Renee Miller

Renee Miller
Renee Miller is the United Way of Central Iowa's Chief Community Impact Officer.

Recent Posts

What is poverty in Des Moines and across the region?

The U.S. Census focuses on federal poverty at 100% - a point where 11.1% of central Iowans cannot afford food, housing, and other basic needs. Above that level, however, 22.9% of individuals in Warren, Dallas, and Polk Counties cannot afford...

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4 Steps to Transforming Our Community

United Way of Central Iowa leads the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all central Iowans. But how do we actually do that? It involves a lot more than just investing funds in community programs.

Many complex issues—such as...

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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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Bridges to Success

More than 70 percent of people who begin the process of earning a high school equivalency diplomas (HSED) don’t end up getting one. For most, it’s not a matter of ability or motivation. Their lives are complicated, resources are scarce, and they...

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Storybook Success

There is a myth about the United States that people all over the world believe. Many Americans believe it too. And so did Udoh Nkanta, when he first arrived from Nigeria 20 years ago.

“When I first came here, I used to think that everybody speaks...

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Money Smart Week

Did you take a personal finance course in high school? If so, then you were better off than most Iowa high school students. Many are not required to learn anything about how to use credit cards, buy a house or car, save, invest or shop for...

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