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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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

8 Ways to Spread Love In Your Community

United Way Bay Area needs your heart, your hands, and your willingness to help, all throughout the year in various volunteer opportunities. Join us as we consider this holiday season: what is our role in ensuring that our...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Time To Get United

  United Way Bay Area family,   No matter what your political perspective, it is clear that the results of the recent presidential election have revealed a divided country. There are strong, varied feelings on all sides of...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

“This Is The Time”

Gloria Bruce, executive director of East Bay Housing Organizations, dedicates her days to leading policy and coalition campaigns to preserve, protect, and expand affordable housing opportunities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In all her years of deep...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Our First Ever Poverty-Fighting Mascot Dance Off

  What can make the San Francisco 49ers’ Sourdough Sam and the Oakland A’s Stomper get down and boogie on San Francisco’s Market Street? It’s the annual United Way Bay Area (UWBA) Koko Challenge, which annually engages the...

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