United Airlines boosts 8 hub communities

United Airlines has announced a total of USD 8 million in grants to help address pressing issues identified by local leadership in each of its hub market communities — Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark/New York and Washington, D.C., the company said.

The announcement represents United´s commitment to invest in and lift up the communities where many of its customers and employees live and work.

United´s investment in Year Up Chicago is expected to grow the program´s reach by 25 percent while also contributing to launching a second campus in connection with Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago and the City of Chicago.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter.

Year Up is an award-winning, national 501(c)3 organization that provides talented and motivated young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.