Education | Empowering Youth | Jobs | Partners | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Meet Mike.

Meet Mike. He’s a Target employee who volunteered with us at the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair to help Bay Area youth succeed. Hear why he was impressed and why volunteering is important. Watch the video.    

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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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Emerging Leaders | Empowering Youth | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Uniting Youth for Social Good

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is truly inspired by the movement of young people who are speaking out about social issues that impact their lives and communities. “It is incumbent upon us all to empower our young people...

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

More Than a Job Fair

As a partner in the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ initiative, we aim to meet youth where they’re at – whether that means ready for a job or ready to connect with re-entry programs or other support services. Many youth...

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

United Way & Salesforce Team Up to Transform Philanthropy

Imagine a social networking platform that allows corporate employees to get involved with social impact causes they care about, allows them to give to their favorite charities and see which causes are trending within their company. This new...

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Basic Needs | Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

When a Health Crisis Becomes a Housing Crisis

David and his teenage son, Steven arrived at Compass Family Shelter, a partner of United Way Bay Area after many long months sleeping in emergency shelters throughout San Francisco. Originally from Kentucky, the two hitchhiked to California in...

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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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Jobs | Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Can Gorillas Help Fight Poverty?

  What is the Koko Challenge?   The Koko Challenge is a way for Bay Area law firms to have some fun and competition while giving back to their community. The challenge is between participating law firms (and...

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Spotlight: Lauren Sartwell, Women United Steering Committee Member

  Lauren Sartwell has a long history of supporting her community and knows United Way’s call to action very well as she annually gives, volunteers, and advocates for the many social impact issues UWBA tackles daily, which is...

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Basic Needs | Partners | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Buy Into You With SaverLife

At United Way, we think having a savings account is a good idea. Not only do we think it is a good idea, but we think it is an integral part of helping people get out of poverty....

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