Give today and create more success stories like Evelyn’s

She had no computer skills, no confidence and no benefits left. No wonder Evelyn was terrified. Laid off from her job at 57, Evelyn was struggling. She lacked the technological know-how, workplace attire and interview … more »

Give today and create more success stories like Sylvia’s

Sylvia was in a bind. Then an auto title loan made it worse. When Sylvia took out an auto title loan, she was desperate. But three months and $1200 in payments later, she still owed … more »

100K Opportunities Comes To Dallas To Provide Jobs, Resources For Young Adults

In the United States, more than 5.5 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school or working. To address this problem, Starbucks founded the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to connect those young … more »

Dallas Chef Creates a Stir With Program for Troubled Kids

Dallas, TX (Source) – When the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas started looking for promising new talent in nonprofits, Chad Houser was its first find. An acclaimed chef, he had built a cultlike local following … more »

Five United Way social entrepreneurs battle for $100,000 at One Up the Pitch

Five celebrity judges will award $75,000 to their top pick. Audience will award $25,000 to their favorite in live vote. DALLAS, TX (April 6, 2017) – Whether they are keeping kids out of jail by … more »

5 nice ideas compete for $100,000 in Dallas’ philanthropic shark tank

By Cheryl Hall, Dallas Morning News (source) DALLAS – What do Mark Cuban’s longtime billionaire business partner, Dallas’ recently retired police chief, a rich Dallas philanthropist, a fashion-forward blogger and the Dallas Mavericks’ hot new … more »

Why Jimmy Johnson will be centerpiece of the reunion for arguably greatest Cowboys team of all time

By Tim Cowlishaw, DallasNews (SportsDay) (source) Arguably the greatest Cowboys team of all time is getting together for a 25-year reunion Saturday night. And the coach who never looked back is coming back. When Troy Aikman hit … more »

United Way says it has put 192,130 people on the path to financial stability

By Holly Haber, Dallas Morning News (source) February 9, 2017 At the halfway point of a 10-year effort to lift 250,000 North Texans out of poverty and achieve improvements in health and education, United Way … more »

United Way’s GroundFloor Announces New Fellows

Largest GroundFloor Class Enters Revamped Accelerator Program DALLAS, TX (February 7, 2017) – A way to get ex-offenders back to work and save taxpayer dollars, a one-stop-shop for healthy eating in a “food desert” and … more »

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