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We Were Made for This

As our community grapples with the reality of COVID-19 and comes to terms with a new, however temporary, reality, “we were made for this” has...

Real Needs Met, In Real Time

Paying rent. Stocking the fridge and pantry with food. Keeping the heat on. Finding affordable childcare. Brushing up your resume. Support while caring for an...

Lose Yourself…in the Census

If I had to guess, I’d assume that before this moment you probably wouldn’t see an immediate connection between Eminem lyrics from nearly 20 years...

Giving to a future that leaves no one behind.

As her son Amari turns through the well-worn pages of his favorite Pete the Cat book, eyeing the colorful pictures and singing softly to himself...

How will you give this #GivingTuesday?

You roasted a turkey. You savored mashed potatoes and pie. You watched football, created new memories with friends and family, and shopped ‘til you dropped. ...

Mayor Kenney’s Statement on Annual Poverty Data

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Mayor Kenney issued the following statement on the annual poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on 9/26. Philadelphia’s 2018 poverty...

Character Challenge

INTRODUCING THE 2019-2020 CHARACTER CHALLENGE Character Playbook, United Way, and the National Football League are challenging you to complete a service project in your local...

Our Final Farewell to the Parkway

Our United Way has a long and proud history in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities: nearly 100 years of service to our region. As we...

Power of Partnerships

Nearly five years ago, United Way partnered with the School District of Philadelphia‘s newly formed Office of Strategic Partnerships to help create vibrant environments where...

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...