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Why I Joined Youth Achievement AmeriCorps

Youth Achievement AmeriCorps (YAA) members provide support to low-income children and families through early literacy programs, tutoring reading and[..]

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YLS Spotlight: Beth Lehman

Meet Young Leaders Society (YLS) member, Beth Lehman of Rockwell Collins.

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UWECI Staff's Trip to Great Rivers

During the week of February 27-March 3, a group of UWECI staff traveled to Green Bay, WI for United Way of Wisconsin's Great Rivers Conference.

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Advocating for Volunteerism at the Capital

In February, our Volunteer Engagement volunteers and staff traveled to Des Moines for 55+ Initiative’s Legislative Breakfast and Iowa’s Volunteer Day[..]

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UWECI Day on the Hill for Education

On Tuesday, February 28, our Community Building staff joined HACAP and Youth Achievement AmeriCorps for Day on the Hill in Des Moines. They met with[..]

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Campaign Celebration Recap

Last week, we held our annual Campaign Celebration. It was the perfect opportunity to thank everyone who helped us raise $9.7 million for our community.

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2017 Week of Thanks

Every February, we dedicate a week to thanking all of you. During our Week of Thanks, UWECI staff visit some of the organizations that help make a[..]

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Happy Birthday, 2-1-1!

13 years ago, United Way launched 2-1-1, a community helpline and website. Trained professionals connect callers to health and human services in[..]

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Scheduling Your VITA Appointment

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps bring millions of dollars back into our community through tax returns.

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Outstanding Volunteer Awards Nominations

Our annual Outstanding Volunteer Awards event showcases local individuals, companies, and groups who make a difference through volunteerism. We[..]

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