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California Makes Voting More Accessible and Convenient

    California has made it easier for voters to submit their ballots thanks to the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA). Approved by lawmakers in 2016,…

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4 Ways You Can Support Your Community This Month

If you’ve been looking for ways to get involved in your local community–look no further. UWBA social impact volunteer opportunities are abundant! Over the last…

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A Thriving California For All, Not Just A Few

The 2018 legislative session is starting in Sacramento and advocates from across the state will connect with leaders in the Capitol about shared policy priorities….

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A Path Forward Despite College Debt

Kim dropped out of college with $80,000 in loan debt, no degree, and feeling hopeless. Anxious and depressed, Kim was looking for a no-cost way…

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Another impactful year planned for Bay Area youth

United Way Bay Area continues to be a lead partner in our sixth year of the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Initiative. Through coordinated efforts of UWBA;…

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Top 10 Advocacy Wins of 2017

As we prepare for another busy year of advocacy, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate our 2017 wins. UWBA — alongside our volunteers…

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Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund Update

Here is a brief update (as of November 2, 2017) of the work that has been accomplished since the wildfires began and an outline of…

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Take Our Survey

    What do you think is the most important issue facing the Bay Area today? What role do you envision playing in strengthening our…

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When We Say We Fight For Everyone, We Mean It

  I often hear from the community that people do not understand what United Way Bay Area (UWBA) does—do we run workplace campaigns? Do we…

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Generous Law Firms and Gigantic Gorillas

  Koko Awards Ceremony   This past October 2016, something wackier than normal happened on Market Street in downtown San Francisco: a group of mascots…

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