Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

“This Is The Time”

Gloria Bruce, executive director of East Bay Housing Organizations, dedicates her days to leading policy and coalition campaigns to preserve, protect, and expand affordable housing opportunities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In all her years of deep...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Our First Ever Poverty-Fighting Mascot Dance Off

  What can make the San Francisco 49ers’ Sourdough Sam and the Oakland A’s Stomper get down and boogie on San Francisco’s Market Street? It’s the annual United Way Bay Area (UWBA) Koko Challenge, which annually engages the...

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Partners | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

TI and UWBA Launch New SparkPoint Center

  United Way Bay Area (UWBA) announced today that Texas Instruments (TI) has granted $1 million to fund the first SparkPoint center in the South Bay, which will help address the wide income gap in Santa Clara County....

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

UWBA Endorses Two Affordable Housing Ballot Measures

  As a regional leader on issues of poverty and financial security, United Way Bay Area is entering a new area of advocacy by endorsing two affordable housing ballot measures for this November’s election.   While UWBA has...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Paying It Forward

  Every September Cindy Vu motivates her staff at Wells Fargo to take part in United Way Bay Area’s fundraising and volunteer events, which benefit local nonprofit organizations with the goal of alleviating poverty throughout eight counties in...

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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Moments That Last a Lifetime

  Loretta Walker has a long history of involvement in the communities she has lived, as evidenced by her years of service with numerous charitable, civic, and cultural organizations. She is currently the Chair of the United Way...

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Advocacy | Health | United Way Bay Area

Health4All Lobby Day

On May 16, UWBA Public Policy staff joined a diverse coalition of advocates from across California for the Health4All lobby day in Sacramento. Organized by the All Care Alliance, a diverse group of health and social justice advocates,...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Live United, Rise Together

  Guest Post By: Mary Kelly Persyn, Women United Member & Founder and Principal, Persyn Law & Policy   Live United, Rise Together: United Ways of California’s Capitol Day   Everyone knows that the San Francisco Bay Area presents a...

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Advocacy | Health | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

UWBA Takes On Sacramento

  It’s that time of the year again –United Ways of California’s annual Capitol Day in Sacramento. On April 12th, United Way of the Bay Area will join United Ways from across the state to convene in the...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area

January 29th is EITC Awareness Day

  Mary is a single mother—no easy role. Raising four children on a single income in San Francisco presents problems that would challenge even the most financially secure household. Thankfully, Mary gets some much-needed help from refundable tax...

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