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HOW UWBA HELPS STUDENTS THRIVE

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area 3 minute read This month, thousands of Bay Area students return to school. It’s an exciting time…

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3 Important Policy Paths to Household Stability

UWBA’s Push for Economic Success, Housing, and 2-1-1 Infrastructure United Ways of California (UWCA) hosted its second Advocacy Summit on April 26, 2022. The two-day…

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UWBAs Housing Policy Watch

Breaking Down Critical Policies that Advocate for Affordable Housing in the Bay Area. The month of May is dedicated to affordable housing, a time to…

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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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