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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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AmeriCorps Spotlight: Letravious Holley

Mother Theresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” One AmeriCorps member in[..]

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International Literacy Day 2017

This year marks the 51st anniversary of International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day celebrates and honors the past five decades of national[..]

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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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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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YAA Alum Spotlight: Katelyn Schany

In 2012, Katelyn Schany served as UWECI's first Youth Achievement AmeriCorps member. Read more about her experience in the program and how it shaped[..]

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AmeriCorps Spotlight: Tommy Govert

Youth Achievement AmeriCorps (YAA) members focus on getting things done in East Central Iowa by strengthening our communities, encouraging[..]

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Why I Joined Youth Achievement AmeriCorps

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

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UWECI Day on the Hill for Education

On Tuesday, February 28, our Community Building staff joined HACAP and Youth Achievement AmeriCorps for Day on the Hill in Des Moines. They met with[..]

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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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