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Your Tax Questions Answered

A Guide to Free Tax Help and Tax Credit 3 Minute Read Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused about the tax filing process? You’re not…

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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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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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SparkPoint’s 3rd Annual Education Convening

 Promoting Opportunity, Economic Mobility and Academic Success by Supporting Basic Needs   The United Way Bay Area’s (UWBA) SparkPoint program held their third annual Education…

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CHILD POVERTY IS A POLICY CHOICE, BUT ON TAX DAY, PARENTS TAKE CHARGE

CHILD POVERTY IS A POLICY CHOICE, BUT ON TAX DAY, PARENTS TAKE CHARGE By Kevin Zwick, CEO April 15, 2022 The pandemic has made it…

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HOW COVID-19 AND HOUSING INSECURITY ARE IMPACTING COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

  By: Ilaf Esuf 71% of our 2-1-1 callers impacted by COVID-19 and housing insecurity are communities of color. Yes, a roof above our head…

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TURNING THE PAGE…

By: Kevin Zwick Like many of you, this month I experienced the incredible relief of receiving my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This certainly…

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MAKING AN IMPACT DURING TAX SEASON

Zimka, a volunteer, helps families in the Bay Area get the tax refund they deserve – for free.   Zimka, a Bay Area tax accountant,…

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TOGETHER WE ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE – OUR 2020 IMPACT REPORT

By: Kevin Zwick 2020 Impact Report (PDF) Through the generous support of donors, volunteers, and partners like you, United Way Bay Area was able to…

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