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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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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Des Moines receives All-America City Award for education work

Des Moines received the prestigious All-America City Award for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. This is Des Moines’ sixth award; the city is...

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Summer Food Service Program Kicks Off in Des Moines

As summer kicks off, so has a campaign to encourage families to access sites providing free meals to kids and teens ages 18 and younger. 

"Not only are the youth fed, but there's socialization going on, there's crafts, there's reading projects...

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Vision to Learn Provides Glasses to Students to Improve Learning

 A community kick-off event at Lovejoy Elementary this morning celebrated the launch of Vision To Learn in Des Moines and provided 20 students with free glasses to help them succeed in school and life. Approximately 160 students at five Des Moines...

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LIVE UNITED celebrates community impact and presents awards

At the LIVE UNITED celebration on May 1, United Way of Central Iowa released its 2017 Community Impact Report and honored Matt McDermott, Connie Boesen, Athene USA, and several organizations for improving the lives of central Iowans.

“Our collective...

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