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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Students make gains in reading through Read to Succeed

Central Iowa students involved with Read to Succeed have shown significant improvements, United Way of Central Iowa announced at a press conference today at Willard Elementary School. United Way also renewed its community-wide call to action by...

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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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United Way of Central Iowa announces leadership transition

United Way Worldwide Appoints Mary Sellers as U.S. President Elisabeth Buck to Become President of United Way of Central Iowa

After more than five years as President of United Way of Central Iowa (UWCI), Mary Sellers has been appointed United Way...

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