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THE 2021 REAL COST MEASURE REPORT

The 2021 Real Cost Measure Report again reveals the true high cost of living in the Bay Area and in California.   United Ways of…

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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 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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CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN SUPPLY AND DEMAND

  One of United Way Bay Area’s toughest fights is helping individuals and families afford and access food and other basic needs. In a region as…

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New, Family-Centered Coaching at SparkPoint Centers

United Way Bay Area’s (UWBA) financial stability program SparkPoint is in an exciting moment of growth and change. In addition to expanding our impact at…

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Meeting the Moment in the Fight Against Poverty

Stepping into the role of CEO of United Way Bay Area takes my professional journey full circle, as we collectively meet this moment in history….

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SparkPoint Celebrates 10 Successful Years

In 2009, United Way Bay Area had a vision: empower struggling Bay Area residents to rise above their financial challenges and build a brighter future…

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1 District, 3 SparkPoint Centers

  A SparkPoint Center for every community college in San Mateo County Students and community members in San Mateo County will soon have access to…

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When the student becomes the teacher.

Ramona relates to parents in her class because she’s been there—literally. Like many people living in poverty, Ramona believed she was stuck working labor-intensive, minimum-wage…

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United Way Report Finds 1 in 3 California Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

United Way Real Cost Measure Finds 1 in 3 California Households Struggle to Afford Basic Needs   United Ways of California released a new, statewide…

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