Advocacy | Education | Impact

Living our mission at the ballot box–yes on 15

As a nonprofit leader, I’ve always strongly believed that nonprofit organizations cannot truly meet their missions through programmatic work alone. For United Way Bay Area to meet our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and strengthening the...

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Education | Empowering Youth | Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Free Financial Coaching for Every Community College Student in San Mateo County

SparkPoint at College of San Mateo Aims to Foster Financial Independence Among Students Where can families, students and others find one-stop free financial services to help them get out of debt, save money and become financially self-sufficient? SparkPoint....

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Education | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

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 an incredible new resource: SparkPoint at College of San Mateo (CSM). When this...

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Education | Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

The NFL and UWBA Kickoff ‘Character Playbook’

In response to the growing issue of bullying across the nation, United Way Bay Area (UWBA) teamed up with the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders to launch the Character Playbook, an interactive, digital program, training middle...

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Education | Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area

Support Opportunity Youth Reengagement Month

August generally marks the end of summer as students and parents, filled with a sense of excitement and expectations, get ready for the school year ahead. For many, back to school is an annual tradition of shopping for...

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Education | Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Creating Opportunity for Family

  A Two-Generation Approach   Children living in poverty are five times more likely to drop out of high school than their higher-income peers, and only nine percent will obtain a college degree. Even in the prosperous Bay...

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Basic Needs | Education | Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

You Are Not Alone

  Overcoming Financial Hardship Bay Area resident Dung Pham was once a single mother struggling to find time to graduate from school and build a better future for her daughter. For help, she called 211 where a trained...

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