Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Tax Season is Here

  Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Is Back At It!   “And just when I think I’m gonna die–I start volunteering,” Kelly Batson says. She’s sitting in her office at United Way, taking 20 minutes away from...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

We All Rise When Immigrant Workers Succeed

  The long standing Labor-United Way Partnership annually combines the power of more than 12.5 million working families and their communities who work towards a shared vision where everyone has the opportunity to reach their highest potential.  ...

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Advocacy | Health | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Public Policy: A Year in Review

This has been a year of stark contrasts, one in which massive gains have been made for California’s working families, as well as one of the most divisive election cycles we’ve seen in a generation. While the gains...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

How to Educate Community Members on Alternatives to Payday Lending

Living in poverty is challenging and is often compounded during the holidays. A major cause is the proliferation of predatory payday lending, which one coalition of 40 partners, including United Way Bay Area (UWBA), is working to mitigate...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

“This Is The Time”

Gloria Bruce, executive director of East Bay Housing Organizations, dedicates her days to leading policy and coalition campaigns to preserve, protect, and expand affordable housing opportunities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In all her years of deep...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

UWBA Endorses Two Affordable Housing Ballot Measures

  As a regional leader on issues of poverty and financial security, United Way Bay Area is entering a new area of advocacy by endorsing two affordable housing ballot measures for this November’s election.   While UWBA has...

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Advocacy | Health | United Way Bay Area

Health4All Lobby Day

On May 16, UWBA Public Policy staff joined a diverse coalition of advocates from across California for the Health4All lobby day in Sacramento. Organized by the All Care Alliance, a diverse group of health and social justice advocates,...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Live United, Rise Together

  Guest Post By: Mary Kelly Persyn, Women United Member & Founder and Principal, Persyn Law & Policy   Live United, Rise Together: United Ways of California’s Capitol Day   Everyone knows that the San Francisco Bay Area presents a...

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Advocacy | Health | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

UWBA Takes On Sacramento

  It’s that time of the year again –United Ways of California’s annual Capitol Day in Sacramento. On April 12th, United Way of the Bay Area will join United Ways from across the state to convene in the...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area

January 29th is EITC Awareness Day

  Mary is a single mother—no easy role. Raising four children on a single income in San Francisco presents problems that would challenge even the most financially secure household. Thankfully, Mary gets some much-needed help from refundable tax...

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