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Staff Spotlight: Brenda Mohr

Welcome to UWECI, Brenda! Brenda Mohr is our new Training and Organizational Development Coordinator and comes to us from United Way of Central Iowa in[..]

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and Mexico Earthquake: United Way's Response

United Way is monitoring local efforts to support communities affected by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes. Read more on their website for[..]

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Turn the Page: Volunteer as a Reading Mentor

Reading and comprehension are the most foundational skills we can build for our children.

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One Leader One Reader

At the Cedar Rapids Farmers' Market on August 19, our Young Leaders Society (YLS) launched a new initiative called One Leader One Reader.

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Because of You Reception 2017 Recap

We held our Because of You Thank You Reception on Tuesday, August 22 at Eastbank Lounge in Cedar Rapids. It was a great opportunity to bring together[..]

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We Fight for Health: Our Partnership with FamilyWize

FamilyWize announced local community members have saved $67,032 in fiscal year 17 on prescription heart disease, diabetes, and mental health[..]

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Sweeping for Change 2017 Recap

We held our first Sweeping for Change curling tournament on Friday, August 11 at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. Six teams from Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust,[..]

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Power of the Purse 2017 Recap

 Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted its annual Power of the Purse on Thursday, August 3. The more than $22,000 this event raised goes to fund[..]

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Condition of Our Community: Housing

Availability of safe and affordable housing is a problem that every community is experiencing nationally. In UWECI’s five-county service area, housing[..]

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Staff Spotlight: Brenda Erger

Welcome to United Way, Brenda!

Brenda Erger joined United Way of East Central Iowa last month as our new Project Assistant for the Resource Development[..]

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