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June 21, 2018

United Way, The Boston Foundation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Catholic Charities Statement on Immigrant Family Separation Policy

Boston – One of the core tenets of our work is a commitment to those who are most vulnerable in our community. It is hard to imagine a more vulnerable person than one…

June 14, 2018

New England Patriots, United Way host Character Playbook Live, a virtual classroom experience

New England Patriots players Duron Harmon and Matthew Slater and Patriots cheerleader Alex, along with Granite United Way and the United Way of the Greater Seacoast, held their first Character Playbook LIVE event on Wednesday June…

May 31, 2018

United Way Announces Winners of Competitive Grant Awards and Launches New Game-Changing Technology Partnership

Welcomes 20 new diverse non-profit organizations and distributes over $30.8M in funding across the region to effect lasting change As a trusted source for identifying effective programs and strategies, the…

May 31, 2018

Massachusetts Early Education and Out-of-School Time Leaders Celebrate Passage of Critical Funding to Benefit Low-Income Children

Housing Bond Bill signed today by Governor Baker includes reauthorization of successful capital fund for early education facilities construction and renovation BOSTON – Leaders from four leading organizations focused on…

April 20, 2018

United Way’s North Shore AmeriCorps Team leads four community volunteer projects benefiting 900 students in Lynn & Salem

  United Way’s North Shore AmeriCorps team joined with volunteers from Kettle Cuisine, Metro North YMCA’s corporate office, Northeast ARC and Salem Public Schools to lead a two-day, two-city volunteer…

March 29, 2018

Massachusetts Senate Approves Critical Funding to Increase High Quality Learning Environments, Boost Economic Development and Create More Affordable Housing

Housing Bond Bill passed today includes re-authorization of successful Community Investment Tax Credit and EEOST Capital Fund BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today praised the…

March 28, 2018

Mayor Walsh joins industry leaders to recognize Vertex and promote expansion of STEM programs for middle school youth

United Way’s STEM Leadership Breakfast raises over $200,000 for innovative BoSTEM public-private partnership BOSTON — Close to 300 business leaders representing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries came together…

March 7, 2018

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 financial assistance to local families in need this…

February 13, 2018

Pay for Success Initiative to Reduce Chronic Individual Homelessness Exceeds Goals; Issues First Dividend Payments to Investors

BOSTON – The first-in-the-nation Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness has significantly exceeded targets and successfully placed over 656 high-need individuals into stable, supportive housing, with 92%…

February 9, 2018

New data from Mass 2-1-1 shows 58 percent increase in calls over 2016

2017 data for 2-1-1 shows many callers looking for assistance with mental health and addiction issues BOSTON –  New data from Mass 2-1-1, a free health and human service referral line…