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United named to Year Up Opportunity Hall of Fame

By The Hub team, September 17, 2020

Since its launch 20 years ago, Year Up, one of our critical needs grant recipients, has helped more than 10,000 young adults gain access to corporate business and technical experience at large companies like United while offering the invaluable perspectives they bring with them.

On Wednesday, the nonprofit inducted United into its Opportunity Hall of Fame – a selection that occurs once every five years.

Year Up's mission is to help close the opportunity divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Since 2018, our partnership has allowed talented student learners the opportunity to gain corporate business experience and technical skill training at the airline while bringing their unique perspectives to our United family and culture. One of those students is Emily Lopez, who graduated from the Year Up program in January 2019 and was hired to be part of the United family as an analyst in Revenue Management.

"I moved from Venezuela to the United States in July 2016 and being a young immigrant with no resources can be difficult to pursue a career in a new country," said Emily.

After learning about Year Up and ultimately being accepted into the program, Emily landed an internship with United, an opportunity she is very grateful for.

Emily Lopez - Analyst, Pricing & Revenue Management

"Feedback from my mentors, coaches and managers was key during my internship phase and helped me convert my internship at United to a full-time position. I am grateful for the opportunity United has provided me and my Year Up Alumni colleagues to keep building a professional career within the company. I am so excited to continue building a professional career with the company and to see United being inducted to Year Up's Hall of Fame. Let's continue closing the opportunity divide!" said Emily.

Although the coronavirus pandemic has made this year's partnership a bit more difficult, we continue to do our part to support the Year Up student learners. Last month, we surprised 145 graduates of this year's Year Up Chicago program with roundtrip tickets to pursue career and networking opportunities within the United States.

"I've been personally honored and inspired to be an advocate for Year Up since I joined United," said CEO Scott Kirby. "This program gives young people from challenged backgrounds an opportunity to get their foot in the door as interns at United. This year's graduates are entering a challenging job landscape, but we have one thing that can help: a route network that provides easy access to major business markets across the United States."

Be the light

How many miles would you go to help someone in need?

By Matt Adams, October 28, 2019

Long after sunset, United Captain Andy King and his fellow Watts of Love volunteers made their way along a jungle path on Ilin Island, off the coast of Mindoro, Philippines. Even with their headlamps, the darkness was stifling. King, a Chicago guy, had never experienced anything like it as he moved precariously with the others through the void. Suddenly, approaching a clearing at the edge of a village, King saw an exhilarating sight: small circles of light dancing in the shadows up ahead.

Hemispheres

New York City celebrates Stonewall 50

By The Hub team, June 10, 2019

Story by Matthew Wexler | Illustration by Made Up | Hemispheres June 2019

This month, New York City celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots—which sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement—and hosts the first WorldPride event to be held in the U.S. Here, five artists and activists who are participating in the festivities share what Pride means to them.

United Airlines t  fly the m st e  -friendly    mmer ial flight  f its kind

By United Airlines

Hist ri "Flight f r the Planet" mbines the use f bi fuel, zer -waste measures and arb n ffsets t signifi antly minimize impa t n the envir nment

United Airlines, a l ngstanding leader am ng all gl bal arriers in envir nmental sustainability is p ised t make hist ry, t m rr w, n W rld Envir nment Day with the departure f the Flight f r the Planet, the m st e -friendly mmer ial flight f its kind in the hist ry f aviati n. n the Flight f r the Planet, United will be me the first kn wn airline t dem nstrate all f the f ll wing key a ti ns n a single mmer ial flight: utilizati n f sustainable aviati n bi fuel; zer abin waste eff rts; arb n ffsetting; and perati nal effi ien ies.

The flight will depart fr m United's h met wn hub f hi ag 'Hare f r its "e -hub" in L s Angeles, where sustainable aviati n bi fuel has helped p wer all the airline's flights fr m the S uthern alif rnia hub sin e 016. The Flight f r the Planet further illustrates United's mmitment t its b ld pledge t redu e its arb n f tprint by 50% by 050.

We team up with Audubon International to save owls in San Francisco

By The Hub team, May 17, 2019

Today, we strengthened our emerging reputation as the world's most environmentally conscious airline by announcing that we are expanding our successful Raptor Relocation Network to our premier West Coast hub, San Francisco International Airport. We are teaming up with Audubon International to trap raptors — primarily barn owls — residing near the airport and resettle these birds of prey at suitable golf course habitats where the species are more likely to thrive.

United supports federal Equality Act

By The Hub team

At United, we recognize, embrace and celebrate the differences that make our customers and employees unique. We're committed to creating an inclusive work environment while contributing to the diverse communities we serve. As a part of this mission, we believe it's important to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by promoting inclusive policies and practices.

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