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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…

January 25, 2018

United Way applauds MA House of Representatives for addressing critical issues of affordable housing, economic development and early education

Housing Bond Bill passed today includes extension of successful Community Investment Tax Credit program and fund for early education facilities BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley…

January 18, 2018

U.S. Department of Education Awards $3.9M to Expand BoSTEM, a Citywide Initiative to Increase STEM Programming

Aims to Close Opportunity Gaps and Prepare Students for Science, Technology Workforce BOSTON —  Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang today joined leaders…

December 12, 2017

Local Nonprofit Leaders: Proposed US Tax Reform Will Hurt People in Need

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and Catholic Charities of Boston today issued the following joint statement outlining their concerns about the impact of…

November 3, 2017

Opening Day for United Way’s North Shore AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps members sworn in today to serve students in Lynn and Salem BOSTON, MA – United Way’s North Shore AmeriCorps team today kicked off the 2017-2018 service year at the…