Education | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

1 District, 3 SparkPoint Centers

  A SparkPoint Center for every community college in San Mateo County Students and community members in San Mateo County will soon have access to an incredible new resource: SparkPoint at College of San Mateo (CSM). When this...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

A few hours given, a thousand dollars saved.

EKS volunteers help ensure struggling families get the tax refunds they deserve.   Zimka, a Bay Area tax accountant, used to take her job for granted—“I’d say, ‘I’m just a tax accountant.’” That all changed when she began...

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Basic Needs | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Mourning the loss of their child, fearing the loss of their home.

Jorge and his wife struggled when they lost their son and income; then they found EAN. Everyone experiences emergencies from time to time, but crisis can be especially devastating for low-income families—like Jorge’s. Jorge was born with cerebral...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Career Prep 2018

OCTOBER 5 / 10:30am – 1:30pm Join us for a day of networking and skills training! Ernst & Young volunteers are partnering with United Way Bay Area (UWBA) to host a job-skills training event for local Bay Area...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Tax season results are here!

United Way Bay Area’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program is part of a national effort to provide free tax preparation to working families and individuals by training volunteers to prepare tax returns and identify critical tax...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

From fighting for our nation to fighting to stay afloat.

Like many veterans today, Jonathon struggled to stay afloat before SparkPoint. Did you know that 1 in 3 California households struggles to afford basic needs? That’s according to United Ways of California’s new statewide poverty report, Struggling to...

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Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Raising credit scores and morale.

SparkPoint helped Dana move on from foreclosure, rejuvenate his finances—and life outlook.   Like a lot of our clients, Dana first came to SparkPoint during a time of transition—and stress—in his life. He and his wife had adopted...

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Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

When the student becomes the teacher.

Ramona relates to parents in her class because she’s been there—literally. Like many people living in poverty, Ramona believed she was stuck working labor-intensive, minimum-wage jobs for life. She was living and thinking day-to-day, and soon found herself...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

David went from a career-ending injury to running his own business. See how.     Often we think of poverty as something that afflicts others, but could never happen to us. The truth is that it could happen...

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

United Way Report Finds 1 in 3 California Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

United Way Real Cost Measure Finds 1 in 3 California Households Struggle to Afford Basic Needs   United Ways of California released a new, statewide poverty report called Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California...

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