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Volunteers pack kits at Home For Good in Minneapolis
Posted on September 23, 2019 by United Way Staff

A stable home is the foundation that enables us to thrive—this has never been more evident in our community than it is right now. We […]

United Way Pipefitters Union Training Center, Thursday Nov. 8, 2018
Posted on September 4, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

Every year, organizations ranging from small to large partner with Greater Twin Cities United Way to create positive change in our community. Our company partners […]

Minnesota Capitol Steps
Posted on March 18, 2019 by Liz Werner

On March 13, in partnership with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Greater Twin Cities United Way joined more than 200 organizations and nearly 800 […]

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey speaks to United Way Emerging Leaders on Feb. 1.
Posted on February 6, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

Greater Twin Cities United Way welcomed Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as part of our Executive Leadership Series, hosted by Emerging Leaders. This series brings together young […]

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Posted on December 7, 2018 by Sam Blackwell

Sometimes, I look back and reflect on the time when I started my career at a local nonprofit in the Twin Cities as an AmeriCorps […]

Sam Blackwell gets his photo taken, downtown Minneapolis in the background
Posted on November 6, 2018 by Sam Blackwell

At Greater Twin Cities United Way, we know a place to call home is the foundation of a safe, stable life. For youth who are […]

teen walking on concrete bridge
Posted on November 1, 2017 by Sam Blackwell

We all know that young adulthood is a critical time in every person’s life. It’s a time when people go off to college, move out […]