United We Learn

United We Learn is an opportunity to learn more about United Way and our work in the community. These virtual learning sessions are offered and hosted by United Way of Central Illinois. Each session will only last for fifteen minutes and will be recorded so they can be viewed at a later time.

Topics vary from our community impact, diving into specific United Way programs, the importance of volunteering, to updates on where Springfield stand on specific issues, debunking United Way misconceptions to how we are assessing community needs.

We hope that you will join us for fifteen minutes every other Friday!


Upcoming Sessions

United Way 101: 98 Years of Helping

Friday July 10, 2020

9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Founded in 1922, United Way of Central Illinois was founded by the Chamber of Commerce and business community to create an organized means to help those in need.  Ninety-Eight years later, we are still adding value to donor investments and helping to build Sangamon and Menard Counties into a vibrant region where individuals and families thrive. Tune in to learn more about our history and how we have continuously strived for excellence to make the greatest impact.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 602-080-885

Making Strategic Investments: How United Way Balances Community Voices, Data and Best Practices

Friday July 24, 2020

9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Opinions, and Data, and Research, Oh My! Join us to learn more about what it takes to create Community Impact, and how the United Way of Central Illinois is striving for greatness and the greatest return on donor investments in the areas of Basic Needs, Education, Financial Stability, and Health.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 602-080-885

Results That Matter: 2020 Community Impact Report

Friday August 7, 2020

9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Watch to learn about the results United Way investments are making in our community. While so much good has been accomplished, there is always room for improvement. The number of lives who have been impacted are endless. 

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 602-080-885


Previous Sessions

The COVID-19 Pandemic: United Way’s Response

Recorded on Friday June 26, 2020

United Way’s primary concern is the safety and health of our community. During this session, we will be discussing the COVID-19 pandemic and how United Way of Central Illinois responded and continues to respond. We will touch on how United Way of Central Illinois partnered with The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln to create the COVID-19 Response Fund to deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of a coronavirus spread in Illinois’ greater capital region. In addition to the COVID-19 Response Fund we will discuss how we adapted our partnerships with our programs, helped connect the community to services and offered opportunities for people wanting to help. We will also tap in to how we are moving from response to recovery and how our community can continue to help.