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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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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