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Celebrating a Helpline of Hope this 211 Day

February 11 is 211 Day! To celebrate, we are spotlighting the impact the Helpline—our region’s go-to navigator of community resources—had last year. Navigating complex systems...

7 Things You Made Possible in 2023

What an impactful year! As the year comes to an end, we reflect upon the memorable highlights and measurable impact of our work in 2023—all...

Unreasonable in our pursuit to end poverty.

Last week, board members, donors, and local leaders gathered for a special conversation with Will Guidara, author of Unreasonable Hospitality and former co-owner of New...

Helping Families Build Generational Wealth

Building generational wealth requires a solid foundation. For Jasmine, that foundation started with a new home. After a challenging divorce, Jasmine was starting over.  “With...

No Matter Who You Are, The Violence Prevention Hotline Can Help

For Philadelphians, violence prevention support is a call, text, or online chat away.  Gun violence remains a growing concern in our region. In fact, it’s...

It Takes A Connected Village

Through United Way’s Digital Navigator Network, people and families are one call away from connecting to the internet, getting paired with devices, and being referred...

It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

Just ask Gladys. At 61, she walked across the graduation stage to receive her well-earned high school diploma.  Gladys resumes her education journey after a...

How Can You Help Fight Poverty?

Social Venture Partners (SVP) builds a network of informed, engaged, and effective philanthropists committed to eradicating poverty in Philadelphia. The vision is simple: a Philadelphia...

What Else Can We Do to Help?

What else can we do to help is what Dionne and Kris ask themselves every year when launching into a new Workplace Campaign season.  Going...

Bridging the Past and the Future

For more than 100 years, supporters like you have helped fuel, fund, and scale solutions to tackle our region’s biggest issues. While United Way’s business...

In conversation with Paula Umaña

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Paula Umaña to the role of managing director, community resiliency. Learn a bit more...

In conversation with Mai Miksic

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Mai Miksic to the role of Managing Director, Early Learning & Education. Learn a...

In conversation with Sarah Hutton

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed sarah hutton to the role of managing director, career pathways. Learn a bit more...

The Power of Collaboration

Evaluating progress is essential to creating meaningful change. That’s why in January 2022, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey formed the Knowledge Center—an evidence-based...

Meet Emily and Ryan

Purchasing your first home opens more doors than one. When families secure safe, stable housing, children have more opportunities to thrive. That’s why Emily and...