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June 17, 2021

A Safe Space to Speak Out 

The resignation last week of two Latina Boston School Committee members over accusations of racial bias is a somber and important moment that we cannot let pass by.   In our view, the comments…

May 6, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Partners with United Way to Launch Summer Step Up Program for Young Learners

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, is awarding United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley up to $10 million…

February 23, 2021

Statement of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Regarding Leadership Change at United Way Worldwide

United Way Worldwide (“UWW”) announced recently that CEO Brian Gallagher will be stepping down from his position effective March 1, 2021. His resignation comes amidst allegations against UWW of sexual…

February 11, 2021

United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 Emerges as a Critical Lifeline During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BOSTON – Whether it is providing information to prevent evictions, connecting people to mental health resources, or helping to facilitate Covid-19 vaccination appointments, United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 hotline is available…

February 8, 2021

National Grid Foundation Awards $250,000 to United Way for Financial Relief to Families Impacted by Covid-19 Crisis

BOSTON — The National Grid Foundation has awarded United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley a $250,000 grant to provide emergency financial assistance to help local families in need…

January 25, 2021

Massachusetts Early Childhood Funder Collaborative Supports COVID-19 Testing for Child Care

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Early Childhood Funder Collaborative (MA ECFC) announces that members of the Collaborative will provide financial support for a dedicated, statewide COVID-19 testing pilot to support the…

December 14, 2020

State Representative Bill Driscoll, State Representative Bruce Ayers, and State Senator Walter Timilty Secure $40,000 for United Way’s Resilient Randolph Fund

Randolph, MA – With no signs of the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis easing for families in need, State Representative Bill Driscoll Jr., State Representative Bruce Ayers, and State…

December 10, 2020

Brian Gold Named First Director of the Massachusetts Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (MA ECFC) today announced Brian Gold as its first director, signaling its firm commitment, particularly in this time of crisis, to ensuring…

November 30, 2020

BEST Hospitality Training, UNITE HERE Local 26 and United Way Launch Hospitality Workers Covid-19 Emergency Fund 

Boston, MA – Facing a 90% unemployment rate in the hotel industry and the possibility that a third of the region’s hospitality workers may never return to their jobs, United…

November 21, 2020

United Way’s Largest Thanksgiving Project to Date Responds to Increased Need & Covid-19 Challenges

BOSTON – The ongoing Covid-19 public health and economic crisis has both increased the number of families in need and created new challenges for distributing Thanksgiving meals in person this…