United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Be Kind to One Another

As we reflect on some of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history, we feel compelled to unite our constituency around our shared values that we have demonstrated for more than 90 years. We also stand firmly...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Spotlight: Zac Siriboon, Assurance Services at Ernst & Young

Zac Siriboon is a dynamic and motivated young professional. He’s starting his third year with EY and recently became a UWBA Emerging Leader, giving him the opportunity to focus on his altruistic passions by connecting underserved youth to resources...

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Education | Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area

Support Opportunity Youth Reengagement Month

August generally marks the end of summer as students and parents, filled with a sense of excitement and expectations, get ready for the school year ahead. For many, back to school is an annual tradition of shopping for...

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Advocacy | Basic Needs | United Way Bay Area

VITA Advocates to the Rescue

Earlier this summer, UWBA got wind of an appropriations bill proposed in the House Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee that would have slashed the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) funding in half, from $15 million in...

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Spotlight: Lauren Sartwell, Women United Steering Committee Member

  Lauren Sartwell has a long history of supporting her community and knows United Way’s call to action very well as she annually gives, volunteers, and advocates for the many social impact issues UWBA tackles daily, which is...

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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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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Spotlight: Jack Avery, Public Policy Intern at UWBA

A recent graduate from UCLA and Public Policy intern at UWBA, Jack Avery is a motivated young professional ready to tackle his career. His journey with UWBA didn’t start with this summer internship though. Jack was previously a...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

A Lesson in Life Skills

Landing a Job   Standing in the room at the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Neighborhood Fair at Larkin Street Youth Services, one could feel the excitement and eagerness of attendees which included youth looking for jobs and San Francisco...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Spotlight: Erik Kristjanson, Client Development at McKinsey & Company

Erik Kristjanson shines as a UWBA Emerging Leader. By day, he works within the New Ventures Client Development team at McKinsey & Company (a global management consulting firm) and in his spare time he is an active member...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

What Do You Stand For?

“What is your stand?”   With that question, Dr. Monica Sharma launched the Leadership Equity and Opportunity (LEO) Summit. The 73 participants, drawn from nonprofit organizations across the Bay Area, were, for several moments, speechless. We—myself included—weren’t quite...

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