Posts Categorized: News Releases

Third Annual New Schools EXPO

United Way corporate partner Comcast is a sponsor of the 3rd Annual New Schools EXPO. They are encouraging your support in getting the word out to the community.  The Chicago Public Schools and Renaissance Schools Fund’s 3rd Annual New Schools EXPO is on Saturday, January 30th from 9:30am to 2:00 p.m. at Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr. (indoors and heated).  Admission and parking are free. The EXPO is an opportunity to learn about and apply for admission into… Read more »

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Looking For Families to Help

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE) is casting for families for the show’s next season and is working with Youth Service America to help find inspirational families that America can root for. As a connection to the community, you can help reach those local heroes who need help or identify others who can bring those families to our attention. EM:HE is looking for inspirational members of the community who’s dire situation has them in need of a new home. While there… Read more »

United Way Night With the Bulls

Come out on these special nights when all United Way partners, friends and supporters can purchase discounted tickets for select Bulls home games. There are still games left! Bulls vs. Orlando Magic- Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers- Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. On these two nights, tickets regularly priced at $130 (100 Level) are available for $75; at $100 (200 Level) for $60; at $60 (300 Level, Rows 1-7) for $35; and at $40 (300 Level,… Read more »

Martin Luther King Breakfast Calls for Volunteers

This year, United Way took part in the City of Chicago’s annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast. Dr. King’s birthday marks the beginning of a year of service. United Way and Good City are proud to partner with the City of Chicago to create community change and continue Dr. King’s vision through mentoring. At the breakfast, dozens responded to Mayor Daley’s call to action by expressing interest in helping a child reach his or her potential. United Way will soon… Read more »

Are You a Tax Whiz? Make a Difference!

The Center for Economic Progress is looking for volunteers interested in building skills, meeting new people, and working one-on-one with low-income families to help them move toward financial security. To volunteer at our tax preparation sites: • No experience is necessary—choose a position to fit your current skills or learn something new. • All trainings are provided; classes run in January. • Volunteers are asked to donate 20 hours between January and April. • About 30 community sites are available throughout Illinois. Volunteer positions… Read more »