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Empowering Dreams with a Matched Savings Program

Stability has always been a top priority for Akirah. Having moved more than 20 times before the age of 25, she was determined to provide...

Breaking Barriers with Record Clearing Clinics

Married for 15 years, a homeowner, and now record-free, Jay sees boundless opportunities ahead for himself and his family. From a troubled childhood navigating the...

Partnerships Propel Prosperity

In the 2023 fiscal year, United Way introduced a new way of investing in people, communities, and partners. Through the Partnership Grant Program (PGP), United...

Explore our 2023 Impact Report

Dear Friends, We are grateful for your support. As we reflect on the last year, we are inspired by the many individuals, businesses, and community...

Meeting the Early Childhood Education Needs of the Moment

Access to early education is one of the largest predictors of a child’s long-term success, yet too many children in our region are left behind. ...

New Research and Insights on Family Stability and Benefit Access in Philadelphia

Imagine your family is struggling, and you are trying to apply for benefits to make ends meet. The benefits application is online, but your only...

Meet the Keynote: Xavier McElrath-Bey

We are thrilled to welcome Xavier McElrath-Bey as the 2024 OpportUNITY Summit Keynote Speaker. Xavier McElrath-Bey is a champion for the human rights of incarcerated...

In conversation with Harry McCloskey

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Harry McCloskey to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Learn a bit more about...

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...

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