Advocacy | Health | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Public Policy: A Year in Review

This has been a year of stark contrasts, one in which massive gains have been made for California’s working families, as well as one of the most divisive election cycles we’ve seen in a generation. While the gains...

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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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Basic Needs | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Current State of Poverty in the Bay Area

United Way Bay Area represents one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, a diverse community known not only for its great wealth, innovation, and highly educated workforce, but also increasingly known for wage inequality, skyrocketing housing...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

United Way’s On Track Career Expo

Wrap Around Support To Stay On Track To Graduation   Figuring out a career path is hard for most people and for youth of color, systemic barriers make it even more difficult to stay on track. That’s why...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

It’s Winter Wonderland

Deck the Halls and Frost the Cookies   “There are so many really frivolous holiday parties, and this really felt like more of the right way to celebrate the season,” says Eric Armstrong, member of the Emerging Leaders...

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Empowering Youth | Partners | United Way Bay Area

A Day With The Raiders

“Whose first Raiders game is this?” Children’s hands shot up in Oracle Arena last Sunday when, before the Raiders vs Buffalo Bills game, more than 100 students from the Oakland Unified School District responded to legendary Raider’s alumnus,...

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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

A Vision of UWBA’s Future

  A candid talk with eight-year board member and start-up builder extraordinaire, Noah Lichtenstein, about UWBA’s successes and struggles–and his plans to make it even better.     Do you have any ideas of how United Way Bay...

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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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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

8 Ways to Spread Love In Your Community

United Way Bay Area needs your heart, your hands, and your willingness to help, all throughout the year in various volunteer opportunities. Join us as we consider this holiday season: what is our role in ensuring that our...

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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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