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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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Disrupting Bay Area Poverty Daily

  I grew up in poverty, living in public housing, facing the everyday challenges of making ends meet. Like a debilitating illness, poverty can rob an individual, a family, and a community of material, mental, and emotional hope....

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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

“To those who are given much, much is expected”

  United Way Bay Area (UWBA) board member Kailesh Karavadra, who is the San Jose Office Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP (EY), recently shared an analogy that compares a bamboo tree’s growth cycle to uplifting communities...

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Basic Needs | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Who You Gonna Call? 211

  A destructive fire. Domestic violence. Tax help. Rental assistance. Life transitions. Who can you call if you have an issue that may range from simply needing more information to a possibly life-changing crisis? The answer: 211, a...

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Basic Needs | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Current State of Poverty in the Bay Area

United Way Bay Area represents one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, a diverse community known not only for its great wealth, innovation, and highly educated workforce, but also increasingly known for wage inequality, skyrocketing housing...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

It’s Winter Wonderland

Deck the Halls and Frost the Cookies   “There are so many really frivolous holiday parties, and this really felt like more of the right way to celebrate the season,” says Eric Armstrong, member of the Emerging Leaders...

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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

A Vision of UWBA’s Future

  A candid talk with eight-year board member and start-up builder extraordinaire, Noah Lichtenstein, about UWBA’s successes and struggles–and his plans to make it even better.     Do you have any ideas of how United Way Bay...

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