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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
DR. LAWRENCE, A RETIRED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WHO HELPS LEAD UNITED WAY’S AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP SOCIETY

During any other year, the fall has meant for parents a return to predictability and structure as their kids leave the house — or that of a relative or care provider — to resume their education and continue on their way to success in a school and life.

But 2020 has been anything but predictable, as many parents have...

Thursday, September 10, 2020

 

United Way Quad Cities announced today it has issued $2.3 million in grants to 37 local agencies focused on ensuring all Quad Citizens, regardless of race or ZIP code, have the opportunity and access to achieve their full potential.  

“We’re able to make these investments thanks to the generosity of over 12,000 Quad Citizens,” said United Way Quad Cities President and CEO Rene Gellerman. “Because of their contributions...

Saturday, August 15, 2020

 

Right now, there’s a lot on the line when it comes to child care.  

Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a business owner or simply a taxpayer, you have a stake – financial and moral – in the strength and sustainability of a comprehensive child care system in the Quad Cities.

Hmm. Perhaps you’ve never really thought about it.

Well, let’s start with this premise: Nothing is more important than ensuring the...

Monday, August 3, 2020
All first-time and increased donations to be matched by an anonymous donor up to $300,000. United Way Quad Cities is kicking off its community campaign Wednesday, Aug. 5, nearly two months early, and is inviting everyone – businesses small and large, individual donors and foundations – to commit whatever support possible to help get kids back on track in school, adults back to work and enable residents to live healthy and safe lives. United...
Monday, August 3, 2020

As communities across the country continue to assess how to overcome structural racism and inequality, United Way Quad Cities and partners Quad Cities Community Foundation, Visit Quad Cities and Quad Cities Chamber are leading an effort to develop a deeper understanding on how inequity and racism affect our lives and community by launching the 21-Day Equity Challenge on Aug. 24.

Built around the idea that it takes 21 days to change a...

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