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July 20, 2022

United Way Awards More Than $1.4M to Community Programs to Engage Youth in After-School and Summer Learning Opportunities

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the distribution of over $1.4 million in grants to after-school and out-of-school time (ASOST) programs across the region.…

July 14, 2022

United Way Awarded $539,000 AmeriCorps Grant to Continue Program Serving North Shore Multilingual Learners

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the receipt of a $539,847 grant from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. The funding will…

July 11, 2022

United Way Elects New Members to Board of Directors

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the eight members recently elected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The region’s largest United Way…

July 7, 2022

Boston Builds Credit Awards Its First Seal of Approval to Credit-Building Loan FAIR Credit Builder

Boston Builds Credit creates innovative standards for credit-building products to close racial wealth gap, help residents improve credit scores As part of its mission to help Bostonians build prime credit…

June 14, 2022

United Way’s DRIVE Initiative Releases Key Findings, Recommendations to Provide Universal Access to Childhood Developmental Screening

Local early childhood experts discuss the importance of screening and the pandemic’s impact on child development BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today released the issue…

May 25, 2022

United Way, MHSA, CHAPA, Housing Advocates Support Baker-Polito Administration’s New Targeted, Flexible Funding Pilot to Support Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA), Pine Street Inn, Father Bill’s & MainSpring,…

May 18, 2022

WCVB Channel 5 Marks 50 Years as Boston’s Community Leader With Launch of “Fifty Years Fund” Powered by United Way

BOSTON – As part of WCVB Channel 5’s year-long celebration marking 50 years as Boston’s news and community leader, the station will commemorate the special occasion with the Fifty Years…

May 17, 2022

Boston Builds Credit Launches Public Information Campaign to Increase Awareness of Credit Resources, Close Racial Wealth Gap

Citywide initiative provides free credit-building workshops, financial coaching, and credit resources BOSTON – Boston Builds Credit, a citywide initiative aimed at closing the racial wealth gap by increasing the credit…

May 7, 2022

United Way Provides Necessities to Expectant Mothers at 12th Annual Community Baby Shower

As inflation soars, 1,000 families gifted infant care essentials at region-wide distributions BOSTON –  United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley celebrated its 12th annual Community Baby Shower on…

April 6, 2022

Boston Foundation, United Way Join Nearly 50 Organizations in Support of Election Day Registration Provisions

Conference Committee currently shaping VOTES Act BOSTON – The Boston Foundation and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley joined with nearly 50 other organizations co-signing a letter calling…