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Fighting for Strong Futures: spark*5's Pilot Year

spark*5 (strong parents and ready kids by age five) finished its pilot year on June 30! spark*5 is an innovative place-based collaborative, using a[..]

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Meet 2018 Women United Chair, Kelly Lind-Daufeldt!

Kelly is this year's chair of Women United (formerly WLI). Read more about her connection to Women United and our community below.

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Meet the Campaign Chairs: Andrew, Darrel, and Paul Morf

Campaign Chairs Andrew, Darrel, and Paul Morf (of Acumen Advisors and Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC) are just getting started with this year's [..]

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Staff Spotlight: Claudette Breaux

Welcome to United Way of East Central Iowa, Claudette!

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Supporting Independence for Older Adults: Aging Services Inc.

A City of Cedar Rapids inspector visited an apartment of a gentleman who was having issues with too much garbage in his apartment and self-neglect.[..]

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Reducing Homelessness: Willis Dady Shelter

Susan had been living out of state with her husband and three children. She had been a domestic violence victim since the beginning of her marriage. As[..]

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Closing the Achievement Gap: Kids on Course

Javen is a student that we saw huge gains from during the Kids On Course Program.

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Centennial Campaign Throwback

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2014. As we prepare for our 105th campaign, learn more about our[..]

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Economic Mobility Pathway's Mobility Mentoring

During spark*5’s (strong parents and ready kids by age five) development, stakeholders used Economic Mobility Pathway’s (EMPath) Bridge to[..]

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10 Years Post Flood: 5 Ways to Continue Our Story

Today, June 13, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of the 2008 flood cresting 31.12 feet in Cedar Rapids, IA. Floodwaters affected roughly 5,390 houses,[..]

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