A New Normal

February 12, 2021

    A New Normal   For nearly a year, we have been impacted by incredible challenges stemming from a global pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost and millions of Americans have lost their jobs and their livelihood. Our St. Louis region has not been immune to any of these struggles.   […]

A message from our president and CEO

May 31, 2020

Message from our president and CEO   We are a nation and region in pain. Six years ago, we felt the collective anguish of Michael Brown’s death. And, while we have made limited steps toward healing and equity, we still have a long way to go to dismantle the systems of injustice and inequality that […]

How United Way is building a more equitable community

February 18, 2020

  How United Way is building a more equitable community   For Sherita Haigler, United Way’s vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, helping people live their best possible lives means looking at the possibilities.   “We don’t just want to meet a need, but how can we help people to thrive and move to […]

Consistency: A resolution worth making

January 10, 2020

      Consistency: A resolution worth making     Each January, we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., who believed in working locally to promote peace, justice, kindness and equality for all. He believed in giving your all in everything you do and dedicated life to making the world a better place. […]

7 Best Moments from 2019

December 5, 2019

  7 Best Moments from 2019   It’s been another incredible year helping our community through United Way!   With 2019 coming to a close, we rounded up some of our favorite memories and biggest impacts.     171,155 United Way 2-1-1 calls Answered Our 2-1-1 call specialists answered 171,155 calls for a total of […]

Immigrant business owners find success in St. Louis

November 19, 2019

Our region’s thriving small business scene is one of the things that makes our community great. But what you may not realize is it’s even more diverse than you think.   According to the St. Louis Mosaic Project, immigrants in our region are 60% more likely to start new businesses than native-born Americans, with a […]

Regina Greer on making connections and lasting change

September 27, 2019

    Regina Greer on making connections and lasting change     United Way has always been there to connect local people to what they need, but the ways it touches people and the ways in which it needs to connect have grown and changed over the years.   In her nearly 10 years at […]

A Warrior for the Community: Charmaine Chapman’s legacy in St. Louis endures

August 23, 2019

    A Warrior for the Community: Charmaine Chapman’s legacy in St. Louis endures   A vigilant advocate for the community. An unwavering commitment to helping people. Charmaine Chapman worked tirelessly to raise expectations and inspire the St. Louis community to help people.   “Over the last eight years, there has been no one who […]

How to talk to your kids about race

February 7, 2019

There’s an old saying that kids are like sponges, and it’s proven true. In the early years, children constantly and effortlessly absorb everything, noticing patterns and creating rules for what they see around them.   This means that, whether parents realize it or not, while children are picking up new words and skills, they’re also […]

Dave Steward on Building up the Next Generation of Leaders

January 18, 2019

In 1990, Dave Steward was looking for a new adventure.   Some may have been nervous or scared to start something new, but Steward wasn’t. He had already made a name for himself by developing a system to make the auditing process quicker for railroads, and he wanted to continue using technology in new and […]

Leading the Way: Bringing St. Louis Together for a Better Arts and Culture Scene

November 6, 2018

Attitudes about disabilities and accessibility are changing, and one local volunteer group is leading the charge.   The Arts and Culture Accessibility Collaborative (ACAC), formed last year by MindsEye Radio, a United Way supported agency, is working to make St. Louis’ arts and culture scene more accessible for people with disabilities as visitors, patrons, […]