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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

THE BIG THANKS

As the 125th year of the United Way movement draws to a close, we’re sending messages of thanks to the millions of people and organizations around the world who have joined with others to advance the common good. United Way was built on the idea that we all win when children succeed in school, when families are stable and people have good health. More

11/12/12

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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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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

Out-of-school Time Summit: Continuing the Momentum

United Way's Lindsay Torrico talks about the take-aways from the Out-of-school Time Summit and how advocates can support this critical issue.

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10/23/12

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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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Debbie Foster

By Debbie Foster

The Difference “Differences” Make

During this election and high-stakes political season, there are constant references to understanding the “differences” between candidates’ positions on critical issues at the community, city, state, national and international levels.  Having a different point of view or being visibly different in and of itself does not lead to conflict and behavior unbecoming to a human being.  It is our thinking and the meaning we attach to what we hear and experience that creates the response.

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10/16/12

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