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We are helping more adults, children and families to reach their full potential.

We believe in the power of unity to create lasting change. Together, we can spread opportunity to even more of our neighbors — regardless of race or zip code.

Let's change lives together.

Education, income and health — they’re the foundation of stability for us all. By channeling our time and resources into them, we create measurable change where it’s needed most.

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Help young people reach their full potential.

Build a stable life for everyone.

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Improve health and well-being for all.

We accelerate people-powered change.

Your investment builds a stronger Quad Cities.

We mobilize people and resources to solve problems in the Quad Cities. We don’t do it alone, and we make sure you know the impact.

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2000

students discovered a career path after participating in funded career exploration programs.

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50 %

of students who participated in our reading programming have improved their literacy skills.

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400

individuals secured adequate housing and a stable roof over their heads.

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At United Way Quad Cities, we aspire to make lasting impact on the lives and communities of the Quad Cities. Through our Rise United 2030 community goals, we are working with businesses, nonprofits, unions and neighbors to address systemic problems that hold our neighbors back.

Our Rise United Community Goals

To achieve these goals, we are focusing on three key levers to drive transformative change and advance racial equity in education, income and health:

Education

Quad Cities students will graduate high school prepared for success in college or career.
Increase to
55 %
the number of students reading on grade level by 3rd grade.

Income

Quad Citizens have stable career pathways leading to financial stability and security.
Increase by
1 %

the number of young adults earning living wages, adding $116M in wages per year to the economy.

Health

Quad Citizens have access to routine health care allowing them to live long, healthy lives.
Increase to
55 %

the percent of Quad Citizens reporting having routine health care.

Learn more about our Rise United 2030 goals here.

Quad Cities students will graduate high school prepared for success in college or career.
Quad Citizens have stable career pathways leading to financial stability and security.
Quad Citizens have access to routine health care allowing them to live long, healthy lives.

How We Get There

Increase to
50 %

the number of students reading on grade level by 3rd grade.

Increase by
1 %

the number of young adults earning living wages, adding $116M in wages per year to the economy.

Increase to
55 %

the percent of of Quad Citizens reporting having routine health care.

Learn more about our Rise United 2030 goals here.

Quad Cities students will graduate high school prepared for success in college or career.
Quad Citizens have stable career pathways leading to financial stability and security.
Quad Citizens have access to routine health care allowing them to live long, healthy lives.

How We Get There

Increase to
50 %

the number of students reading on grade level by 3rd grade.

Increase by
1 %

the number of young adults earning living wages, adding $116M in wages per year to the economy.

Increase to
55 %

the percent of of Quad Citizens reporting having routine health care.

Learn more about our Rise United 2030 goals here.

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