Advocacy | Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

A Thriving California For All, Not Just A Few

The 2018 legislative session is starting in Sacramento and advocates from across the state will connect with leaders in the Capitol about shared policy priorities. UWBA believes California is ripe for opportunity in two areas that support policies...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

A Path Forward Despite College Debt

Kim dropped out of college with $80,000 in loan debt, no degree, and feeling hopeless. Anxious and depressed, Kim was looking for a no-cost way to improve her situation and United Ways’ SparkPoint center sounded like a perfect...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Taxes are hard. We make it easy.

UWBA is proud to announce that our Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) program is now in its 16th year of assisting low- to moderate-income Bay Area residents with free tax preparation. Last year, thanks to the...

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Thriving Adults

Taxes made easy with new drop-off service for busy families

Earn it! Keep it! Save it! (EKS), a program of United Way Bay Area (UWBA), provides free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. Last year, more than 2,000 trained volunteers provided free tax preparation for...

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Advocacy | Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Donors Tell How IRA Gift Benefits Them & United Way

Kathy and Mike, long-time United Way supporters, are making their first Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) ever this holiday season. They’ve chosen to write a sizable check directly from Kathy’s IRA to United Way Bay Area. The two Alameda...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Congress Could Miss Opportunity to Help Workers with Tax Reform

Last month the White House, along with Republican congressional leadership unveiled their long-awaited blueprint for tax reform. The document, “Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code” lays out the majority party’s priorities for a major overhaul of...

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

Buy Into You With SaverLife

At United Way, we think having a savings account is a good idea. Not only do we think it is a good idea, but we think it is an integral part of helping people get out of poverty....

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

California Working Families Win

While the federal policy landscape continues to be challenging for people trying to make ends meet, California plans to expand opportunities for working-class families as UWBA and its partners across the state scored a huge win with a...

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Empowering Youth | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

The Safety Net Caught Me

  Growing up in public housing as an only child with a single mom in the Fillmore District of San Francisco was not easy. My mother worked hard everyday as we struggled to make ends meet. She ensured...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

From Homelessness to Financial Stability

  Betty is someone who knows first-hand the challenges of being a single mom. She is currently raising her eight-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter and paying the rent and putting food on the table is incredibly difficult on...

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