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Did You See CJ?

Did you happen to spot CJ at your local Hy-Vee, school, or maybe on the back of a city bus last month? CJ is the main character in Reading into Success’

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Day of Caring: 2018 Event Recap

Every May, UWECI hosts Day of Caring, one of the largest organized volunteer events in Cedar Rapids. This year marked our 25th Day of Caring.

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Become a VIP and Make a Difference!

“It was so encouraging when the teacher shared with me one of my reader’s score improvements since meeting together! We’re making a difference!”

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Time for Art: 2018 Event Recap

On Friday, April 27, we held our event, Time for Art: A Celebration of Volunteers, at the Cedar Rapids Marriott.

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VITA Wrap Up: 2017 Tax Year

This tax season, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program brought millions of dollars back to families in our community!

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National Volunteer Month: Our New Volunteer Menu

Sue Driscoll is UWECI’s Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement. In this blog for National Volunteer Month, she explains the benefits of our new[..]

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VIP Spotlight: Jen Moreland

Jen Moreland and her colleagues from Raining Rose signed up to participate in the Volunteers in Proficiency (VIP) program. Read more about VIP and how[..]

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WLI Member Spotlight: Heather Dee

Heather Dee is an active member of our Women's Leadership Iniative (WLI) and part of the group's Steering Committee. Learn more about Heather and why[..]
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National Volunteer Month: Volunteer Engagement through Service Enterprise

Kayla Paulson is our 55+ Initiative Coordinator and expert on Service Enterprise certification. Find out how nonprofits benefit from Service Enterprise[..]

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National Volunteer Month: Jones County

Amy Keltner is our Jones County Volunteer Center Coordinator. Learn more about how the center and its volunteers truly make a difference for rural[..]

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