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AmeriCorps Spotlight: Letravious Holley

Mother Theresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” One AmeriCorps member in[..]

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Time for Art Featured Volunteers: The Knapp Family

 Shilo, Nikki, and Jayden Knapp attended this year's Time for Art event in April. The family bid a combined 264 volunteer hours for the artwork they[..]

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Fighting for Education: 2017 Practicum Student

With the help from practicum students, we have increased capacity for creating change. Our Community Building Team is fortunate to have practicum[..]

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VITA Needs Volunteers for 2018 Tax Season

Help local families in 2018 by volunteering for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program! VITA provides free tax preparation and filing[..]

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Legacy Dinner 2017 Recap

On September 26, we held our event, "Legacy Dinner: Our Community. Your Legacy." at The Hotel at Kirkwood. It was a great way to thank our legacy[..]

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Staff Spotlight: Emily Wherry

Welcome to United Way, Emily! Emily Wherry is our new practicum student. She will be working with our Community Building team and supporting their[..]

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2016 Flood Stories

In fall 2016, our community responded to threats of flooding throughout Eastern Iowa. During this time, United Way’s 2-1-1 service received more than[..]

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We Fight for Carrie's Family: Willis Dady

United Way and Willis Dady work together to reduce homelessness. One important way to do this is to prevent families facing eviction from becoming[..]

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We Fight for Kids Like Willie: Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

As a United Way funded partner, Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids works to move kids from good to great. Their primary after-school services focus on[..]

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International Literacy Day 2017

This year marks the 51st anniversary of International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day celebrates and honors the past five decades of national[..]

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