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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


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.



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.



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.



Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


OPPORTUNITY NATION WEEK OF ACTION (OCT. 8TH-15TH) - Fewer Americans are likely to earn a high school diploma than their parents, a distinction not shared by any other industrialized country. We know that when students drop out of school, communities suffer. About one quarter of all students – one million students a year, 3,000 a day – fail to graduate on time. It’s no wonder that our trust in the power of the American Dream is wavering.



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