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Tackling Poverty by Building Generational Wealth: An In-depth Look at the Lubert IDA Program

The Lubert Individual Development Account (IDA) program is one of the most important initiatives in our region. It seeks to help everyone in the UWGPSNJ...

United Ways of New Jersey Statement on Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

We join those across the state and country mourning the 19 innocent children and two teachers who were murdered yesterday in Uvalde, Texas. We as...

Leading the Way: Our Annual Report to the Community

Dear Friends,  After all we have endured over the past year, there appears a shared determination to seize upon opportunity and make the future bright....

Invested Together: Helping Individuals Through Matched Savings

Low-income families face systemic barriers to building assets partly due to challenges with accessing capital, labor market segregation, and extractive practices and policies. This is...

SVP Investee Spotlight: Center for Black Educator Development

As a child, Sharif El-Mekki was fortunate to attend an elementary school, Nidhamu Sasa, where he was surrounded by great Black educators and a sense...

United Way and Glenmede: Celebrating a Partnership of Shared Values

Anniversaries are a wonderful time to celebrate, and we are so excited to have Glenmede join us in commemorating 100 years of impact. We are...

You’re Invited! A message from our Board Chair, John Salveson

Dear Friends, As Board Chair of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, I would like to personally invite you to attend United Way’s...

VITA: More Than Just Taxes

Mr. K is homeless and living in the backroom of a Woodland Avenue business. He was referred to Southwest Community Development Corporation (Southwest CDC) because...

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the OpportUNITY Summit

There are so many reasons you won’t want to miss United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s inaugural OpportUNITY Summit on Friday, April...

Getting Connected: Noah’s Digital Journey

Noah Philip came home from a prolonged stay in the hospital with many questions about his medical problems. The 80-year-old Army veteran is innately inquisitive...

Earned Income Tax Credit – No Dollar Left Behind

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most cost-effective and impactful anti-poverty programs implemented over the past few decades. Each year it...

How it Started…How it’s Going

For the last 100 years, United Way has been a champion of bettering communities. While our work has evolved over time, our DNA is and...

Social Venture Partners Philadelphia: Moving Beyond Traditional Philanthropy

Yesterday, SVP Philadelphia launched its 2022 investment cycle for nonprofit organizations working to reduce intergenerational poverty. In the 2022 Investment Cycle, SVP Philadelphia will provide...

211 Day: From Hello to Help

Friday, February 11 is 211 Day. In 2021, the 211 network fielded over 20 million requests. Most of those requests weren’t answered by technology, but...

Families with Children: Help is Here with the Child Tax Credit

This tax season, we have a huge opportunity to help families with the expansion of the Child Tax Credit through the American Rescue Plan Act...