United Way and Bankers Trust Celebrate 100 Years in Central Iowa

Bankers Trust is one of United Way of Central Iowa's longest corporate partners. It's a partnership that formed 100 years ago when both organizations began. At the time B.F. Kaufman founded Bankers Trust, he helped launch the Des Moines Public...

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United Way Celebrates 100-Year Partnership with Principal

Principal has supported United Way of Central Iowa since its inception 100 years ago. In fact, Gerald S. Nollen, an executive with Bankers Life (which later became Principal), helped lead United Way’s first campaign in 1917, which raised an...

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3 Tips for Contacting Your Legislator

United Way of Central Iowa is partnering with United Ways of Iowa to host a Day on the Hill at the Capitol this Tuesday to promote our 2017 Legislative Agenda focused on our priorities in education, income and health. This event is one of many...

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100 Moments from United Way's 100 Years

For the past 100 years, United Way of Central Iowa has taken on challenges big and smallfrom convening the community to tackle tough issues like poverty and getting kids ready for school success to partnering with thousands of people who donate...

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Youth Career Readiness Programs Address Poverty in Central Iowa

Preparing youth for successful careers from the start increases their likelihood of graduating and earning more throughout their life. This is especially critical for youth living in poverty. One-third of youth in lower income households contribute...

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6 Ways to Straighten Out Your Finances in 2017

Don't put it off any longer: January is the perfect time to get your finances in order.

Canesha Funderburke, financial education coach at the Financial Capability Network (FCN)—a United Way program—offers tips to take control of your money and your...

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5 Reasons to Get Your High School Equivalency—and How to Do It

If you don't have a high school diploma, you're not alone.

34,000 central Iowans age 18 and older don't have one. Fortunately, a new free program makes earning your high school equivalency diploma (HSED), formerly known as the GED, easier than ever...

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3 Steps to Free Professional Tax Preparation

United Way's VITA program offers free tax preparation at one of six locations in central Iowa for anyone who made $58,000 or less last year.

The New Year brings new resolutions -- and the start of tax season. If your goal is to get organized this...

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Join us in advocating for central Iowans

Each year, United Way brings together businesses, nonprofits, and the public sector to set policy priorities that improve the lives of central Iowans. This December we released our legislative agenda, detailing our priorities.

Our agenda supports...

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10 New Year's Resolutions to Make Central Iowa a Better Home for All

Instead of making a long list of New Year's goals, try setting a theme to shape your aspirations and actions throughout the year. One option could be: "Make an impact on our community."

Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help you live out your...

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