What Is Affordable Housing? from the Center for Urban Pedagogy on Vimeo. We often hear the term “affordable housing,” but what does it really mean? Well, our partners at United Way of King County in Washington State have uncovered a video that uses stop-motion to explain exactly what it means. From their Choose The Way blog: [...]
Nonprofits have had to be very creative to weather the economic storm, as increased demand has corresponded with a decrease in donations. In the first part of this two part series, KALW looks at how well United Way partner, the San Francisco Food Bank, has fared. One of the things the Food Bank has done [...]
Anne Wilson describes United Way’s accomplishments, touches on SparkPoint and challenges for the nonprofit sector.
Beth Cobert, director McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco office Beth Cobert, director McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco office, was recently elected chair of United Way of the Bay Area’s board of directors. As board chair, Beth will helplead United Way’s continuing efforts to create pathways to prosperity for low-wage families and individuals in the Bay [...]
As a result of the recent economic downturn, the Novato Youth Center, one of Marin County’s largest childcare centers, saw a growing number of parents laid off or working reduced hours,increasing demand for its subsidized child-care slots and food program. United Way responded with a $10,000 Road to Recovery grant, which will enable the center [...]
The 19th annual Week of Caring was a tremendous success, and now that we’ve had time to catch our breath, we’d like to update everyone with the numbers. More than 8,000 employees from all across the Bay Area took place in what is the largest corporate volunteer event in the country. In all more than [...]
How well would you survive if your entire meal budget was just $4 a day? As part of the San Francisco Food Bank’s Hunger Challenge, for seven days, several notable Bay Area journalists, and bloggers tried to see how well they could manage on the budget of a food stamp recipient. According to the Food [...]
This month, nine San Francisco youth spent an afternoon developing their own business ideas thanks to a partnership between The Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment and United Way community project MatchBridge. The MatchBridge youth all had great ideas and were extremely enthusiastic and creative in developing their business plans during the workshop. The youth were connected [...]