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Welcome Home: Jamie’s Lubert IDA Story

The Lubert Individual Development Account (IDA) Program is one of the most important initiatives in our region to decrease the wealth gap while allowing individuals...

A Conversation with Michael Banks

As one of the priorities in the City’s inclusive growth plan, “Growing with Equity,” a team of local stakeholders—including United Way of Greater Philadelphia and...

Closing the Digital Divide to Help Kids Thrive

Greater Philadelphia Kids Are Getting More Support This School Year   No internet. No computer. That may sound like a punishment doled out by parents...

BRIDGING GAPS: The Work of a Poverty Fighter

MEET CHERYL MACKEY, THE WOMAN FIGHTING POVERTY FROM EVERY ANGLE. “Growing up in Philadelphia I always had a sense that United Way was integral in...

Leading the Way: Your Impact Matters

In Philadelphia alone, 25% of our neighbors experience poverty. From the single mother looking to care for her children to the job seeker struggling to...

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...

Standing Against Hate

To our valued Partners and Supporters: This is a critical moment for our communities, our region, and our nation. With the arrival of a vaccine...

INSIDE CAMDEN: A Conversation with Author Darnell Moore & Camden-based Agency Partners 

On the evening of April 13th, supporters, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey had the opportunity to join author Darnell Moore for...

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...

Trauma-Informed Care: A Decade of Leadership

An interview with Suzanne O’Connor, United Way Trauma-Informed Region Senior Advocate. For many years, the word “trauma” was exclusively referred to as a particular type...

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....

Women United: Looking Ahead

For nearly 15 years, Women United – United Way’s affinity group dedicated to empowering our region’s women and girls – has focused its efforts on...

Rapid Response: COVID-19 Vaccinations

The past year has shown the general public, acutely and painfully, something nonprofit sector leaders have known for decades: to get help to those who need it...

Minority Entrepreneurship: The Fight For Opportunity

COVID-19 has impacted small businesses throughout our region, and throughout the country.  Nearly all small businesses have felt the effects, but minority entrepreneurs have been...

Helping the Helpers: Why the health and wellbeing of our nonprofit community matters

Each year, United Way partners with hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area to dismantle poverty and expand opportunities...