Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area Takes the Fight for Working Families to Washington

Ever wonder what the best way is for one of the nation’s largest non-profit networks to affect change at the national level?  Easy—get 90 United Way leaders from 31 states to convene in Washington D.C. to meet with...

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

United Way Report Finds 1 in 3 California Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

United Way Real Cost Measure Finds 1 in 3 California Households Struggle to Afford Basic Needs   United Ways of California released a new, statewide poverty report called Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California...

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Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Save the Date 9.13.18

******** Updated 8/6/18 – United Way Bay Area is announcing cancellation of our Believe 2018 Awards Event, which was scheduled for September 13, 2018, in San Francisco. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Homeless college student finds financial help, housing, and hope.

Before SparkPoint, Sheyanne struggled in transitional housing, rehab, and college.   Like many of her peers, Sheyanne had her fair share of financial problems while attending college. Unlike most of her peers, Sheyenne had to balance attending her...

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Basic Needs | Impact | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

It Could Happen to You, Too

Everything can change in a heartbeat—just ask SparkPoint Oakland client Crystal. It started in 2012 when Crystal was injured at her job and became physically unable to work. In the ensuing years, she totaled her car in an...

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Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area

How to land a summer job.

Emma went to our Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair and didn’t know what to expect. Hear how she landed a job with Starbucks.  

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

On June 5, Bay Area Voters Can Make Their Voices Heard

On June 5, 2018 registered Bay Area voters will have the opportunity to make their voices heard. At UWBA, we value our Public Policy work and aim to inform and educate voters on key issues that address the...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Partners | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Meet Mike.

Target Employee Volunteers with UWBA Meet Mike. He’s a Target employee who volunteered with us at the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair to help Bay Area youth succeed. Hear why he was impressed and why volunteering is important....

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United Way Bay Area

Could You Still Be Eligible to Deduct Your Charitable Giving?

Among the many milestones we marked on April 17, 2018—the end of the 2017 tax filing season, the unprecedented breakdown of IRS computers, Daffy Duck turning eighty-one years old—was this one: It was the last time that as...

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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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