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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Young People + Volunteering = Bright Future

As of October 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 7.9% unemployment rate in the United States. The figure is much higher, however, for young men and women. I am optimistic, though, about young adults who are spending their early 20’s volunteering through Teach for America, VISTA, City Year, and other service organizations like them. And I am proud of United Way’s role in helping idealistic young people find a way to serve, improve their skills and in some cases, earn money for college or graduate school. More

11/17/12

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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

A BIG THANKS TO OUR MVPs

Just this week, United Way was chosen by Forbes magazine as an “All-Star Charity.” It’s a distinction only held by five nonprofits and we wear it proudly. However, we share the accolade with our “All-Star” partners and the millions of volunteers who over the past 125 years have worked with us to strengthen communities and improve peoples’ lives. More

11/16/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

3 Ways To Do Community Service Online

Many people think that doing community service is too time-consuming to fit into their busy schedules. After all, between work, kids and everything else people try to fit into a day, where are the leftover hours for helping others? More

11/16/12

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier

A BIG THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SUPER-SUPPORTERS

Today’s BIG THANKS goes out to the millions of people who open not only their checkbooks but also their hearts and their calendars – giving, advocating AND volunteering to build thriving communities where opportunity is the norm, not the exception. More

11/15/12

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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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