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A Light in One of Our Darkest Times

How SparkPoint’s Bundled Service Model Changed How We View Support & Success By Nicole Harden, UWBA Vice President of Economic Success It was 2009. We…

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Surviving Invisible Chains

How Economic Abuse Contributes to the Cycle of Poverty     “I wanted to leave for years, but I wasn’t allowed to work or have…

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A House for Me

Give Today The Road to UWBA’s Housing Justice Initiative By Ena Li, Senior Vice President, United Way Bay Area Image by Charlotte Li In the…

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In Case of an Emergency

How UWBA Partners Help the Bay Area Stay Ready     Living in the Bay Area comes with its perks: plenty of access to nature…

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UWBA Back-to-School Drive 2022

How School Supplies Helps Families in Need Stay Afloat 4 minute read School is back in session! This means excitement runs high, as does the…

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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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Targeted Volunteerism

3 Key Takeaways from UWBA’s Week-of-Caring United Way Bay Area (UWBA) has always recognized the gap between community needs and access to resources. In fact,…

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EAN: Access to Basic Needs Support

Why It Remains Crucial in a Post Pandemic World By Laura Escobar An unexpected medical crisis, reduced hours or a lay-off at work, an unusually…

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Volunteers in Action 2021
From Helpline to 211

33 Years of Basic Needs and Emergency Relief By Laura Escobar June 1st marked my 33rd year of working with United Way Bay Area (UWBA)….

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A Look Back at Housing Justice

  A look back at housing justice in the Bay Area’s Black communities with Urban League of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.   The…

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