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URBAN LEAGUE OF THE GREATER SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CHAMPIONS FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES 

A look back at housing justice in the Bay Area’s Black communities with Urban League of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.   The disparities…

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RAISING A GLASS FOR A GREAT CAUSE

  Women United celebrates Galentine’s Day with a virtual wine tasting to raise funds for SparkPoint. By: Channa Sweet Galentine’s Day, was created as an…

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LAUNCHING OUR NEXT CENTURY OF IMPACT – DISMANTLING POVERTY. REBUILDING FOR EQUITY.

  AMIDST RISING HUNGER, INCOME DISPARITIES, AND HOUSING INSECURITY IN THE REGION, UNITED WAY BAY AREA UNVEILS OUR NEW STRATEGIC PLAN.   By Kevin Zwick,…

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WEBINAR REPLAY: HOUSING JUSTICE INITIATIVE GRANTS INFORMATIONAL SESSION

  February 2, 2022 The United Way Bay Area hosted a webinar to share information about our recently released Housing Grants. Kevin Jenkins, United Way…

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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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RAISING A GLASS FOR A GREAT CAUSE

  Women United celebrates Galentine’s Day with a virtual wine tasting to raise funds for SparkPoint. By: Channa Sweet Galentine’s Day, was created as an...

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URBAN LEAGUE OF THE GREATER SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CHAMPIONS FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES 

A look back at housing justice in the Bay Area’s Black communities with Urban League of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.   The disparities...

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WEBINAR REPLAY: HOUSING JUSTICE INITIATIVE GRANTS INFORMATIONAL SESSION

  February 2, 2022 The United Way Bay Area hosted a webinar to share information about our recently released Housing Grants. Kevin Jenkins, United Way...

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LAUNCHING OUR NEXT CENTURY OF IMPACT – DISMANTLING POVERTY. REBUILDING FOR EQUITY.

  AMIDST RISING HUNGER, INCOME DISPARITIES, AND HOUSING INSECURITY IN THE REGION, UNITED WAY BAY AREA UNVEILS OUR NEW STRATEGIC PLAN.   By Kevin Zwick,...

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INNOVATING PARTICIPATORY GRANTMAKING THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED VOICES.

Philanthropists and United Way Bay Area’s new Community Ambassadors Council come together to inform grant making decisions.   January 27, 2022 In December, UWBA hosted...

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS GIVES BACK!

  This past November, UWBA partnered with Texas Instruments for another successful Week of Impact. Each year Texas Instruments celebrates a Week of Impact as...

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211: THE BAY AREA’S LIFELINE TO HELP

Help your neighbors get the help they need with a gift to 211. January 21,2022 Millions of Bay Area residents need help recovering from the devastating...

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A BEACON OF HOPE – AN OPEN “THANK YOU” NOTE TO MACKENZIE SCOTT

  Author: Ena Yasuhara Li Tis the season for thank you notes. As we start the new year, many of us may be writing thank...

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA JOINS FORCES WITH ALE INDUSTRIES

Cheers for a Cause raises awareness and funds for UWBA SparkPoint centers.   Oakland’s longest-running brewery, Ale Industries, partnered with United Way Bay Area (UWBA)...

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A SEASON OF HOPE AMID CHALLENGING TIMES

By Kevin Zwick, CEO   As 2021 comes to a close, the holiday season is in full swing, and many of us are taking time...

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AS FOOD PRICES RISE, UWBA CONTINUES OUR FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER

By Kevin Zwick   At this stage in our pandemic recovery, typical economic indicators are pointing upwards, including new hires and wage gains. Despite these...

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TARGET HOSTS CAREER EXPLORATION FOR BAY AREA YOUTH

Bay Area Target store managers team up to speak to youth from East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation   Have you ever wondered why there...

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WEBINAR REPLAY: CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES AND THE ROAD AHEAD

Replay the above video to learn more about the surge of annual wildfires dubbed “wildfire season”, forcing Californians to face a new challenge each year....

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PAYING RENT IS STILL A CHALLENGE PART 3 OF A 3-PART SERIES

Did you know that over 148,000 Bay Area residents are NOT caught up on their rent payments?   This article is the last in our...

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SUPPORTING WILDFIRE RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY IN THE GREATER BAY AREA REGION

What should we consider as we grapple with a “new normal” for a CA wildfire season that exacerbates inequalities that have already grown too wide?...

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