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What We’re Doing
United Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life. Our goal is to build solutions that create positive social change.

Now Hiring For A President and CEO!

Due to a retirement, the United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is in search of our next President/CEO to lead the continued growth of the organization.

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Thank you United Way Day of Caring Volunteers!

Thank you to the 1,275 volunteers who participated in 2016 Day of Caring!

Watch the Day of Caring highlight video.
View photos of our volunteers.


2016 Campaign video

This year's campaign video features single mother, Lindsay McIntyre. Lindsay received United Way services provided by the Heart of Iowa program through ASAC.  "My motivation is to be healthy, have a happy life with my kids, and give back to others who maybe don't understand addiction, or who need help but don't know where to go." Because of your support, Lindsay is back on her feet and able to continue to care for herself and her children.

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Our Community
United Way of East Central Iowa’s service area is five counties: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn counties. We work to understand people we serve at the county, city, and neighborhood level and improve well-being in each area.
Our Blog
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Our Women's Leadership Initiative members fund programs for women in need. Read how their work with local health partners helped one member's daughter through a high-risk pregnancy.

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According to the National Summer Learning Association, most students lose about two months of math computation skills during summer break. This summer, United Way teams up with local partners to help prevent this education gap

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Our staff is passionate about making a difference through volunteering, which is why we added volunteer time off as a benefit to employees.