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When I Walked the Red Carpet with United Way

To me there's nothing more glamorous than wearing stunning designer gowns, beautiful hair styles, perfect make-up and just the right accessory to walk the red carpet in Hollywood. Of course, I've never actually walked the red carpet in Hollywood, but last week, at Northwest Suburban United Way's annual Celebration Lunch, I… Read more »

Chicago’s Pride Parade: We Are All Part of the Rainbow

In preparing United Way for the Chicago Pride Parade, I played with so many streamers, beads and decorations that I began seeing rainbow when I closed my eyes. Truly, what began as an enthusiastic love of color and an extreme excitement for Pride soon became a psychedelic eye test for me and… Read more »

Live United with Pride

United Pride is proud to announce United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's second annual appearance in the Chicago Gay Pride Parade. After a year's worth of hard work improving our organization's culture, practice and relationships, we're ready to celebrate! Pride is a time of year to stand together and commemorate another year of… Read more »

YLS Member Spotlight: Michael Henry

Why did you join YLS, and what is your current role? I joined YLS to primarily get involved in my community, with the added benefit of expanding my professional and social network. I’m currently a Volunteer Committee member and will be the Vice Chair for that committee starting in July.   What is your favorite… Read more »

Join Me In Biking to Work!

This blog was posted on behalf of Sara Brammeier, United Way employee and Bike to Work Week enthusiast! Hi there! I started riding a bicycle soon after moving to Chicago in August of 2008. Until a few years ago I had not ridden a bike since junior high. Now I bike to… Read more »