Basic Needs | Impact | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

It Could Happen to You, Too

Everything can change in a heartbeat—just ask SparkPoint Oakland client Crystal. It started in 2012 when Crystal was injured at her job and became physically unable to work. In the ensuing years, she totaled her car in an...

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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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Basic Needs | Jobs | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

EKS Volunteers Give Back In A Meaningful Way

For the 16th year, low- to moderate-income residents of the Bay Area are afforded the opportunity to have their taxes prepared for free through the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) program. United Way is proud to...

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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 | 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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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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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

4 Motivational Quotes from The Equity Forum

UWBA’s first ever Equity Forum was a day full of excitement, learning, discussion, and action. Nonprofit professionals from across the Bay Area gathered at the Microsoft Conference Center to discuss systemic barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty,...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

What Do You Stand For?

“What is your stand?”   With that question, Dr. Monica Sharma launched the Leadership Equity and Opportunity (LEO) Summit. The 73 participants, drawn from nonprofit organizations across the Bay Area, were, for several moments, speechless. We—myself included—weren’t quite...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

National Service Programs are Critical in the Fight Against Poverty

The “America First Blueprint Budget” was released by the White House in March and calls for the elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Corporation for National and Community Service is home to several important...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Feeding the Bay Area, One Bag of Food at a Time

Millions of Americans live each day with uncertainty of where their next meal will come from. According to the California Association of Food Banks, 1 in 8 residents face food insecurity, which includes 2.1 million children. These are...

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