Kishwaukee United Way continues to work with state and federal partners to advocate for the communities we serve to accomplish policy wins in the areas of education, financial stability & health.
Advocacy at the Local Level
We work closely with partner agencies on emerging issues to provide support.
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Advocacy at the State Level
Kishwaukee United Way is a partner of the United Way of Illinois in supporting health & human services work across the state. This partnership serves thousands of Illinois citizens. We support legislation on issues that will improve the lives of citizens.
Advocacy at the Federal Level
On federal policy issues, Kishwaukee United Way follows the lead and recommendations of United Way Worldwide. When a federal issue impacts DeKalb County, we ensure our federal delegation is aware of the issue and work with them to find an appropriate method of advocacy. United Way’s Policy Agenda for the 115th Congress helps fulfill our obligation to assist policy-makers in crafting the best possible governmental policies in the areas of education, financial stability and health, while also tackling important policies that strengthen communities at-large. Click the link below for highlights from recent work: