patios across Chicago have been providing endless entertainment throughout the city's favored summer season. However, despite Chicago's sunny disposition, one unfortunate factor remains the same. As ABC News reported recently, the unemployment rate has risen to a staggering 9.1%. It is important to be reminded… Read more »

YLS “Movie and a Mission” Inspires Young Adults

By Richard Drieberg, YLS Issue Awareness Committee Member, Enterprise Valuation Group More than 40 people attended the event which featured a screening of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, the acclaimed 2010 documentary focusing on some of the failures of the American public education system. The documentary hones in on a number of public school… Read more »

Chain Restaurants Adding Healthier Options for Children

With obesity and incidence of diet-related diseases on the rise, parents are left wondering how to protect their children from an unhealthy lifestyle. However, our world is also becoming more fast-paced, leaving parents little time to plan and cook healthy meals for their family. While parents are a major contributing factor of a… Read more »

North Shore Battle of the Bands

Entertainment: The Basement Band Dexter Handsome Dave & The Ravens The Nuisance Band Sweet Potato Zydeco Band Emcee: Ravi Baichwal, Anchor-Reporter with ABC 7 Chicago News Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:00. - 10:30 p.m. Evanston SPACE 1245 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL Tickets $18 in advance $20 at the door Buy Your Tickets Now Follow us on Facebook @unitedwaychicago and on Twitter @unitedwaychi. Read more »

WLC Makes an Impact on Education

100 women attended the Making an Impact on Education event hosted by the Women's Leadership Council (WLC) on Thursday morning. The keynote speaker for the event was Beth Swanson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Education, Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Beth shared with the group a presentation on the Mayor's priorities in… Read more »

Saving on Back-to-School Shopping

It's that time of year again; a letter has arrived containing a long list of items your children will need for the upcoming school year. While this may be an exciting time, it can be an expensive one as well. So how can you cut costs, while still sending your kids to… Read more »

The Benefits of 15 Minutes

Every morning I find myself gazing out the bus window, watching all of the ambitious early-morning runners glide by. I vow that tonight I will exercise, I just have to make it through the workday first. However, when the time comes, I am too tired, too hungry or want to watch my… Read more »

Are You Ready for Some Football?

It's that time again- time to put on your favorite jersey, dust off the old pig skin and paint your face in your favorite team's colors- it's time for FOOTBALL! To celebrate this wonderful time of year, the NFL and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago are teaming up again for Back to… Read more »

WLC ‘Defining Moments’ Panel

Defining Moments: Triumphing Through Adversity The Northwest Suburban United Way Women's Leadership Council is proud to present an afternoon of discussion with local women who have triumphed through adversity. The networking  luncheon, taking place September 22, features a panel of the following leaders in our community. Lori Parker: President of American Steelworks - Lori… Read more »

Back to School – Make An Impact in Education

No stranger to door-to-door campaigning, Mayor Emanuel spent Tuesday with CPS CEO Jean- Claude Brizard knocking on doors in Auburn — Gresham to remind families that Monday is the first day of school. As reported in this Huffington Post article, Emanuel and Brizard's efforts are part of a CPS back to school… Read more »