A Change to Iowa's Childcare Cliff Effect Legislation

United Way of Central Iowa has been advocating to eliminate the childcare “cliff effect” for well over a decade. This effort is a current priority of central Iowa’s OpportUNITY Plan to take action against poverty in our region.

Where we’ve been with...

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Americans with Disabilities Act

Two years ago, I accepted a position at Central Iowa Works under the leadership of Pat Steele. I quickly learned that Pat had a tremendous passion for those underserved and often marginalized in our community, especially people with disabilities....

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Why Pride Month Matters More During a Pandemic

The pandemic exposed us all to the isolation many LGBTQ+ people feel year-round.

Across the country, many people experienced social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. But did you know that isolation is more intense for LGBTQ+ members of the...

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Civic Action is Community Action

Why the census and voting matter to our community.

United Way of Central Iowa leads the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We take actions and provide resources to support strong, healthy, and...

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Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Coalition Receives 388 Signatures on Letter of Support to the State Legislature

As the Iowa State Legislature reconvened last week, the Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Coalition received 388 signatures of support from funders, business partners, nonprofits, and individual donors and volunteers throughout the state for its letter to the...

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