Race, Racism

The Four Types of Racism

With its complex history, racism is oftentimes taught to others on a linear scale. The truth is, racism accepts many forms. Though not always communicated, racial inequality percolates at larger.....

Social

Social Enterprises: Definition and Examples

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the crucial role of social enterprises in supporting vulnerable communities. Following the global pandemic, social enterprises responded with innovative solutions to address social, economic and.....

Eating is Expensive, Even For Those Who Are Employed

By Rosie Allen-Herring, President and CEO, United Way of the National Capital Area “Eating healthy is expensive.” These are the words that ran through my mind after I read the.....

Financial

Financial Literacy for Youth: Why it Matters

In 2023, many young people will enter adulthood without the essential financial knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices about their money. Consider this: Young Americans owe over.....

The Top 5 Black History Books for Kids

As we strive to empower younger generations, it is critical to introduce them to diverse perspectives and experiences. By exposing children to literature that celebrates Black history and culture, they.....

Gender

Gender Roles and Norms: What Are They & How Do They Affect Children?

Gender norms are deeply ingrained in our society and can significantly impact individuals, particularly children. Restrictive gender norms often limit children’s potential and opportunities, affect their self-esteem and mental health,.....

What Are Social Institutions? Learn with the Definition & Examples

In today’s world, gender and racial inequities persist across the nation and world. Despite making substantial progress in some areas, many individuals still face discrimination and inequality based on gender.....

Homelessness, Homes

Vacant Homes vs. Homelessness in Cities Around the U.S.

For many Americans, finding affordable housing continues to be a challenge, whether you’re renting or buying. In today’s real estate market, many overpriced homes sit vacant while populations experiencing homelessness.....

Digital, Equity

Analyzing Digital Equity in Cities Around the U.S.

As online learning, telehealth and remote work continue to grow in popularity throughout the U.S., questions of digital equity and bridging the digital divide arise. For those who have access.....

Education, Graduation Rate

Highest Graduation Rates by State & Metro Counties

At United Way, we see firsthand how much a quality education can have a major lifelong effect on the lives of children in their communities. That’s one of many reasons.....


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