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WORKING TOGETHER ON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) would like to send a huge thank you to all the individuals and groups who volunteered during 2020-2021. Despite the…

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HOME IS WHERE THE START IS

  By: Kevin Zwick Growing up, having a safe and stable home meant that my sister and I had a sturdy foundation on which to…

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FROM VOLUNTEER TO CLIENT TO STAFF

Carmen learned the value of SparkPoint financial coaching firsthand; now she’s helping others to do the same.   Carmen was dropping off her son at…

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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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EITC – The April 15th Tax-Day Deadline Has Been Extended

Did you know that one of the biggest and most successful poverty-fighting programs happens at tax time? The Earned Income Tax Credit, (EITC for short),…

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New UWBA Report Looks at Health and Wealth Connection During COVID-19

United Way Bay Area’s latest report, SparkPoint Programming During COVID-19: An Assessment of the Health-Wealth Connection, describes the impact of COVID-19 on our SparkPoint program’s…

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Report: UWBA’s SparkPoint Improves Student Persistence at Community Colleges

Staying in school has never been more difficult. But SparkPoint knows how to get students back on track.  United Way Bay Area’s SparkPoint program is…

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CalSavers Retirement Savings: How One Oakland Coffee House Is Supporting Its Workers

CalSavers is California’s state-sponsored workplace retirement savings program that makes it easy for small business employees to save for their futures. Through automatic payroll contributions…

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Fighting Homelessness – One Person, One Cup, One Neighborhood at a Time

This holiday season, you can double your impact on the fight against homelessness! When you give to United Way between December 1-31, 2019, The Starbucks…

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From Volunteer to Client to Staff

Carmen learned the value of SparkPoint financial coaching firsthand; now she’s helping others to do the same. Carmen was dropping off her son at preschool…

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