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Anne Wilson Named a Most Admired CEO of 2014
Posted by United Way

Tonight our very own Anne Wilson will be honored as a Most Admired CEO at the San Francisco Business Times gala awards dinner. This prestigious event honors the great leadership, vision and va… Read More



Pandora Workplace Tour is Music to Students' Ears
Posted by Matt Poland

Ever wonder what it's like to work at Pandora? A group of students from Balboa High School's CAST Academy had the opportunity to find out on a visit to the company's Oakland office last mont… Read More



Hired for the Holidays
Posted by Matt Poland

Congratulations to the 81 youth who received seasonal employment offers after the Holiday Job Fair! We're so proud to have had the opportunity to connect you with such fantastic employers, and… Read More



SparkPoint University Launches in San Pablo
Posted by Susan Jeong

Dover Elementary School parents, students and school administrators gathered on October 8th to celebrate the launch of SparkPoint University. Led by Principal Ruby Gonzalez, the presentation f… Read More



Demand for Nonprofit Services Still Higher than Pre-Recession Levels
Posted by India Swearingen

Our annual Nonprofit Pulse Survey examines the state of nonprofits throughout the Bay Area, and also serves as an indicator of the financial stability and well-being of low-income residents. T… Read More



Celebrating 7,600+ Summer Jobs
Posted by Matt Poland

The Summer Jobs+ Celebration was a fun-filled and inspirational evening with over 250 public officials, business executives, and San Francisco youth. This year marks the third year of Summer J… Read More



Napa Earthquake - Where to Get Help
Posted by United Way

Updated: 8/29/14, 10am Call 211 for updated information. 211 is Free • Confidential • Multilingual • Available 24/7 Description 6.0 earthquake hit Napa County at 3:20am on 8/24/14. T… Read More



The Fourth Annual SparkPoint Staff Retreat
Posted by Ena Yasuhara Li

At this year's SparkPoint Retreat, over 130 staff members and affiliates spent the day together at UC Berkeley's Krutch Theatre. Because the ten different SparkPoint centers span the entire Ba… Read More



Bringing the Mobile Job Fair to Bayview
Posted by Matt Poland

Employers and youth gathered at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center in Bayview for our second Neighborhood Job Fair as part of San Francisco Summer Jobs+. Supervisor Malia Cohen, Shamann Walton f… Read More



Sunset Neighborhood Businesses Open Doors for Mobile Job Fair
Posted by Matt Poland

It was a warm morning in the Outer Sunset when employers and youth gathered at Devil's Teeth Baking Company to kick off our first Mobile Job Fair last week as part of San Francisco Summer Jobs… Read More



Our Summer of Impact Begins!
Posted by Sarah Burton

We're serious about cutting poverty in half by 2020, so this year we've expanded our Week of Caring volunteerism tradition into an entire Summer of Impact. On the Saturday morning of the Summe… Read More



Summer Jobs Build Skills, Confidence & Hope
Posted by United Way

Summer's right around the corner, and Summer Jobs+ is now in full swing. Along with Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Unified School District and over 200 businesses, nonprofit partners and city dep… Read More



It Takes Two
Posted by Ena Yasuhara Li

I'm proud to share that United Way of the Bay Area was recently selected to be a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, which supports organizations that help families attain educationa… Read More



EITC: A Critical Resource for Bay Area Families
Posted by Tracy Choi

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most effective tools for reducing poverty for individuals in the workforce. Although EITC is distributed as a one-time credit, research has sh… Read More



Summer Jobs+ off to a Sizzling Start
Posted by Matt Poland

“How many of you nailed your very first job interview?” Mayor Lee joked to an audience of youth and adults at this year's Youth Resource Fair on May 10. Not a single hand went up of course… Read More



A Look Back at the 2014 Believe Benefit
Posted by Anne Wilson

Only a few days after our Believe Benefit, we are still reminiscing about the night. From time spent with old and new friends to the inspirational awardees that touched our hearts and minds,… Read More



SparkPoint Centers Specialize in Financial Fitness
Posted by Anne Wilson

Last month, finance expert Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz called on us to face the facts about our finances and start spending more responsibly. “Every American wants financial security and the sen… Read More



Meet the Believe Benefit Honorees
Posted by United Way

We are thrilled to announce thethreeawardees who will be honored at the May 2nd Believe Benefit as community champions. These leaderswere nominated by the individuals and organizations they ha… Read More



Hungry for More: Food Access and Education
Posted by United Way

Do you ever notice just how much what you eat can impact how you feel? Many families and students living in poverty in the Bay Area don't have access to healthy food - whether because of where… Read More



Starbucks Serves Up an Extra Shot of Good
Posted by Sarah Burton

It's safe to say that we all appreciate Starbucks for its uncanny ability to be just around the corner whenever we need a caffeine pick-me-up. While we all know that Starbucks is dedicated to… Read More



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