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My First 100 Days in the Fight Against Poverty
By: Kevin Zwick

100 This week, I looked at the calendar and realized that I’ve come up on my first 100 days at United Way Bay Area as...

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Housing | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Racial Equity & Housing in the Bay Area
By: Channa Sweet

Homelessness has been on the rise for decades and there are more than 32,000 homeless individuals in the Bay Area. According to Housing and Urban...

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COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

COVID-19 Community Relief: Our Impact
By: Kelly Batson

At the beginning of the pandemic, United Way Bay Area launched our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support the short- and long-term response and recovery...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area 2020 Voter Guide
By: Will White

It’s 2020 and a huge election year. The upcoming state and national elections may be one of the most defining elections in U.S. history—but it...

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Advocacy | Education | Impact

Living our mission at the ballot box–yes on 15
By: Kevin Zwick

As a nonprofit leader, I’ve always strongly believed that nonprofit organizations cannot truly meet their missions through programmatic work alone. For United Way Bay Area...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Empowering Youth | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Backpack Drive Delivers 600+ Kits to Bay Area Families
By: Tamara Orozco

Despite the uncertainty of school reopenings, United Way Bay Area moved forward (virtually, of course!) with our annual Backpack and School Supply Drive to support...

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COVID-19 | Housing | United Way Bay Area

Text “RENTSOS” To 211-211: Know Your Rights As A Renter
By: United Ways of California

With the passage of the new statewide eviction moratorium – the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 (AB 3088) – Californians across...

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Impact | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Meeting the Moment in the Fight Against Poverty
By: Kevin Zwick

Stepping into the role of CEO of United Way Bay Area takes my professional journey full circle, as we collectively meet this moment in history....

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2020 Census | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering | What We're Up To

Volunteer: 2020 Census Phone Banking & No-Knock Canvassing
By: Stephanie Kim

Help support a complete and accurate count of our communities! The 2020 Census wraps up on September 30 and we are making a final push...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

CEO Kevin Zwick: ‘My First Six Weeks on the Job’
By: Kevin Zwick

When I accepted the position as CEO of United Way Bay Area in June of 2020, I knew there would be big challenges ahead. The...

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My First 100 Days in the Fight Against Poverty
By: Kevin Zwick
100 This week, I looked at the calendar and realized that I’ve come up on my first 100 days at United Way Bay Area as CEO. There is so much to cover, but mostly I’m filled with gratitude... Read More
Racial Equity & Housing in the Bay Area
By: Channa Sweet
Homelessness has been on the rise for decades and there are more than 32,000 homeless individuals in the Bay Area. According to Housing and Urban Development’s 2019 Point in Time Count, whites comprise 43% of the general population... Read More
COVID-19 Community Relief: Our Impact
By: Kelly Batson
At the beginning of the pandemic, United Way Bay Area launched our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support the short- and long-term response and recovery efforts of nonprofit organizations throughout the Bay Area. We focused our response on... Read More
United Way Bay Area 2020 Voter Guide
By: Will White
It’s 2020 and a huge election year. The upcoming state and national elections may be one of the most defining elections in U.S. history—but it doesn’t stop at the presidential election. In addition to the candidates on your... Read More
Living our mission at the ballot box–yes on 15
By: Kevin Zwick
As a nonprofit leader, I’ve always strongly believed that nonprofit organizations cannot truly meet their missions through programmatic work alone. For United Way Bay Area to meet our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and strengthening the... Read More
Backpack Drive Delivers 600+ Kits to Bay Area Families
By: Tamara Orozco
Despite the uncertainty of school reopenings, United Way Bay Area moved forward (virtually, of course!) with our annual Backpack and School Supply Drive to support youth who couldn’t afford the tools to start the year off on the... Read More
Text “RENTSOS” To 211-211: Know Your Rights As A Renter
By: United Ways of California
With the passage of the new statewide eviction moratorium – the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 (AB 3088) – Californians across the state are all scrambling to understand what the law means for them.... Read More
Meeting the Moment in the Fight Against Poverty
By: Kevin Zwick
Stepping into the role of CEO of United Way Bay Area takes my professional journey full circle, as we collectively meet this moment in history. Right now fire fighters across our region continue to battle blazes in the... Read More
Volunteer: 2020 Census Phone Banking & No-Knock Canvassing
By: Stephanie Kim
Help support a complete and accurate count of our communities! The 2020 Census wraps up on September 30 and we are making a final push towards ensuring everyone is included. Get Involved UWBA is seeking volunteers who can... Read More
CEO Kevin Zwick: ‘My First Six Weeks on the Job’
By: Kevin Zwick
When I accepted the position as CEO of United Way Bay Area in June of 2020, I knew there would be big challenges ahead. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequities in our region and the lack of... Read More