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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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Moments That Last a Lifetime

  Loretta Walker has a long history of involvement in the communities she has lived, as evidenced by her years of service with numerous charitable, civic, and cultural organizations. She is currently the Chair of the United Way...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Live United, Rise Together

  Guest Post By: Mary Kelly Persyn, Women United Member & Founder and Principal, Persyn Law & Policy   Live United, Rise Together: United Ways of California’s Capitol Day   Everyone knows that the San Francisco Bay Area presents a...

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Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Local Law Firms Rise to The Challenge

  Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP hosted this year’s Koko Challenge Awards Ceremony. Christie Emberley, UWBA’s Development Officer, sheds some light on the back story of this beloved annual event, which recognizes local law firms for contributions to...

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Impact | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

100 Families Lifted Out of Poverty

Just over a month ago, we set the bar high. We asked you to help us pull 100 families out of poverty by the end of December. Fighting poverty locally is what we do, and experience has taught...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Mayors and Community Leaders Honor Local Heroes at Believe

  Thank you for attending Believe 2015, and thank you for your continued support of our work here in the Bay Area! The night was an inspiring and moving celebration of our community’s leaders, heroes and visionaries in...

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