Posts Categorized: News Releases

United Way Co-Hosts 2-1-1 Dial Service Forums

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, United Way of Illinois, Illinois AIRS and the Community Metropolitan Agency for Planning will host five community forums in Illinois to explain the new health and human service resource number 2-1-1 that was recently approved by Governor Quinn.  Community leaders, social service agencies, emergency management officials, state legislators, school administrators and others can learn about the role of 2-1-1 in their community, share concerns and work towards a streamlined service launch.  Spearheaded by the United Way,… Read more »

United Way and the City of Evanston Reduce Duplication of Health and Human Services in the Region

United Way of the North Shore, the City of Evanston Mental Health Board and Evanston School Districts 202 and 65 recently hosted GROUP: A Community Exploration of Mental Well-being at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center in Evanston. More than 100 people representing 22 non-profits came to address the collaboration of health and human services to provide the best care for clients. United Way works with community leaders and experts to understand the needs in each local community by convening… Read more »

Approaching 2020: Advances in Eye Care

The Illinois Vision Coalition is hosting its 2009 symposium Approaching 2020: Advances in Eye Care, Wednesday on Wednesday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center, located at 77 E. Randolph St in the Sidney Yates Gallery on the 4th floor. The symposium will feature the following topics: • Age-related Macular Degeneration: Vitamins & Nutritional Supplements • Low Vision • Contact Lenses • Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy • Advances in Cataract Surgery • Lasik • Glaucoma • Pediatric Ophthalmology • Vision and Driving Please… Read more »

Aspiring CEO Seminar Series

So you’ve decided that you want to lead a nonprofit organization. Regardless of your past experiences, this will be a job unlike any other. This web-based seminar series offered by the Axelson Center in partnership with Achieve, will help you avoid the common pitfalls that have troubled hundreds of nonprofit CEOs before you.   The six-session series will offer monthly 60-minute webinars from October 2009 to February 2010 and culminate in an in-person session in Chicago. Each monthly webinar will… Read more »

United Way Workplace Campaigns Are Revving Up

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is partnering with hundreds of Chicagoland’s corporate partners as they kick off their annual United Way workplace campaigns. This year, United Way hopes to raise $60 million to support more than 700 human service programs by providing leadership, funding and volunteers throughout the region—from Chicago to Lisle to South Holland and the North Shore. This year, more than $43 million is being invested into the health and human services sector to help address the region’s… Read more »