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Building Towards Regional Solutions

Putting the Pieces Together   By East Bay Housing Organizations   Bay Area jurisdictions have had a piecemeal approach to addressing the housing affordability crisis…

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The Need for Voices Like Mine

Rachel Reese on Being a UWBA Ambassador     Originally from Harlem, New York, I come from humble beginnings. My parents had a 3rd-grade education…

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In the news: September 29, 2023

Kevin Zwick (CEO – United Way Bay Area) – Speaks about housing in the Bay Area in an opinion piece for the Mercury News The…

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Over 2,000 Bay Area Children Thrive Thanks to Collective Efforts

UWBA Backpack Drive 2023 What began as an endeavor to equip over 2,200 Bay Area students with essential school supplies turned into a remarkable example…

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United Way Bay Area Statement – September 14 2023

STATEMENT: United Way Bay Area *ecstatic* the California Legislature advances ACA 1 to the November Ballot   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Caitlin McShane (415)…

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Financial Support & Coaching Improves Graduation Rates

New Research: Financial support and coaching improves persistence and graduation rates for community college students by 86% A new evaluation of United Way Bay Area’s…

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New Study Reveals Giving Disparities

Understanding Disparities and ReThinking Resources By: Kelly Batson, UWBA Chief Community Impact Officer At United Way Bay Area (UWBA), our hopes and dreams to break…

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What to Watch for 2023

6 California Bills to Keep an Eye On *State Legislative Update* This year, United Way Bay Area is continuing to track state legislation that would…

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This is the Work!

A conversation with Kelly Batson on Values, Adapting, and Creating Lasting Impact   As the Chief Community Impact Officer, and a driving force behind United…

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UWBA Earns Guidestar 2023 Platinum Rating

Commitment to Transparency Recognized By Nonprofit Watchdog We are thrilled to share United Way Bay Area (UWBA) has recently achieved the Candid Guidestar 2023 Platinum…

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