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How UWBA Partners Help the Bay Area Stay Ready     Living in the Bay Area comes with its perks: plenty of access to nature…

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HOW WORKFORCE EQUITY AND DEVELOPMENT CAN COMBAT POVERTY

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area 3 minute read It’s nearly impossible for the 1 in 4 Bay Area residents living in poverty…

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Room at the Table

UWBA Announces New Board of Directors and Advisory Council Dismantling poverty in the Bay Area is a big goal – and we believe it’s possible….

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UWBA Back-to-School Drive 2022

  How School Supplies Helps Families in Need Stay Afloat 4 minute read School is back in session! This means excitement runs high, as does…

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HOW UWBA HELPS STUDENTS THRIVE

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area 3 minute read This month, thousands of Bay Area students return to school. It’s an exciting time…

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A Light in One of Our Darkest Times

How SparkPoint’s Bundled Service Model Changed How We View Support & Success By Nicole Harden, UWBA Vice President of Economic Success It was 2009. We...

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HOW UWBA IS GROUNDING OUR WORK IN ANTI-RACISM, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area As we enter our next century of impact to dismantle the root causes of poverty, United Way...

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3 Key Takeaways from UWBA Equity Convening

How Guaranteed Income Can Help Lift Families Out of Poverty   United Way Bay Area (UWBA) has a 100-year history of convening individuals and organizations...

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CEO of United Way Bay Area Applauds Passage of Local Affordable Housing Initiatives…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paulina Campos paulina@emccommunications.com (650) 455-9928 STATEMENT: CEO of United Way Bay Area, Kevin Zwick, Applauds Passage of Local Affordable Housing...

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UCLA Dream Summer Fellows Soar at UWBA

How Two Fellows Helped Prepare a Vital Resource for This Election Season   United Way Bay Area is proud to have partnered with the UCLA...

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The Shifting Landscape of Poverty-Fighting Policy

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area At United Way Bay Area, we know that breaking the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area...

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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month with St. Joseph’s Family Center

Why Efforts to Protect Residents Might Be a Blueprint for Housing Justice in the Region     Roughly ten years ago Santa Clara County faced...

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Brunch and Ballots 2022

The Importance of Voting in this Moment San Francisco, CA. – On October 10, 2022, United Way Bay Area with Women United held its 3rd...

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Surviving Invisible Chains

How Economic Abuse Contributes to the Cycle of Poverty     “I wanted to leave for years, but I wasn’t allowed to work or have...

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A House for Me

  The Road to UWBA’s Housing Justice Initiative   By Ena Li, Senior Vice President, United Way Bay Area Image by Charlotte Li   In...

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In Case of an Emergency

How UWBA Partners Help the Bay Area Stay Ready     Living in the Bay Area comes with its perks: plenty of access to nature...

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HOW WORKFORCE EQUITY AND DEVELOPMENT CAN COMBAT POVERTY

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area 3 minute read It’s nearly impossible for the 1 in 4 Bay Area residents living in poverty...

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Room at the Table

UWBA Announces New Board of Directors and Advisory Council Dismantling poverty in the Bay Area is a big goal – and we believe it’s possible....

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UWBA Back-to-School Drive 2022

  How School Supplies Helps Families in Need Stay Afloat 4 minute read School is back in session! This means excitement runs high, as does...

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HOW UWBA HELPS STUDENTS THRIVE

By Kevin Zwick CEO, United Way Bay Area 3 minute read This month, thousands of Bay Area students return to school. It’s an exciting time...

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So… What is Rental Relief Anyway?

3 minute read What It Means in The Current Bay Area Housing Market The housing market is changing. If you reside in the Bay Area...

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IN THE NEWS: New York Times August 26, 2022

Our CEO Kevin Zwick was featured in The New York Times recent article,” Lords of Silicon Valley, Say No to NIMBY.”   “Open your hearts...

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211 A Nexus for Needs Assistance

By Kelly Batson UWBA Chief Community Impact Officer 3 minute read How the UWBA Helpline Became the Bay Area Resource Hub 211 is a free,...

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CEO of United Way Bay Area, applauds passage of the Inflation Reduction Act but…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Blake Case blake@emccommunications.com (601) 832-6079 STATEMENT: CEO of United Way Bay Area, Kevin Zwick, applauds passage of the Inflation Reduction...

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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...

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