Guest Blog: Access to Authentic Literature
Posted by Elizabeth Jiménez

This guest blog by local children's author Elizabeth Jiménez is part of our United We Read campaign to promote the importance of diversity in children's literature.Learn more about United We… Read More

Together We'll Break More Than Just a Sweat
Posted by United Way

So you've rallied your posse and started contemplating your costume, now joinus in fighting Bay Area poverty by fundraising through Bay to Breakers! It's easy—just register yourself for Ba… Read More

New Report Highlights Community School Success
Posted by United Way

Every day, millions of kids across the country go to schoolhungry, sick or worried about challenges at home. Even in the prosperous Bay Area, more than onein four children lives in a househo… Read More

Enterprise Makes Our Poverty-Cutting Programs Possible
Posted by United Way

Every year we are blown away by the generosity of our corporate sponsors and the individuals who donate during their employee giving campaigns. Among our most dedicated partners is Enterprise… Read More

Celebrating the Launch of SparkPoint Center #11
Posted by Valerie Diaz de Arce

It's official—there are now eleven SparkPoint Centers in the Bay Area! SparkPoint Centers are one-stop locations where low- to middle-income individuals can access a variety of services to… Read More

Summer Jobs+ Featured in Bank of America DollarWi$e Report
Posted by United Way

We are so excited that our Summer Jobs+ program was featured in the recently released Summer Youth Programs & Financial Education report from the United States Conference of Mayors, spon… Read More

MatchBridge Connects High Schoolers with an Hour of Code
Posted by Matt Poland

With generous support from top tech companies like Square and Twitter, we were proud to lead several Hour of Code events at Galileo Academy of Science & Technology during the last week o… Read More

JPMorgan Chase & MatchBridge Team Up to Tackle Youth Unemployment
Posted by Matt Poland

A new report from JPMorgan Chase shows that summer youth employment has declined by a whopping 40% in the last 12 years. In 2014, less than half of all youth who applied for summer job and i… Read More

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

United We Read
Posted by United Way

Can you remember the first book you read in which you saw yourself reflected in a character? This is a hard question for too many in our society. Only 6% of kids' books published in 2013 featu… 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