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Racial Equity & Housing in the Bay Area

Homelessness has been on the rise for decades and there are more than 32,000 homeless individuals in the Bay Area. According to Housing and Urban…

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COVID-19 Community Relief: Our Impact

At the beginning of the pandemic, United Way Bay Area launched our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support the short- and long-term response and recovery…

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DAY OF ACTION: United Way Bay Area Hosts Virtual Career Exploration for Oakland Youth

Figuring out a career path is hard for most people but systemic barriers make it even more difficult for youth of color to expand their…

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Volunteering in the Time of COVID-19

Volunteers are a critical part of United Way Bay Area’s mission to help break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area. COVID-19 is affecting…

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When Crisis Demands Immediate Action

When local public health officials ordered the Shelter In Place of six Bay Area counties — a necessary step to stop the catastrophic spread of…

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800,000 Pounds of Food Is Just the Beginning

Even in a typical year, West Valley Community Services distributes about 800,000 pounds of food to hungry people, all with the help of about 600…

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Resilience and Hope in San Jose

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, San Jose has been hit particularly hard. Santa Clara County was among the first to shelter in place….

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Living United, Giving United

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end 2019 than by bringing our generous community together for the holidays in support of hundreds…

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Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2019

New United Way Report Finds More Than 1 in 3 Households in California Struggle to Meet Basic Needs Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost…

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Emerging Leaders Fighting Poverty

Read how one of UWBA’s Emerging Leaders is helping fight Bay Area poverty. Meet Oscar Alvarez. He is a new member of the Steering Committee…

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