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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

There’s an App for That?

It’s easier than ever to give back.  United Ways in Iowa have launched a free app for iPhones, iPads, and iPods which allow users to map volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Rapids or Des Moines metro areas. More

11/07/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Dominique Dawes: Helping Today’s Youth Realize Their Passion

By Jessica Badger, Manager of Learning and Conferencing, United Way Worldwide

During the afternoon of the United Way Worldwide Out-of-School Time Summit Sponsored by JCPenny, leaders in education and partners from across the country heard from Dominique Dawes, speaker and member of the 1996 Olympic Game's “Magnificent Seven” gold medal women’s gymnastics team.

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10/18/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Engagement, Mobilization and Impact

The work that United Way is doing is invaluable” Mayor Julian Castro, San Antonio Texas

San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro addressed United Way’s Early Grade Reading Mobilization Leaders on Thursday.

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10/05/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Have You Met Alice?

By John B. Franklin, CEO of United Way of Northern New Jersey

Some years ago, as the Executive Director of the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown, New Jersey, I spent my days getting to know many who had hit rock-bottom. I gained great sympathy for these individuals who were homeless and destitute. The more I got to know them, the more I learned.

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10/04/12

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Peter Beard

By Peter Beard

United Ways Leading National Grade-Level Reading Network

Reading Proficiency by 3rd Grade is Essential

When we think of the importance of reading, we may not immediately think of high school graduation. The fact is, 96% of kids who read well by 3rd grade will graduate high school. That sounds promising, right? But one in three American fourth graders score below “basic” in the nation’s only national assessment of reading. That means one in three fourth graders can barely read. Not good. More

10/03/12

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