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July 30, 2019

Senator Eldridge, United Way and Boston Builds Credit join community partners to advocate for credit-building legislation to create upward economic mobility

BOSTON — Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), United Way and Boston Builds Credit today joined LISC Boston, WinnCompanies, Jewish Community Relations Council and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) to offer testimony…

July 17, 2019

Cape Ann Communities Announce New Partnership to Prepare More Area High School Students for Education and Career Opportunities

CAPE ANN, MA — In an effort to increase the number of Cape Ann students who go on to post-secondary education or career paths after graduation, a network of education…

July 16, 2019

Eversource Energy Awards $410,000 to United Way

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced today that Eversource Energy is awarding United Way $410,000 to help United Way’s work moving families out of poverty,…

July 1, 2019

HomeStart’s Renew Collaborative Program Expands to the South Shore, Offering Crucial Resources to Prevent Homelessness by Reducing Evictions

Building off initial success in Boston, Bank of America, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, HomeStart and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley extend pioneering venture into Brockton, Fall River and…

June 12, 2019

Michael K. Durkin, President and CEO of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Announces Retirement After Four Decades of Service

Boston – The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced that Michael K. Durkin, who has led as President & CEO for over a decade and has…

May 24, 2019

And the Winners Are…Game-Changing Community Partnerships Awarded Over $300,000 at United Way’s First Venture Fund Pitch Night, Presented by Aetna

BOSTON — Four game-changing community partnerships became the first to win grants of up to $75,000 at United Way of Massachusetts Bay’s first-ever Venture Fund competition, held in collaboration with…

May 17, 2019

United Way and Aetna Launch $300,000 Venture Fund to Seed Innovative, Collaborative New Approaches to Community Issues

Eight Local Nonprofits to Compete for up to $75,000 each on May 22 BOSTON — United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, in collaboration with Aetna, a CVS Health…

April 24, 2019

Over 600 new and expecting parents, guests and children attend United Way’s Community Baby Shower

BOSTON — Parenthood can be overwhelming for anyone. Whether they are studying nutrition, developmental milestones, or safe sleep, new parents have a lot to learn. What’s worse, much of the…

March 28, 2019

United Way honors Carbonite, Janey Construction, Nitsch Engineering and Thermo Fisher Scientific for their commitment to helping young people access STEM career opportunities

Boston — United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today honored some of Greater Boston’s leading companies for their commitment to helping more young people in Boston access STEM…

March 1, 2019

Boston Opportunity Agenda report validates College, Career and Life Readiness metrics, and connections between high school course work, college and career success

Report tracking Boston Public Schools students finds high GPA, MassCore curriculum and attendance are predictors of success after graduation Boston – A new report from researchers at Johns Hopkins University…