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Introducing Impact Report Cards

For many years, United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) has utilized report cards to record and distribute data from partner agencies. It was a way for[..]

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Family Volunteer Day 2018

 

Despite the first snow of the season, more than 90 individuals joined us for Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 19! People of all ages—from[..]
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VIP Recruitment

Helping Young Readers 40 Minutes at a Time

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Grade Level Reading Week Conference

As one of the leaders in the fight for literacy in our community, Laura Columbus, UWECI Senior Coordinator of Education Initiatives, recently attended[..]

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Go Back to School This Year—Volunteer!

Last year United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) connected more than 2,600 volunteers to opportunities in their area of interest. And now[..]

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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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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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Preventing Summer Learning Loss

“What am I going to do with the kids once school is out?”

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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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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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