Sarah Welch

Sarah Welch is a communications contractor for the Thriving Workforce initiative and is the former Strategic Communications Officer at United Way of Central Iowa.

Recent Posts

Supporting a Community That Cares

Sunnie Richer was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany after her parents fled war in Lithuania. At age 3, she immigrated with her family to the United States, grew up in Chicago, and eventually, moved to Des Moines to head IBM’s Iowa...

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Stephanie Chin named Community Impact Officer of Income

United Way of Central Iowa has hired Stephanie Chin as community impact officer – income. In this role, Stephanie will lead the community’s efforts to increase the percentage of central Iowans who are financially self-sufficient.

Chin comes to Des...

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UWCI Commends Future Ready Iowa Policy Recommendations

United Way of Central Iowa commends Future Ready Iowa Co-Chairs, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Dan Houston, and the Future Ready Iowa Alliance, for the final policy recommendations released yesterday. 

“The practical recommendations of the Future Ready Iowa...

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Central Iowa Works to advance retail careers with grant

The National Fund is awarding $900,000 in grants made possible through a grant from Walmart to the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative, Central Iowa Works, and SkillUp Washington. The grants will be given in $100,000 increments each year for...

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National expert to discuss central Iowa's health

Dan Witters, lead researcher at Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, will meet with community stakeholders to discuss central Iowa’s progress in five factors of well-being and strategize future efforts to improve the health and well-being of central...

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What Life is Like After Prison

“I was more scared to leave prison than I was to go to prison.”

Jamie Roos shared her story of re-entering society after serving 16 years at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville to a crowd of about 60 people on Thursday,...

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Day of Action to engage 4,500 volunteers in central Iowa

On Tuesday, September 12, United Way of Central Iowa will host its annual Day of Action, our community’s biggest day of volunteer service. Approximately 4,500 volunteers from 43 local companies will fan across the community, working on volunteer...

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Renée Miller named Chief Community Impact Officer

 United Way of Central Iowa has promoted Renée Miller to Chief Community Impact Officer, starting July 10.

Renée has served as community impact officer for United Way's income priority area since December 2013, with a focus on building...

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United Way Board of Directors Welcomes Six New Members

United Way of Central Iowa’s board of directors has approved the addition of six members who joined on July 1, 2017, for a two-year term. Tom Mahoney, chairman and CEO of ITA Group, was named board chair, and Nora Everett, president of retirement...

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Johnson Named OpportUNITY Program Director

United Way of Central Iowa has hired Seth Johnson as OpportUNITY Program Director. In this role, Seth will lead the community's collective impact plan to eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency and reduce poverty in central Iowa. 

Seth has served as...

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