A Refuge for New Iowans

Their stories are astounding. Their perseverance is inspiring. Their grit is unyielding.

Together with community partners, United Way of Central Iowa is celebrating these new Iowans during the first-ever Refugee Summit on October 7 and 8 at...

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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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Legislative Update - March 2016

Democrats, Republicans, Governor Agree to Major Budget Deal

The Legislature is moving toward an on-time adjournment by agreeing to a deal on tax policy and education funding.  The tax issues, combined in one bill (HF 2433), moved quickly through...

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Legislative Update

Skills2Compete Coalition at Capitol

United Way of Central Iowa organized a very successful lobby day centered on workforce readiness issues (to see specific policy recommendations, see the coalition's report). Meetings were held with all the key...

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Helping Central Iowans Rise out of Poverty

For the past 16 months, a diverse group of central Iowans have rallied their support around the OpportUNITY initiative. Their audacious goal is to elevate 20,000 central Iowans out of poverty. Poverty is a niche game; for the hundreds of people...

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