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Deep Dive: Mental Health

Alexa Ravetti is our student intern from the University of Minnesota. Read about her work with our Community Building team as she researches mental[..]

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Time for Art: New Artist Spotlight

Each year, local artists donate their photography, sculptures, paintings, and more to our Time for Art event. This year, we have many new artists[..]

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New YLS Chair: Whitney Pino

Get to know Whitney Pino, Van Meter, 2018 YLS Chair.

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Game Changers: A Year in Review Recap

On Thursday, March 8, we held our event, Game Changers: A Year in Review, at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. Game Changers work to break the cycle of[..]

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AmeriCorps Week: What YAA Means to Me

AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps—from programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in[..]

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Community Engagement and Equity

“Nothing about us without us is for us.” I heard this saying within the first 30 minutes of the Nexus' Community Engagement Institute (NCEI) I attended[..]

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Living United: Engaging College Students

United Way of East Central Iowa has worked with students from many different colleges and universities in the surrounding area and various disciplines[..]

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Thanks for Joining the Fight: Week of Thanks 2018

Every February, we dedicate a week to thanking all of our donors and supporters across East Central Iowa. Our Week of Thanks this year is February[..]

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Homelessness in Our Community: Point-in-Time Report

Homelessness continues to be an issue here in East Central Iowa.
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11 Facts for 2-1-1 Day 2018

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral helpline and website available 24/7. From homelessness to healthcare, 2-1-1 can help[..]

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