11 Things You Should Know About Refugees in Iowa

Iowa has become a refuge for thousands—a place to call home for those who thought the word had no meaning left. These refugees have survived catastrophes in their personal and political lives. In Iowa, they can and do thrive. But only when Iowans...

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Day of Action

On Tuesday, September 13, thousands of central Iowans joined forces to tangibly improve our community in a single day.

Thanks to this annual event that promotes volunteerism and engagement with community-wide challanges, United Way of Central Iowa...

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A Refuge for New Iowans

Their stories are astounding. Their perseverance is inspiring. Their grit is unyielding.

Together with community partners, United Way of Central Iowa is celebrating these new Iowans during the first-ever Refugee Summit on October 7 and 8 at...

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Walking Toward the Future

On Saturday, August 27, for the eighth annual Graduation Walk, 476 volunteers visited the homes of 1,487 Des Moines middle and high students who were either chronically absent or undercredited. The volunteers provided resources to help students...

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Meet the 2016 Loaned Executives

Each year, community-minded employers lend key personnel to United Way to serve as full-time fundraisers and community ambassadors during the annual campaign.

These Loaned Executives  give United Way the essential "person-power" to take our...

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