Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

On June 5, Bay Area Voters Can Make Their Voices Heard

On June 5, 2018 registered Bay Area voters will have the opportunity to make their voices heard. At UWBA, we value our Public Policy work and aim to inform and educate voters on key issues that address the...

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Advocacy | Basic Needs | Impact | Partners | Poverty

Creating A More Equitable Bay Area

On April 20, 2018, more than 275 community leaders from across the Bay Area came together in Petaluma for the Rise Together 2018 Opportunity Summit. The tone of the event was set early on by keynote speaker and...

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Impact | Philanthropy

A Cloud Platform to Change the World

“Philanthropy Cloud, a collaboration of Salesforce.org and United Way Worldwide, aims to connect every aspect of charitable giving through a network of individuals, corporations, and nonprofits to drive social good. It’s a vision both organizations have been pondering...

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Advocacy | Impact

California Makes Voting More Accessible and Convenient

    California has made it easier for voters to submit their ballots thanks to the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA). Approved by lawmakers in 2016, the VCA significantly changes the way voters in several California counties will cast...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

4 Ways You Can Support Your Community This Month

If you’ve been looking for ways to get involved in your local community–look no further. UWBA social impact volunteer opportunities are abundant! Over the last few weeks, volunteers hosted a clothing drive that collected nearly 100 pounds of...

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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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