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A Conversation with Alicia Atkinson

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Alicia Atkinson to the team as Managing Director, Financial Empowerment. Let’s learn a bit...

FINDING FINANCIAL FREEDOM: United Way Proves More Than a Career

MEET JENNIFER GLEASON, UNITED WAY LEADER FREED FROM DEBT THANKS TO UW’S FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE. “Last year, more than 150,000 people were referred to vital...

United Way Grows Leadership Team

We are proud to announce the staff promotions of Melinda Berkman to Interim Chief Financial Officer, Sonjeya Fitzgerald to Chief Planning & Systems Officer and...

Trauma-Informed Care: Serving a Region in Need

WHAT IS TRAUMA? Nearly everyone has experienced stress, but trauma occurs when stress overloads the nervous system. Common triggers include violence, neglect, discrimination and poverty....

LIVING UNITED: The Journey of a Life-Long Supporter

MEET NED MONTGOMERY, LONGTIME SUPPORTER, ADVOCATE, AND ACTIVE REGIONAL BOARD MEMBER.  “I have been a donor of United Way, or as we used to call...

Stronger Together: 100 Years of Action

Recently, we kicked off our 100th anniversary with a renewed focus on looking towards the future. As we celebrate this significant milestone and look ahead, it’s equally important that we look back. For the past 100 years, our United Way has invested in the collective power of our community to improve lives....

United for Impact: A Year Like No Other

Like so many others, we found it incredibly difficult to reflect on the year 2020. The collective loss we felt as a team, a community,...

Our Sincerest Thank You

Each year, hundreds of individuals would normally gather in person for our Women United Gala to highlight the impact of local women leaders and the...

Reimaging Postsecondary Education in a COVID-19 World

United Way’s Dr. Nikia Owens, PHD, Managing Director of Financial Empowerment and Carniesha Kwashie, MS, Director, Job Opportunities Investment Network (JOIN), were recently published in...

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...

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...

It isn’t up to someone else

Can we get real about something? Poverty is a problem. It’s pervasive. And it isn’t up to someone else to solve it – none of...