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Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

On Track Career Expo Engages Youth Virtually
By: Mandy Lew

Each year, United Way Bay Area hosts our On Track Career Expo to engage youth in hands-on demos and career coaching to learn about various...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

EITC – The April 15th Tax-Day Deadline Has Been Extended
By: Abby Cunningham

Did you know that one of the biggest and most successful poverty-fighting programs happens at tax time? The Earned Income Tax Credit, (EITC for short),...

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bird's eyeview of a neighborhood

United Way Bay Area

The History and Future of Single Family Zoning
By: Will White

Over 100 years ago, the city of Berkeley pioneered a local land use policy that has become the norm in many American cities—Single Family Zoning....

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collage of smiling women's portrait

United Way Bay Area

Celebrating Women with Stories of Inspiration
By: UWBA’s Women United

Women’s History Month promotes women’s equality and solutions for more gender balance in all aspects of society. By taking actions, asking questions, having conversations, challenging...

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United Way Bay Area

In Solidarity with the Asian American Community
By: United Way Bay Area

We are once again heartbroken by the continued violence against the Asian American community. We must #StopAAPIHate. Our hearts go out to the families, friends,...

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International Women's Day

Advocacy | Volunteering

9 Ways You Can Choose to Challenge Gender Inequity
By: United Way Bay Area

Challenges faced together are often easier to manage. That’s true no matter your age or stage in life. Having someone who is by your side...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

The Golden State Stimulus Prioritizes Relief Efforts with CalEITC
By: Will White

California just passed a historic stimulus package that will inject much needed resources into communities most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way Bay...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Toast for a Cause: A Galentine’s Day Celebration
By: Channa Sweet

The COVID-19 pandemic and sheltering in place has left many of us craving in-person connection as we navigate a virtual world. Meeting new people and...

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United Way Bay Area

Black History and Black Futures

Black History Month is a time to celebrate influential leaders and impactful moments of the past. But celebrating Black history is not enough. United Way...

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collage of people in need of assistance

United Way Bay Area

7 Reasons You Should Use 211

In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community. From finding food and paying for...

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On Track Career Expo Engages Youth Virtually
By: Mandy Lew
Each year, United Way Bay Area hosts our On Track Career Expo to engage youth in hands-on demos and career coaching to learn about various professional paths and industries that many have never been exposed to. Despite being virtual... Read More
EITC – The April 15th Tax-Day Deadline Has Been Extended
By: Abby Cunningham
Did you know that one of the biggest and most successful poverty-fighting programs happens at tax time? The Earned Income Tax Credit, (EITC for short), is one way our federal government rewards work and encourages hardworking families—already crunched... Read More
The History and Future of Single Family Zoning
By: Will White
Over 100 years ago, the city of Berkeley pioneered a local land use policy that has become the norm in many American cities—Single Family Zoning. These local zoning ordinances restrict development on parcels to a single dwelling, making... Read More
Celebrating Women with Stories of Inspiration
By: UWBA’s Women United
Women’s History Month promotes women’s equality and solutions for more gender balance in all aspects of society. By taking actions, asking questions, having conversations, challenging habits, rewriting laws, and inspiring others, we strive for a world that supports... Read More
In Solidarity with the Asian American Community
By: United Way Bay Area
We are once again heartbroken by the continued violence against the Asian American community. We must #StopAAPIHate. Our hearts go out to the families, friends, and co-workers of those tragically killed in Atlanta: Delaina Ashley Yaun, Daoyou Feng,... Read More
9 Ways You Can Choose to Challenge Gender Inequity
By: United Way Bay Area
Challenges faced together are often easier to manage. That’s true no matter your age or stage in life. Having someone who is by your side to help you face challenges is the power of mentorships! So for this... Read More
The Golden State Stimulus Prioritizes Relief Efforts with CalEITC
By: Will White
California just passed a historic stimulus package that will inject much needed resources into communities most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way Bay Area has been tracking the stimulus negotiations and we are encouraged about a... Read More
Toast for a Cause: A Galentine’s Day Celebration
By: Channa Sweet
The COVID-19 pandemic and sheltering in place has left many of us craving in-person connection as we navigate a virtual world. Meeting new people and bonding over shared values has been difficult. That challenge is what United Way... Read More
Black History and Black Futures
Black History Month is a time to celebrate influential leaders and impactful moments of the past. But celebrating Black history is not enough. United Way Bay Area continues to work toward a future where Black community members have... Read More
7 Reasons You Should Use 211
In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community. From finding food and paying for housing and bills to connecting to other essential services, 211 is there. Every... Read More