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INNOVATING PARTICIPATORY GRANTMAKING THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED VOICES.

Philanthropists and United Way Bay Area’s new Community Ambassadors Council come together to inform grant making decisions.   January 27, 2022 In December, UWBA hosted…

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA JOINS FORCES WITH ALE INDUSTRIES

Cheers for a Cause raises awareness and funds for UWBA SparkPoint centers.   Oakland’s longest-running brewery, Ale Industries, partnered with United Way Bay Area (UWBA)…

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A SEASON OF HOPE AMID CHALLENGING TIMES

By Kevin Zwick, CEO   As 2021 comes to a close, the holiday season is in full swing, and many of us are taking time…

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AS FOOD PRICES RISE, UWBA CONTINUES OUR FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER

By Kevin Zwick   At this stage in our pandemic recovery, typical economic indicators are pointing upwards, including new hires and wage gains. Despite these…

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PAYING RENT IS STILL A CHALLENGE PART 3 OF A 3-PART SERIES

Did you know that over 148,000 Bay Area residents are NOT caught up on their rent payments?   This article is the last in our…

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PAYING RENT IS STILL A CHALLENGE PART 1

Did you know that over 148,000 Bay Area residents are NOT caught up on their rent payments?   Last year, United Way Bay Area worked…

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THE CHILD TAX CREDIT: AN EQUITABLE SOLUTION TO HELP KIDS THRIVE

  By: Kevin Zwick A year ago this month, I came to United Way Bay Area inspired by this organization’s 100-year history tackling the root…

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HOW I BECAME AN ADVOCATE THROUGH WOMEN UNITED

  By: Barbara Bennett I never ever imagined myself being a “lobbyist.” But for a day in mid-February last year (right before the California State…

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RESILIENCE AND HOPE IN SAN JOSE

  By: Mandy Lew In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, San Jose has been hit particularly hard. Santa Clara County was among the first…

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COMMEMORATING WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

By Traci Young, Labor Liaison to United Way Bay Area; Community Services Director, Contra Costa Labor Council AFL-CIO   Fifty years ago, on April 28th…

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