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The year is 2039. Philadelphia is known as America’s greatest city—Philly Mag

At ThinkFest, the United Way’s Bill Golderer, the Chamber of Commerce’s Rob Wonderling, and the Green Light Fund’s Omar Woodard will map out our path to...

Mayor Jim Kenney: Our city leaders commit to fighting poverty, Philadelphia Inquirer

Last week brought encouraging news that as our economy and population grow, Philadelphia’s poverty rate has retreated to its lowest level since the 2008 recession,...

Mayor Kenney’s Statement on Annual Poverty Data

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Mayor Kenney issued the following statement on the annual poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on 9/26. Philadelphia’s 2018 poverty...

New federal report surprises: Philadelphia poverty down, income up.

Philadelphia’s poverty rate, a stark and stubborn indicator of hard times that has long hindered the city’s reputation, dropped to its lowest level since 2008...

Scam Alert: Beware of messages from UW staff impersonators

If something is too good to be true, it probably is. Double that when unsolicited emails, texts or DMs offer “free money.” United Way has...

$60K: What a family of 4 needs to get by in Pa- Philadelphia Inquirer

To survive in Pennsylvania, a family of four needs to make $59,340 a year — a hardto-fathom, sticker-shock number that shows how expensive life has...

Our Final Farewell to the Parkway

Our United Way has a long and proud history in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities: nearly 100 years of service to our region. As we...

Shelly Schneider, interim president for Cumberland County College, honored with the Power of the Purse Award

From Staff Reports, Vineland Daily Journal Published on June 13, 2019 | Updated on June 13, 2019 Shelly Schneider (Photo: Provided)   Shelly Schneider, interim president...

Half of Philadelphia households struggle to make ends meet: The ALICE Report

By Aaron Moselle – WHYY | June 18, 2019 Roughly one in three Pennsylvania households struggle to afford life’s basic necessities, according to a report released...

New United Way of PA Report Sheds Light on Financial Hardships: The ALICE Report

1.2 Million Pennsylvanians Cannot Afford Household Basics New United Way of PA Report Sheds Light on Financial Hardships Philadelphia, Pa. (June 18, 2019) – United...

Celebrating the Power of Partnership

Change isn’t something we create all on our own, especially when the goal of the change is as complex and multi-faceted as ending poverty. It...

Disrupt the Shrug

Philadelphia remains the nation’s poorest large city, but according to the latest Census report, the deep poverty rate has actually gotten worse (rising from about...