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United Way Bay Area

Research and Publications

UNITED WAY BAY AREA IS ENGAGED IN ONGOING RESEARCH AND REPORTING AS WE WORK TOWARD OUR POVERTY-FIGHTING GOALS.

View our recent publications below. 

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Bay Area Poverty Brief - June 2016 

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Leveraging Tax Time: A Two-Generation Approach to Poverty Reduction 

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United Way Bay Area Fact Sheet

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SparkPoint's 2 Generation Approaches  
Outlined here is how the program adopted a family engagement approach that honored, welcomed, and connected with school families to strengthen each family’s relationship with the program and their schools.  Download Report (PDF)

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SparkPoint's 10 Key Findings 
The 10 Key Findings report highlights a number of key findings around outcome attainment and retention among SparkPoint clients.  Download Report (PDF)

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Struggling to Make Ends Meet 2015 
As of 2012, 29% of Bay Area households were struggling to cover the cost of basic needs. That’s 657,000 households that cannot afford critical needs like housing, food, health care and child care. Download Report (PDF)