In a recent discussion about concentrated poverty and our public schools, a colleague mentioned that, “poverty was going down,” in an attempt to de-emphasize the need for greater education funding. Problem is, official definitions of poverty often don’t reflect the reality of day to day life.
The response of Democrats in Maryland's legislature to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's State of the State address: We will work with you "when we can." But, Del. Kathleen Dumais said in prepared remarks, "we will not sacrifice our Democratic values and principles to cut deals."
Harford County's Found in Faith Ministries, founded in 2016, provides donated furniture and home goods so families in need can properly furnish their homes. The ministry moved earlier this year to a new building in Joppa and will host an open house Oct. 11.
A few years ago, the United Way developed a statistic called ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Essentially, the moniker is to paint a more realistic picture of how many people are struggling to make ends meet in a community, even though they have a good, steady j
A decade on from the financial crisis of 2008, and many economic indicators seem pretty good: Maryland’s unemployment rate has held steady at 4.3 percent over the summer, while U.S. second quarter growth hit 4.2 percent, the highest rate since 2014.
A United Way study of the working poor shows that 38 percent of Maryland families — and nearly half of Baltimore ones — cannot afford basic necessities, such as housing, transportation, food and child care.
It’s easy to overlook Labor Day’s original meaning — celebrating the the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country — when the tangible actions you can take to recognize and champion employment opportunities in your community aren’t always clear.
By Micheal Meyer — Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
Earlier this week at Taneytown Elementary School, the United Way of Central Maryland and the Maryland Food Bank partnered to provide new backpacks filled with supplies for the upcoming school year to students, as well as 30 pounds of food and fresh produce for their families.
What brought the family out Wednesday was the opportunity to pick up new backpacks freshly stocked with supplies, courtesy of the United Way of Central Maryland, as well as the chance to bring home 30 pounds of food — much of which was fresh produce — from the Maryland Food Bank.
On a recent sunny, warm spring evening a celebration came together. A truck rolled across the lawn with musical instruments. Folding tables opened up and foil pans lined the tops. Coolers with water and lemonade were at easy reach for guests of all heights.
By Kara McFalls - Carroll Child Care and Learning Center
More than $17,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funding is now available on a competitive basis to organizations offering emergency food and shelter services in Carroll County. Nonprofits or agencies have until 4 p.m. June 15 to apply for a portion of $17,213 made available through FEMA
Name a high-profile civic institution, and there’s a good chance Patricia J. Mitchell, or “P.J.,” has been involved with it, from the United Way and Notre Dame of Maryland University to chairing the board of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
A week after floodwaters tore through Ellicott City for the second time in two years, Howard County stakeholders are raising questions about whether they should contribute to the town’s future — and whether they were alerted to the flood emergency in a timely manner,
Lawyer Jim Shea, the former chairman of the state’s largest law firm, on Friday became the second candidate for Maryland governor to release his tax returns — reporting that he has both earned millions in income and paid millions in taxes in recent years.
It is estimated that about 30 percent of Carroll County households pay more than 30 percent of their income toward housing, a figure Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County Executive Director Bryan Lyburn attributes to the United Way’s ALICE Report.
United Way of Central Maryland said it helped 550 struggling individuals and families at the organization’s Project Homeless Connect in Harford County held Tuesday afternoon at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena on the campus of Harford Community College.
Democrats, union leaders and immigrant advocates launched a campaign Monday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $15 per hour. They started the campaign on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights icon's "Poor People's Campaign."