Kate Bennett

Kate Bennett
Kate Bennett is the Community Impact Officer for Education.

Recent Posts

Give Back with Books

As your holiday shopping wraps up, stop by Barnes & Noble in West Des Moines on December 8 or 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to purchase a gift for a child in need of books.

On these days, volunteers from United Way of Central Iowa will assist shoppers...

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5 Myths About Missing School

You probably played hooky once or twice as a kid to savor that sweet feeling of sleeping in and watching daytime television. So when you hear about students who are chronically absent—missing 18 school days or more a year—you might imagine hundreds...

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Reversing Summer Learning Loss in Central Iowa

As schools dismiss for the summer, kids look forward to the long summer break. For some, that means carefree days at the pool, a fun and enriching camp experience, a family vacation, and a long list of summer reading to enjoy. After three months fly...

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Destination Graduation

“Long gone are the days when school success is the domain of only educators and families,” said Mary Sellers, president of United Way of Central Iowa, in her opening remarks at the Destination Graduation event on April 6.

Instead, businesses,...

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