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The Need for Affordable, Accessible Childcare

Our panelists, business and community leaders devoted to driving positive change in this arena, shared compelling stories of the need in our region—and what they’re doing about it. One big takeaway…

Ongoing and New Needs In Mental Health

In a session of our Realities of Inequity series, local champions for health and well-being discussed barriers to seeking and receiving mental health support, the myth that Black people are more…

Why So Many Marylanders Can't Make Ends Meet

Before COVID-19, 39% of Maryland households were already only one emergency away from financial ruin— a 10-year record high—setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the pandemic.…

Let’s Reboot Digital Access

It’s hard to imagine an upside to the pandemic, but it is creating a new world where opportunities afforded by internet access and computer literacy abound. This discussion examines the obstacles…

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Springing Back into Volunteering

These three words encompass the experience of volunteering at United Way of Central Maryland’s Spring Back into Volunteering…

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UNDERSTAND WHY HARDWORKING PEOPLE CAN'T MAKE ENDS MEET

United Way of Central Maryland’s 30|30 Experience is a 90-minute online session that reveals why so many hardworking people can’t make ends meet.You’ll assume the identity of a low-wage earner with a…

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