Partners | United Way Bay Area

Something Magical is Brewing

There’s something magical that happens when we meet people who are willing to roll up their sleeves a little bit higher, dig a little deeper into their pockets, and open up their hearts a little wider in support...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

National Service Programs are Critical in the Fight Against Poverty

The “America First Blueprint Budget” was released by the White House in March and calls for the elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Corporation for National and Community Service is home to several important...

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Education | Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Creating Opportunity for Family

  A Two-Generation Approach   Children living in poverty are five times more likely to drop out of high school than their higher-income peers, and only nine percent will obtain a college degree. Even in the prosperous Bay...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Spotlight: Sherry Tennyson

  Born and raised in San Francisco, Sherry Tennyson has seen the city grow throughout the years.   “What I love most about San Francisco is the diversity,” said Tennyson. “There’s so many folks from so many different...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

A Day with Barbara Siemer

  A Life of Philanthropy   Barbara Siemer, the co-founder of the Siemer Institute, is a busy – and brilliant – woman. In addition to providing multi-year grants, and building partnerships with United Ways across the country in...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Feeding the Bay Area, One Bag of Food at a Time

Millions of Americans live each day with uncertainty of where their next meal will come from. According to the California Association of Food Banks, 1 in 8 residents face food insecurity, which includes 2.1 million children. These are...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Meet Bob Walker

  Bob Walker is one of United Way’s newest board members and comes from a long legacy of supporters from Hewlett-Packard, where he annually donated through his workplace campaign and has aligned public service experience to share with...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area

Why I Participate in California’s Capitol Day

  By: Sachin Ganpule, UWBA Emerging Leader and Staff Engineer at Dolby Labs   It’s not exactly “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (attending Capitol Day on behalf of United Way as I have for the past four years)...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

Investing In Our Youth

  Do you remember your first job? As members of the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ initiative, we sure do. These memories simultaneously make us laugh, cringe, and fill us with a sense of pride. After all, it’s the first job...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

When We Say We Fight For Everyone, We Mean It

  I often hear from the community that people do not understand what United Way Bay Area (UWBA) does—do we run workplace campaigns? Do we lead poverty-focused programs? Do we support other nonprofits? The answer to all of...

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