Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

From Volunteer to Client to Staff

Carmen learned the value of SparkPoint financial coaching firsthand; now she’s helping others to do the same. Carmen was dropping off her son at preschool when she first spotted United Way’s SparkPoint across the street. She went to...

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Jobs | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Tacos for the Win

Through hard work and a little help from SparkPoint, Jesse started his own catering business; now he’s paying it forward. When hard times hit, Jesse—like many in the Bay Area—struggled to find well-paying work. Soon he and his...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Making Retirement Savings Accessible For All

UWBA and CalSavers Launch New Retirement Savings Program for Millions of Californians Lacking Access United Way Bay Area, in partnership with CalSavers, recently hosted the CalSavers Bay Area event to raise awareness about a new retirement savings program...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Artist-friendly, Free Tax Preparation

Gina is a San Francisco-based artist who got her taxes done with United Way’s free tax prep program, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!. See what she loves about it.    

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Who says taxes can’t be easy?

See why Alice is all smiles about United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program.     Meet Alice. She lives in the Tenderloin and has been coming to get help with her taxes for the past...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

SparkPoint at Community College: A Bright Spot in the Bay Area

In our last post, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary of SparkPoint, the life-changing program that’s helping struggling Bay Area residents move up the economic ladder. At SparkPoint, individuals can receive financial coaching, debt-reduction help, career counseling and access to...

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Impact | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

SparkPoint Celebrates 10 Successful Years

In 2009, United Way Bay Area had a vision: empower struggling Bay Area residents to rise above their financial challenges and build a brighter future for themselves and their families. Today, SparkPoint provides financial coaching, career counseling, credit...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area Helps Launch Retirement Savings Program

CalSavers offers California workers an easy way to save for retirement. In November 2018, UWBA helped launch CalSavers, a pilot program that will offer an estimated 7 million workers in California the opportunity to contribute to an Individual...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

When there’s nobody else to call, we’re here for you.

Our free 211 helpline connects those in need, like Sara, with those who can help. When crisis hits and survival mode kicks in, it’s hard to think straight, to know where to turn for help. That’s where Sara*...

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Education | Empowering Youth | Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Free Financial Coaching for Every Community College Student in San Mateo County

SparkPoint at College of San Mateo Aims to Foster Financial Independence Among Students Where can families, students and others find one-stop free financial services to help them get out of debt, save money and become financially self-sufficient? SparkPoint....

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