Empowering Youth | Partners | United Way Bay Area

A Day With The Raiders

“Whose first Raiders game is this?” Children’s hands shot up in Oracle Arena last Sunday when, before the Raiders vs Buffalo Bills game, more than 100 students from the Oakland Unified School District responded to legendary Raider’s alumnus,...

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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

A Vision of UWBA’s Future

  A candid talk with eight-year board member and start-up builder extraordinaire, Noah Lichtenstein, about UWBA’s successes and struggles–and his plans to make it even better.     Do you have any ideas of how United Way Bay...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Laying the Groundwork for Tax Season 2017

It may seem counter-intuitive, but offering free tax preparation services to low- to moderate-income families in the Bay Area can be an ideal space for innovation. Nowhere was this more evident than at the annual Earn It! Keep...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

8 Ways to Spread Love In Your Community

United Way Bay Area needs your heart, your hands, and your willingness to help, all throughout the year in various volunteer opportunities. Join us as we consider this holiday season: what is our role in ensuring that our...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Time To Get United

  United Way Bay Area family,   No matter what your political perspective, it is clear that the results of the recent presidential election have revealed a divided country. There are strong, varied feelings on all sides of...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

“This Is The Time”

Gloria Bruce, executive director of East Bay Housing Organizations, dedicates her days to leading policy and coalition campaigns to preserve, protect, and expand affordable housing opportunities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In all her years of deep...

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Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Our First Ever Poverty-Fighting Mascot Dance Off

  What can make the San Francisco 49ers’ Sourdough Sam and the Oakland A’s Stomper get down and boogie on San Francisco’s Market Street? It’s the annual United Way Bay Area (UWBA) Koko Challenge, which annually engages the...

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Partners | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

TI and UWBA Launch New SparkPoint Center

  United Way Bay Area (UWBA) announced today that Texas Instruments (TI) has granted $1 million to fund the first SparkPoint center in the South Bay, which will help address the wide income gap in Santa Clara County....

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

UWBA Endorses Two Affordable Housing Ballot Measures

  As a regional leader on issues of poverty and financial security, United Way Bay Area is entering a new area of advocacy by endorsing two affordable housing ballot measures for this November’s election.   While UWBA has...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Paying It Forward

  Every September Cindy Vu motivates her staff at Wells Fargo to take part in United Way Bay Area’s fundraising and volunteer events, which benefit local nonprofit organizations with the goal of alleviating poverty throughout eight counties in...

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