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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…

November 2, 2017

Real Estate and Building Industry raises $3 million to support United Way’s work to help end homelessness in Greater Boston

24th Annual United Way Real Estate and Building Industry Leadership Breakfast honors National Development/Charles River Realty Investors BOSTON — In 1993, real estate industry leaders Kevin Phelan and the late…

October 25, 2017

Mayor Walsh Launches Programs to Increase Economic Mobility For Boston Residents

Boston Builds Credit will raise credit scores for 25,000 Boston residents  BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today launched a first-in-the-nation Citywide credit building initiative,  Boston Builds Credit (BBC), which will…

October 11, 2017

United Way Celebrates Women’s Leadership and Philanthropy

BOSTON — United Way’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast brought together over 700 women to celebrate the collective power of women and raise funds for important causes in the community.  The cornerstone event…