United Way announces progress toward Goals for 2020

At the LIVE UNITED celebration on April 24, 2019, United Way of Central Iowa announced progress toward the community’s Goals for 2020 in Education, Income, and Health with the release of its 2019 Community Impact Report. The event also honored Athene

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11 ways you can fight poverty in central Iowa

Poverty seems like an impossible problem to solve. Many barriers prevent individuals from achieving financial stability, and the solutions seem just as puzzling. 

Yet, there is something we all can do. It starts by asking this one questionHow can...

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10 facts you should know about poverty in central Iowa

One in three central Iowans doesn't earn enough to cover basic expenses without support. Many struggle to find enough food to eat or a place to sleep at night, while others manage by piecing together jobs and support. Yet, they are one flat tire or...

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8 Issues We Fought for in 2017

Each year United Way of Central Iowa works with legislators, communities, programs, and leaders across the state to advocate for public policies that align with our Goals for 2020 in Education, Income, and Health.

In the 2017 Iowa legislative...

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Governor Branstad signs bill expanding pathways for high school equivalency diploma

This morning, Governor Terry Branstad signed into law House File 473, expanding pathways to achieve a high school equivalency diploma, a key legislative priority for United Way of Central Iowa and several state partners.

“This is an incredible...

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3 Tips for Contacting Your Legislator

United Way of Central Iowa is partnering with United Ways of Iowa to host a Day on the Hill at the Capitol this Tuesday to promote our 2017 Legislative Agenda focused on our priorities in education, income and health. This event is one of many...

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Join us in advocating for central Iowans

Each year, United Way brings together businesses, nonprofits, and the public sector to set policy priorities that improve the lives of central Iowans. This December we released our legislative agenda, detailing our priorities.

Our agenda supports...

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United Way of Central Iowa Appoints New Advocacy Officer

United Way of Central Iowa (UWCI) has hired Dave Stone as Advocacy Officer. In this role Dave will advance the collective legislative goals of the organization and its coalition partners in the areas of education, income and health.

Stone most...

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Child Care Q&A: Why Providers Need an Assist

The many quality child care providers in central Iowa are an essential part of the community, and their services are an important piece of the puzzle for many working parents. But the community and the state are still trying to figure out how to...

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11 Things You Need to 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 will thrive if Iowans are willing...

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