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Thursday, July 9, 2020
  COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund issues grants for education, income, health and essential needs

United Way Quad Cities awarded grants to 13 local nonprofits totaling $100,000. United Way’s COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund supports agencies who are providing essential needs and resources for Quad Citizens – access to food, sanitary supplies and emergency financial assistance – as well as those working toward longer-term recovery to strengthen education,...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

By Alex Kolker, United Way Community Impact Manager

Consider the following two mid-sized U.S. communities within the same region.

In one, the average household income is squarely in the middle class. Most people own their own homes. Three-quarters of their third-graders can read, and 95% of the adults have high school diplomas.

In the other, life is very different. One-quarter of the workforce earns less than minimum wage...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    United Way's African American Leadership Society (AALS) is committed to fighting for racial equality now and in the future. It was this commitment that spurred the creation of AALS, and it is this commitment that continues to drive us.   We have watched the intense events unfold in our nation and local community over the last few weeks, with racial inequality and injustice taking center stage, and would like to take this opportunity to...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
UWQC Statement on Equity   Mr. George Floyd’s senseless death has sparked a movement. We find ourselves in the midst of people’s protest. The core of the outrage: the absence of equity across any number of fronts. If we examine our local and regional balance sheet, where would we find equity?  In most conversations about positioning the Quad Cities for growth we typically default to our many assets. We tout our unique riverfront, cultural,...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
We are — I am — heartbroken over the senseless death of Mr. George Floyd. United Way Quad Cities grieves alongside his family and community. Regardless of the ZIP code of where this happened this time, we feel compelled to join others across the U.S. in calling for justice for George and for reforms that will help prevent tragedies like these from happening again anywhere, particularly to our Black and Brown neighbors.   United Way recognizes...