David Cassel: United Way strengthens Cook, DuPage communities

MySuburbanLife-150x150United Way of DuPage/West Cook, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, has embarked on a bold journey; one that links solid, research-based community strategies to the resources needed to implement them.

We call it LIVE UNITED 2020. It’s our community-impact plan connecting individuals and families to the building blocks of self-sufficiency — education, income and health — in order for communities to thrive.

In 2004, 54 Member United Ways located throughout the Chicago area began consolidating, which resulted in the creation of one metropolitan body with Member United Ways located in the North Shore, Northwest, South-Southwest and DuPage/West Cook regions. This structure provides the scale to drive LIVE UNITED 2020 on both a regional and local level.

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