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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...

Social Venture Partners Philadelphia: Reimagining Giving

We’re new here – but we’re not new. Social Venture Partners is a global network of engaged philanthropists supporting meaningful change with communities by giving...

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...

Women United – COVID 19 Diaper Drive

Just ask any parent: when COVID-19 struck our communities, life as we knew it was up-ended.  As our communities look toward the promise of reopening...

GREATER PHILADELPHIA’S GIVING TUESDAY NOW

Life as we know it has changed due to COVID-19. But even as we face more uncertainty, we have the power to create good by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

When life happens, United Way bridges the gap

A job that pays the bills. Food on the table. A place to call home. For most of us, we have what we need. We...

Hunger: a symptom of a larger disease

Picture this: 10 Lincoln Financial Fields with every seat filled by the 750,000 people in our region who don’t know where their next meal will...

Taking Up The Fight To End Poverty

It’s hard to focus on homework when, once again, you must collect your things and move to a new couch. It’s hard to be productive...