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Celebrating the Power of Partnership

Change isn’t something we create all on our own, especially when the goal of the change is as complex and multi-faceted as ending poverty. It...

Read Across America Week sends Second Quarter for Literacy into overtime

To win any game, you need more than a single solid play. You need a training program to build on the strengths of each player,...

4 Reasons why VITA means more than a tax return – it’s empowerment!

Piles of paperwork. Hours at the computer. Long visits to the accountant. For most of us, tax season is a hassle we’d rather do without....

VITA’s got you covered: free tax prep is back for 2019!

Tax season is here – a time of year that most of us find a little, well, taxing. And with good reason! It’s time consuming,...

Ready to get off the sidelines?

Every chapter of a child’s life is worth cheering for. And when we fight for youth success, we empower the next generation of learners, leaders...

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...

First Quarter for Literacy with Chris Long

At United Way, we’re working to end intergenerational poverty—and fighting for youth success is a critical strategy in empowering more families, for this generation and...

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...

Fueled for Success

Pencils, erasers, notebooks, markers. Back to school season is upon us, and parents everywhere are checking all the necessary supplies off their children’s list. But...

Honoring Legacies of Impact: Gerry Lenfest and Jeremy Nowak

If there is one thing that we have learned from Jeremy Nowak and H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, two of our most respected and essential civic leaders...

How to Write Your Philanthropic Story

By guest blogger Debbie Davies, Women United Charter Member, Former CEO of the Arc of Atlantic County How to Write Your Philanthropic Story This past June...

You Don’t Know SNAP

It’s 1961. With their 15 kids in tow, Chloe and Alderson Muncy walk into the grocery store, knowing that for the first time in a...

Thank You to Our 2017-18 Annual Awards Honorees

One of the great privileges of my job is having the opportunity to personally thank so many of our region’s most committed and generous United...