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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Education | Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Creating Opportunity for Family

  A Two-Generation Approach   Children living in poverty are five times more likely to drop out of high school than their higher-income peers, and only nine percent will obtain a college degree. Even in the prosperous Bay...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Addressing the Skills Gap in California’s Workforce

  California assembly members Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) have jointly introduced AB 316, a bill that aims to strengthen workforce development in California, which is a bipartisan solution to address the skills gap in our state’s...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

How to Educate Community Members on Alternatives to Payday Lending

Living in poverty is challenging and is often compounded during the holidays. A major cause is the proliferation of predatory payday lending, which one coalition of 40 partners, including United Way Bay Area (UWBA), is working to mitigate...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Laying the Groundwork for Tax Season 2017

It may seem counter-intuitive, but offering free tax preparation services to low- to moderate-income families in the Bay Area can be an ideal space for innovation. Nowhere was this more evident than at the annual Earn It! Keep...

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