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The Price of UWBA’s Proudest Moments

Standing on the Principle of Equity No Matter What   Standing on principle has always had its price. Sometimes the cost of taking the hard…

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Reflecting on 100 Years of United Way Bay Area

By Kevin Zwick, CEO This year, United Way Bay Area is celebrating a century of impact, united for equity as we mark our centennial. That…

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100 Years and Counting

 United Way Bay Area Celebrates a Century of Impact, United for Equity   There was an idea, nearly a century ago, that the best…

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3 Important Policy Paths to Household Stability

UWBA’s Push for Economic Success, Housing, and 2-1-1 Infrastructure United Ways of California (UWCA) hosted its second Advocacy Summit on April 26, 2022. The two-day…

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Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Increase The Number of Children Living in Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paulina Campos paulina@emccommunications.com (650) 455-9928 Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Increase The Number of Children Living in Poverty Statement from…

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EAN: Access to Basic Needs Support

Why It Remains Crucial in a Post Pandemic World By Laura Escobar An unexpected medical crisis, reduced hours or a lay-off at work, an unusually…

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New Year, New UWBA

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area 4 minute read   Like many nonprofit organizations, United Way Bay Area begins a new fiscal year...

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Targeted Volunteerism

3 Key Takeaways from UWBA’s Week-of-Caring United Way Bay Area (UWBA) has always recognized the gap between community needs and access to resources. In fact,...

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On Track Career Expo 2022

Pathways to Prosperity Start Here! On June 10, 2022, UWBA Youth Workforce held its annual On Track Career Expo, bringing together approx. 50 Career Coaches...

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EAN: Access to Basic Needs Support

Why It Remains Crucial in a Post Pandemic World By Laura Escobar An unexpected medical crisis, reduced hours or a lay-off at work, an unusually...

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The Price of UWBA’s Proudest Moments

Standing on the Principle of Equity No Matter What   Standing on principle has always had its price. Sometimes the cost of taking the hard...

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Reflecting on 100 Years of United Way Bay Area

By Kevin Zwick, CEO This year, United Way Bay Area is celebrating a century of impact, united for equity as we mark our centennial. That...

Read More
100 Years and Counting

 United Way Bay Area Celebrates a Century of Impact, United for Equity   There was an idea, nearly a century ago, that the best...

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3 Important Policy Paths to Household Stability

UWBA’s Push for Economic Success, Housing, and 2-1-1 Infrastructure United Ways of California (UWCA) hosted its second Advocacy Summit on April 26, 2022. The two-day...

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Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Increase The Number of Children Living in Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paulina Campos paulina@emccommunications.com (650) 455-9928 Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Increase The Number of Children Living in Poverty Statement from...

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SparkPoint’s 3rd Annual Education Convening

Promoting Opportunity, Economic Mobility and Academic Success by Supporting Basic Needs   The United Way Bay Area’s (UWBA) SparkPoint program held their third annual Education...

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United Way Bay Area Releases Its 2021 Annual Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paulina Campos paulina@emccommunications.com (650) 455-9928 United Way Bay Area releases its 2021 Annual Report detailing its 99th year fighting poverty,...

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From Helpline to 211

33 Years of Basic Needs and Emergency Relief By Laura Escobar June 1st marked my 33rd year of working with United Way Bay Area (UWBA)....

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UWBAs Housing Policy Watch

Breaking Down Critical Policies that Advocate for Affordable Housing in the Bay Area. The month of May is dedicated to affordable housing, a time to...

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United Way Bay Area to award $1M in housing justice grants to more than 20 local nonprofits

Media Contact: Blake Case blake@emccommunications.com (601) 832-6079   United Way Bay Area to award $1M in housing justice grants to more than 20 local nonprofits...

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A Brief Overview Of Affordable Housing Month

  Learn more about Affordable Housing Month, important facts and events from our partner organizations.     What is Affordable Housing Month? This May marks...

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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with EBALDC

Reflecting on the history of long-time UWBA partner, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation.   In 1975, a group of recent grads from UC Berkeley,...

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Centennial to Centenarian: Thanks for All You Do

Celebrating Adele Corvin, long-time donor who turns 100 this year along with United Way Bay Area.     As part of our Centennial Celebration, United...

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The Spring in Her Step

Women United proudly hosted its first live event since 2020: The Spring in Her Step. This springtime networking event brought 120 attendees in-person to LinkedIn’s...

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BayBridge Capital Group’s giving takes many forms

UWBA Corporate Partner, BayBridge Capital Group uses their Give Back and Client Appreciation Event to give back to Bay Area communities. Giving takes shape in...

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UWBA’s Free Tax Help: over 20 years of delivering tangible results.

Colleen Smallfield, Senior Director of Free Tax Help, shares the history, ethos and importance of UWBA’s Free Tax Help   As we reflect on our...

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UWBA AMBASSADOR-LED HOUSING JUSTICE GRANT IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The first-ever grant issued by the UWBA Ambassador Council, seeks to provide $250,000 worth of funding to organizations committed to housing justice. UWBA hosted a...

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CHILD POVERTY IS A POLICY CHOICE, BUT ON TAX DAY, PARENTS TAKE CHARGE

CHILD POVERTY IS A POLICY CHOICE, BUT ON TAX DAY, PARENTS TAKE CHARGE By Kevin Zwick, CEO April 15, 2022 The pandemic has made it...

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VOLUNTEERING AND PLANNED GIVING FOR COMMUNITY IMPACT

    Recognizing long-time volunteer Kris Falconer and his commitment to United Way Bay Area   As part of our Centennial Celebration, United Way Bay...

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF HISTORIC WOMEN OF UNITED WAY BAY AREA

  Learn about some of the key women who helped contribute to the success of United Way Bay Area throughout our 100-year history   Through...

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UNUSED RENTAL RELIEF FUNDS TO SUPPORT CALIFORNIA RENTERS

CEO of United Way Bay Area, Kevin Zwick, applauds President Biden’s decision to transfer unused rental relief funds to support California renters   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

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