Congratulations, SparkPoint University Grads!
Posted by Andrew Moffett

In December of 2014,SparkPoint University participants donned their caps and gowns for the very first graduation ceremony at the new SparkPoint center at Dover Elementary School. Part of Unite… Read More

We're Taking the 2015 "Fair Pay for Nonprofits" Survey and You Should, Too!
Posted by United Way

Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2015 Compensation & Benefits Survey Like nonprofits everywhere, Northern California nonprofit agencies need the information contained in a… Read More

New Report Highlights Startling Bay Area Inequality
Posted by United Way

A new report by Measure of America reveals that Bay Area inequality is about much more than just income. A Portrait of California uses the human development approach to measure the wellbeing o… Read More

United Way of the Bay Area Earns Highest Charity Rating
Posted by Anne Wilson

We are proud to announce that United Way of the Bay Area has earned a rating of four out of a possible four stars from Charity Navigator! This honor highlights our adherence to good governanc… Read More

How to Host a Holiday Gift Bag Drive
Posted by United Way

This holiday season, we invite you to LIVE UNITED by hosting a holiday gift bag drive to benefit our low-income neighbors in need. Just set up a drop box for your colleagues, friends or family… Read More

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