Advocacy | Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

A thriving California for all, not just a few

The 2018 legislative session is starting in Sacramento and advocates from across the state will connect with leaders in the Capitol about shared policy priorities. UWBA believes California is ripe for opportunity in two areas that support policies...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

A Path Forward Despite College Debt

Kim dropped out of college with $80,000 in loan debt, no degree, and feeling hopeless. Anxious and depressed, Kim was looking for a no-cost way to improve her situation and United Ways’ SparkPoint center sounded like a perfect...

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Empowering Youth | Impact | Jobs

Another impactful year planned for Bay Area youth

United Way Bay Area continues to be a lead partner in our sixth year of the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Initiative. Through coordinated efforts of UWBA; The San Francisco Mayor’s Office; San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Families;...

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Advocacy | Impact

Top 10 Advocacy Wins of 2017

As we prepare for another busy year of advocacy, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate our 2017 wins. UWBA — alongside our volunteers and coalition partners, met with local officials, state representatives, and members of Congress...

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Impact | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund Update

Here is a brief update (as of November 2, 2017) of the work that has been accomplished since the wildfires began and an outline of the work that will continue in supporting the rebuilding efforts.   211 Call...

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Impact | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Take Our Survey

    What do you think is the most important issue facing the Bay Area today? What role do you envision playing in strengthening our community? How do you want to join the fight to end poverty? UWBA...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

When We Say We Fight For Everyone, We Mean It

  I often hear from the community that people do not understand what United Way Bay Area (UWBA) does—do we run workplace campaigns? Do we lead poverty-focused programs? Do we support other nonprofits? The answer to all of...

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Impact | Partners | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Generous Law Firms and Gigantic Gorillas

  Koko Awards Ceremony   This past October 2016, something wackier than normal happened on Market Street in downtown San Francisco: a group of mascots getting down, all in the name of fighting poverty. Through this mascot dance-off,...

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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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Impact | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

100 Families Lifted Out of Poverty

Just over a month ago, we set the bar high. We asked you to help us pull 100 families out of poverty by the end of December. Fighting poverty locally is what we do, and experience has taught...

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