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Fighting for Our Region: Putting a Stake in the Ground to End Poverty

The picture of poverty is uncomfortable and complex but very real for far too many in our region. It’s more than worrying how to pay...

Yes, there’s long-term value in a short-term volunteer project

Yes, there’s long term value in a short term volunteer project. Julie Zeglen, Generocity The concept of Volunteering Untapped PHL is simple: Invite a bunch of young...

Join the Fight: United Way Launches New Funding Cycle

Investing in quality programs that strengthen the community and work to end poverty is at the heart of what we do here at United Way...

Join us for United Way’s Fall Fest for Impact

Raise a glass and ring in the fall season with United Way on Saturday, October 7 at the first annual Fall Fest for Impact being...

A United Front: Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Our nation is experiencing an unprecedented storm: The largest of its kind to make landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Harvey, a...

A New Chapter

Over the past two and a half years, I’ve used this space to share important updates related to the work of United Way. Today, I...

“Who helps the helpers?” A Trauma-Informed Care Story

“We’re just loving you through your experiences.” – Lenora Pope, Senior Program Manager, Pathways PA Emotionally drained, frustrated and defeated, Lenora Pope was ready to...

One United Way: Joining Forces to End Poverty

Together, as one United Way, we change more lives. We drive more Impact. We make a bigger difference. That philosophy – that together, we do...

One Day of Action, Year-Round Impact!

Summer pop quiz: Which of the following is true? A) By the end of summer vacation, it can take two months for a student’s brain...

United for Change, United2Feed

Bob Skowrowski of AmeriHealth Caritas thought he was in trouble when a voice behind him at the refreshment table shouted, “You can’t have that coffee!”...

United Way Advocates Take to the Hill

What does it mean to LIVE UNITED against poverty? It means being a voice for the single mother struggling to earn a living because she...

XPRIZE Philadelphia

What if there was a way to revolutionize how we teach literacy? And what if that new model could live right on a smartphone? That...

Be True to You: Bridging CSR and Your Organization

We all want our region to be a place where people want to live, work and raise their families and it takes each of us...

Turnin’ it Up a Notch at United2Feed

What does it take to transform an already-great recipe into a truly spectacular dish? Sometimes, just one more ingredient can elevate a recipe to the...

Make the Most of National Volunteer Week with United Way

As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, I’m reminded of a volunteer’s story from the past year that has stuck with me. When Hal...