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What is Social Equity? And why it is the foundation for all families to be stable and thriving.

Right now, families across the United States are struggling with the ability to access healthy food, pay their utility bills, continue their education, afford...

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Partnering Through Crisis

Understand how USI is continuing to serve families throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, USI launched our COVID-19 Action Plan to...

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Story of Home

Listen to Galveston, TX. resident, Ms. A recount her story of rising through education despite the adversity she faced in her hometown of Chicago....

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Haunted

A reminder that social workers/mental health professionals carry the weight of others and should remember their self-care. The once sturdy cement walls have crumbled...

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Anything But

Take a look into how school choice affects communities in need, specifically the children growing up within circumstances that may make school choice an...

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The Big 4-0

USI turns 40 this year and in this installment, we look at the success of the past and the work of the future. Anyone...

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Person – Role – System

This installment speaks to the Results Count framework our organization has adopted as we look at how this often heavy work shows up in...

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Of Pride and Shame

In this post, we raise the story of our youth-led social entrepreneurship program, Green Garden Bakery from our Heritage Park community in Minneapolis. These youth...

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Because Of, Not Despite

In our inaugural post, we utilize our Senior Vice President Donovan Duncan’s story to showcase how we intend to share and connect the stories...

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