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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)

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Community School Success in the Bay Area and Beyond
As this collection of research shows, community schools are boosting student academic performance, health outcomes and attendance while also increasing parent engagement. Download Report (PDF)

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Men and Boys of Color: Why it Matters in the Bay Area 
As a critical population in our efforts to cut poverty in the Bay Area, UWBA recognizes we need to develop strategies to enhance the success of programs for men and boys of color.
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50 Years Later, Are We Winning the War on Poverty?
The State of the Union on Poverty featured reports from national experts on issues that have an impact on poverty and inequality such as health, education and the labor market.  Read more

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Connecting Tax Payers to Financial Services
Collaborative study to determine a strategy that would convert the highest number of tax clients into recipients of additional financial and asset building services.  
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Leveling the Playing Field
Co-authored by United Way Bay Area and the Partnership for Children and Youth.  
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United Way Bay Area—Community Schools
Initiative Community Schools provide services and support to struggling families so children can focus on school instead of troubles at home.  
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United Way's 2014 Non-profit Pulse Survey  
12th annual survey shows that top client needs across the Bay Area are affordable housing, mental health care and quality education.
Download the survey findings (PDF)

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Policy Briefing: Suburbanization of Poverty
Presenters in the suburbanization of policy briefing field audience questions. Watch the video

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Community Conversations
United Way has declared bold goals for fighting poverty in the Bay Area. We went to our community to collectively create a roadmap to achieve our audacious goals.   
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