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Advocating for Change

Professor Robert D. Putnam was the keynote speaker for United Way’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 14. His comments set the context and confirmed[..]

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CEO Best Practices

This summer, United Way held a breakfast event for 55 CEOs and executives from 35 local companies. One of the goals of this meeting was to brainstorm[..]

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School Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism

The June newsletter for Reading into Success shared an exciting update about local work to decrease chronic absenteeism. You might be asking, “what is[..]

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Summer Learning Loss

Summer is here, and students are already planning their adventures: camps to reunite with friends, pool trips and picnics outside, and family vacations[..]

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Volunteering is What We Do

Volunteering isn’t just something United Way helps the community do; it’s also what we do!

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Outstanding Volunteer Awards Recap

Thanks for coming to our annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast! This event is a great opportunity to recognize volunteers and the important role they[..]

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Time for Art Recap

This year’s Time for Art was a huge success! Thank you to all of the local artists who donated their pieces, committee members who helped organize the[..]

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Cedar Rapids Joins Nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Cedar Rapids is taking a big step toward improving student success by joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR), a nationwide movement to[..]

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Another Great VITA Tax Season Is Underway!

Tax season is well underway at our five VITA sites in Linn and Jones County! So far, VITA volunteers have completed federal and state tax returns for[..]

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Get to Know Our President, Lois Buntz

In honor of President’s Day this month, we’d like to feature our own President and CEO, Lois Buntz.

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