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Business, Labor Leaders Call For End To Budget Impasse

(CBS) — Pressure is building for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats to end their months-long stalemate over Illinois’ budget. Chicago business and labor leaders are joining the United Way in calling for an end to the months-long state budget impasse. The United Way says a survey of human service agencies shows almost one-third will run out of money within a month. “We have conducted a survey of our agency partners across the state and 80 percent of our… Read more »

Afterschool Program Helps High School Seniors Graduate

Students from Chicago public high schools who participated in a program created by Exelon, ComEd and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago to encourage students in at-risk communities to graduate high school reported substantially higher graduation rates than their peers throughout Chicago Public Schools (CPS). According to the program’s annual report card, which was unveiled last Saturday, students who participated in the Stay in School Initiative had a 92 percent graduation rate compared to the 60.6 percent average for CPS seniors… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Announces Richard L. Jones and Anna Clarke Join Organization

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two key senior leadership positions. Both will play an instrumental role to advance LIVE UNITED 2020, UWMC’s community-impact plan focused on investing in the building blocks to self-sufficiency—education, income and health within more than 40 communities of greatest need. Richard L. Jones, Ph.D. Jones joins the organization as Senior Vice President of Community Investment. He will be charged with the leadership, planning, execution and measurement of United… Read more »