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National Volunteer Month: 55+ Initiative Spotlight

Steve Schroeder, Rockwell Collins retiree, shared why he became a volunteer with the 55+ Initiative.

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National Volunteer Month: Service Enterprise

The Service Enterprise Initiative helps nonprofits strategically engage volunteers and use their time and skills to address community needs. United Way[..]

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Staff Spotlight: Kathleen Paterson

Welcome to United Way of East Central Iowa, Kathleen!

Kathleen Paterson recently joined United Way's Community Building team as our new spark*5 Senior[..]

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National Volunteer Month: Jones County Volunteer Center

In honor of National Volunteer Month, we're spotlighting great volunteers and programs in our community. This week's feature is the Jones County[..]

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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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