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Napa Earthquake - Where to Get Help
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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. … 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 B … 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 … 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 Job … 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 Summ … 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 de … 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 education … 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 s … 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 cours … 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 se … 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 h … 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 wher … 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



From SparkPoint to Small Business
Posted by Ena Yasuhara Li

Jose never expected that he would have to start over at his age, but thankfully he had SparkPoint by his side when he was faced with fixing his finances and finding a new career. After decidi … Read More



EdTalk Bay Area Podcast: Trauma-Informed Care
Posted by Owen Wise-Pierik

Kids today deal with a lot, both in school and at home, but those living in poverty face especially difficult challenges. Many children who grow up in poverty are exposed to violent neighborh … Read More



Workplace Volunteering Is Good for Your Business
Posted by Stuart Canning

Research shows that engaged employees - those connected to meaningful volunteer opportunities through their workplace - are productive employees. Engaged employees who are satisfied with thei … Read More



PG&E: A Committed Community Leader
Posted by Stuart Canning

A long-standing partner of United Way of the Bay Area, PG&E's leaders were on our original Articles of Incorporation in 1922. Since that time they have been a committed community leader i … Read More



VISTA Spotlight: Ben Valentine
Posted by Ben Valentine

Before becoming a VISTA at United Way, I worked in the arts as a curator and writer. But I've always been a volunteer and nonprofit supporter. Last year I was offered a job at a soup kitchen … Read More



Enterprise Takes Partnership to the Next Level
Posted by United Way

Great partners make everything we do at United Way possible, and one of those long-standing partners is Enterprise. This year, Enterprise employees raised over $350,000 for the Bay Area. Coup … Read More



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