Emerging Leaders | Empowering Youth | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Uniting Youth for Social Good

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is truly inspired by the movement of young people who are speaking out about social issues that impact their lives and communities. “It is incumbent upon us all to empower our young people...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

More Than a Job Fair

As a partner in the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ initiative, we aim to meet youth where they’re at – whether that means ready for a job or ready to connect with re-entry programs or other support services. Many youth...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

4 Ways You Can Support Your Community This Month

If you’ve been looking for ways to get involved in your local community–look no further. UWBA social impact volunteer opportunities are abundant! Over the last few weeks, volunteers hosted a clothing drive that collected nearly 100 pounds of...

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Basic Needs | Jobs | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

EKS Volunteers Give Back In A Meaningful Way

For the 16th year, low- to moderate-income residents of the Bay Area are afforded the opportunity to have their taxes prepared for free through the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) program. United Way is proud to...

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

United Way & Salesforce.org Team Up to Transform Philanthropy

Imagine a social networking platform that allows corporate employees to get involved with social impact causes they care about, allows them to give to their favorite charities and see which causes are trending within their company. This new...

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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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United Way Bay Area

Uncles deserve better!

It’s starting to be a stereotype on television, in movies, and in advertising. The eccentric uncle comes for the holidays and disrupts dinner. It’s time to set the record straight. Uncles do a lot of good—quietly, thoughtfully, and...

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United Way Bay Area

Ken Edlin loved life. In every photo his smile is wide.

He loved his wife, Janine, a mademoiselle he met by chance on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ken and his cousin offered a young French woman and her friend a ride home one sunlit afternoon. Things clicked in...

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