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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…

February 26, 2019

National Grid Foundation Awards $150,000 to United Way for Local Families in Need

BOSTON — The National Grid Foundation has awarded United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley a $150,000 grant to provide emergency fuel-neutral financial assistance to local families in need…

February 11, 2019

New data from United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley shows 11 percent increase in calls for assistance to Mass 2-1-1

BOSTON –  United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is today releasing new data from Mass 2-1-1, a free health and human service referral line funded by United Way,…

January 14, 2019

United Way Announces Resources for Workers Impacted by Federal Government Shutdown

JANUARY 14, 2018 — As the government shutdown enters its 24th day, the effects are starting to be felt by the 420,000 federal employees working without pay and the 380,000…

November 30, 2018

United Way To Hold Community Impact Funding Informational Meeting

The Community Impact Committee of the United Way in Greater Attleboro/Taunton will hold an informational meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9am at the offices of Princess House, (470…

November 26, 2018

Bank of America, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, HomeStart and United Way announce new partnership to expand first-in-the-nation eviction-prevention program

Boston – (November 26, 2018) Bank of America, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), HomeStart and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley are today announcing a new first-in-the-nation partnership aimed…

November 17, 2018

United Way’s Annual Thanksgiving Project Distributes Meals to Over 7,000 Local Families in Need

Demand for meals this year increased by over 500 families and distribution includes new locations BOSTON — Hundreds of volunteers today joined United Way’s 19th Annual Thanksgiving Project to distribute…