Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Tax Season is Here

  Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Is Back At It!   “And just when I think I’m gonna die–I start volunteering,” Kelly Batson says. She’s sitting in her office at United Way, taking 20 minutes away from...

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Basic Needs | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Who You Gonna Call? 211

  A destructive fire. Domestic violence. Tax help. Rental assistance. Life transitions. Who can you call if you have an issue that may range from simply needing more information to a possibly life-changing crisis? The answer: 211, a...

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Empowering Youth | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Engineering a Successful Future for Bay Area Youth

At the recent United Way On Track Career Expo in San Francisco, we caught up with Ravi Desphande, a field applications engineer with Texas Instruments (TI) in Sunnyvale, California. Ravi is a friendly, familiar face not only to...

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Impact | Partners | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Generous Law Firms and Gigantic Gorillas

  Koko Awards Ceremony   This past October 2016, something wackier than normal happened on Market Street in downtown San Francisco: a group of mascots getting down, all in the name of fighting poverty. Through this mascot dance-off,...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

We All Rise When Immigrant Workers Succeed

  The long standing Labor-United Way Partnership annually combines the power of more than 12.5 million working families and their communities who work towards a shared vision where everyone has the opportunity to reach their highest potential.  ...

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Volunteer Champion for the Holidays and the All-Days

  Spotlight: Daniel Lee, District Manager at Starbucks   Daniel Lee is a district manager for Starbucks. He loves his job, and he’s good at it (as he himself says). Yet again, he volunteered his time with United...

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Advocacy | Health | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Public Policy: A Year in Review

This has been a year of stark contrasts, one in which massive gains have been made for California’s working families, as well as one of the most divisive election cycles we’ve seen in a generation. While the gains...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

How to Educate Community Members on Alternatives to Payday Lending

Living in poverty is challenging and is often compounded during the holidays. A major cause is the proliferation of predatory payday lending, which one coalition of 40 partners, including United Way Bay Area (UWBA), is working to mitigate...

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Basic Needs | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Current State of Poverty in the Bay Area

United Way Bay Area represents one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, a diverse community known not only for its great wealth, innovation, and highly educated workforce, but also increasingly known for wage inequality, skyrocketing housing...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

United Way’s On Track Career Expo

Wrap Around Support To Stay On Track To Graduation   Figuring out a career path is hard for most people and for youth of color, systemic barriers make it even more difficult to stay on track. That’s why...

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