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We Fight for Health: Our Partneship 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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AmeriCorps Spotlight: Mel Doyle

Our Youth Achievement AmeriCorps program has many moving parts. Without Mel Doyle's support, it would be nearly impossible to manage our many host[..]

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WLI Member Spotlight: Julie Schneekloth

Julie Schneekloth is this year's chair of Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI). Read more about her connection to WLI and our community below.

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Why I Joined Youth Achievement AmeriCorps, Pt. 2

Youth Achievement AmeriCorps (YAA) members provide support to low-income children and families through early literacy programs, tutoring reading and[..]

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What is a Loaned Executive?

Through strategic partnerships, innovative programming, dedicated volunteers, and more than 16,000 donors, we mobilize individuals and companies to[..]

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Meet the Campaign Chairs: Anne Carter and Kate Minette

Campaign Co-Chairs Anne Carter and Kate Minette are just getting started with this year's UWECI campaign! Learn more about their connection to United[..]

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