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

The NFL and UWBA Kickoff ‘Character Playbook’

In response to the growing issue of bullying across the nation, United Way Bay Area (UWBA) teamed up with the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders to launch the Character Playbook, an interactive, digital program, training middle...

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Basic Needs | United Way Bay Area

Help Those Affected By Northern California Wildfires

Several Northern California counties were devastated by wildfires yesterday, including Sonoma, Napa, Yuba, and Mendocino — covering 73,000 acres as of Tuesday morning. United Way Bay Area is saddened by the devastation these fires have caused, affecting our...

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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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Jobs | Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Can Gorillas Help Fight Poverty?

  What is the Koko Challenge?   The Koko Challenge is a way for Bay Area law firms to have some fun and competition while giving back to their community. The challenge is between participating law firms (and...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

For the Love of Law

With a first professional job or internship comes skill-building, confidence, and according to Emma Nakayoshi, the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in school to the real world. Emma joined United Way Bay Area’s youth employment program, MatchBridge...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

4 Motivational Quotes from The Equity Forum

UWBA’s first ever Equity Forum was a day full of excitement, learning, discussion, and action. Nonprofit professionals from across the Bay Area gathered at the Microsoft Conference Center to discuss systemic barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty,...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area

United We Dream

This week, after months of speculation, the federal administration announced the termination of the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was implemented in 2012 by executive order under President Obama to provide some immigrants who were...

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United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

How to Help Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey

United Way Bay Area stands with those affected by Hurricane Harvey, a storm of epic proportions AND the response needed is of epic proportions. The Texas and Louisiana communities affected are currently in response mode, assessing the needs...

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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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