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Direct Investment Program in Sacramento

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The Direct Investment Program in Sacramento (DIPS) is part of a nationwide trend examining Guaranteed Income. DIPS seeks to create the conditions for real financial freedom, the sort of which is too often denied to communities that are historically undervalued and underinvested in.  

Starting June 1, 2021, 100 families in Sacramento County will receive $300 of unconditional income every month for 24 months. 

Attention DIPS Families: If you are experiencing payment delays, please ensure that you have updated your Preferred Payment Method through the UpTogether Dashboard. Here are step-by-step instructions with a video guide.

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Grateful for UPS
July 2021 Corporate Community Champion

Three adults holding signs that read, "THANK YOU" and text: Corporate Champion UPS.

We are thrilled to recognize UPS as our July 2021 Corporate Community Champion. UPS has been a loyal partner with UWCCR for the past 38 years. Over those years, UPS has donated nearly $8,000,000 to United Way locally through their employee giving and corporate gifts.

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History of Women United
Making a Difference Regionally and Globally

United Way California Capital Region established Women United in early 2002. This small group of committed women developed the mission statement and held the first luncheon benefiting local foster community in the Arden Mall Nordstroms’ parking lot. Over the years, Women United members have continued their commitment to ignite positive change and impact the community particularly in the areas of foster youth, education, financial stability and health.

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6 photos of people giving and receiving laptops and hotspots. Text: Digital Divide - Neighbor Innovation Project. All Nations Church; Fruitridge Community Collaborative; Oak Park; Safety and Devices

Free Internet, Equipment and Training for Eligible Households

What is being offered? 

  • Free hotspots (covered for a full year) 
  • Free broadband for up to 200 people for a year (via Comcast Internet Essentials or AT&T low-cost internet plan) 
  • Refurbished desktop and/or all-in-one computer 
  • Digital literacy training and other important learning resources 

Eligibility 

  • Households in the Sacramento region who earn $30,000 or less, or families eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, etc.
  • Residents of the City of Sacramento  
  • Those residing within SMUD’s service area

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Standing United for Inclusion and Equity
United Way California Capital Region Statement on Racism and Injustice

People across the country are expressing their outrage for the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and too many more.

Our United Way shares these feelings of sadness and outrage toward racial violence and injustice in our country. We are also asking ourselves how we can make a difference during this difficult time. If we are committed to building stronger, healthier, and more compassionate communities, then we must channel our justifiable outrage to collaborative action. 

We must stand united for justice.