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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Quad Cities residents with a household income of $57,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation services offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at 14 different sites. Appointments are available through April 12, 2018.  IRS-certified trained volunteers will prepare taxes at no cost. Residents can now schedule appointments by dialing 2-1-1 or 563.355.9900. (2-1-1 is United Way’s confidential information and...

Monday, March 12, 2018

A big thank you for those that took time to fill out our recent survey! We take your input seriously. As we're planning for 2018 and the future, we will use this information to help inform our decisions. 

Surveys were completed by 356 individuals who have opted-in to our enewsletter.  It's important to see how our supporters view the organization.

Overall, survey results were positive with the majority of respondents stating...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Quad Cities school districts have seen a small decline in the number of students who have been absent for too many days of the school year.   National-level research has found that students who miss even just 9 days of the school year have lower grades and score lower on standardized tests.   To address this issue, this past fall the school districts teamed up with United Way of the Quad Cities Area and the Arconic Foundation to launch the...
Monday, January 29, 2018
More than 50 RSM volunteers helped put hundreds of books and learning apps into the hands of disadvantaged youth using a Kindle Fire last week. RSM employees worked with youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley to set up and learn about how to use a Kindle Fire, and then download and read an age-appropriate book. At the end, volunteers gave the Kindle Fires, purchased by RSM, to participating children for future learning.     “...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Looking for ways to help your child under age 5 learn every day? The 2018 Born Learning calendar connects the dots to a successful future providing easy daily activities to help make sure your child will be ready for kindergarten. Get your calendar today by calling Amy Daniels at 563.355.4310 or filling out this form.