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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Quad Cities students need more help than ever before to succeed in school – and life. To assist families and students with additional supports, United Way Quad Cities has teamed up with local colleges to provide tutoring services, called QC Tutor Connection, to area K-12 students. 

“Parents are struggling with keeping their kids are on track and need some assistance with home-based learning,” said...

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Quad Cities Community Foundation is targeting the persistent racial disparities that impact the social and economic well-being of Quad Citizens of color with a $50,000 Transformation Grant to United Way.

The grant will bolster efforts to reduce inequities across education, income and health systems in the Quad Cities through UWQC's United for Equity Fund.

“We know that strong communities are ones that embrace increased...

Friday, October 30, 2020

United Way Quad Cities awarded $150,000 to 17 local nonprofits responding to the community challenges in health, education, income and essential needs that have resulted from the pandemic.

The grants from United Way’s COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund provide resources for student remote learning, telehealth, personal protective supplies for workers, emergency shelter for families and adults, and additional support to ensure all...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Meet Kayla Babers, United Way’s African American Leadership Society (AALS) Manager. Kayla joined the team in June 2020. She is a lifelong Quad Citizen, who graduated from Rock Island High School in 2011 and from Illinois State University in 2015. At ISU, she majored in journalism (visual communications) and minored in public health. Her greatest passions are her community, empowering women, social justice and fighting for the racially...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Thank you for helping raise $2.7 million in ‘Fall Sprint!’

In the Quad Cities, our strongest asset is our people. In the face of all the challenges in the past year alone, they have proven themselves to be strong, resilient and committed to helping our community. We are especially fortunate to have corporate, civic and community partners that are helping recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and build a...