When we Rise United, we give every student the education they deserve, help all students find a job that utilizes their talents and prove health is the greatest wealth of all.
Rise United is a plan created by community partners joining forces to advance racial equity in the areas of education, income and health. Led by United Way Quad Cities, we’re tackling root causes of systemic barriers to success.
Looking to make a difference right here at home? So are we.
All our work is dedicated to all of the Quad Cities. We leverage our proven model and deploy it with a local lens to create the most impact possible. We’re helping our home and our neighbors through the most powerful nonprofit funding available.
Together, we can support the building blocks that work toward this aspiration so that all:
Quad Cities students will graduate high school prepared for success in college or career.
Quad Cities families are financially stable.
Quad Citizens are living long, healthy lives.
To achieve these goals, we are focusing on three key levers to drive transformative change and advance racial equity in education, income and health:
the number of young adults earning living wages, adding $116M in wages per year to the economy.
the percent of Quad Citizens reporting having routine health care.