It’s about our community
If you look in the dictionary for the word “community,” you’ll find two definitions: 1. A group of people living in the same place and 2. A group of people having a common interest.
Counties, neighborhoods, and people can all define community. For United Way of East Central Iowa, our community consists of five counties in Eastern Iowa: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn.
Within these counties, we take a closer look at several cities and individual neighborhoods by asking what does well-being look like, and who is least likely to have it in our community? We ask these questions because we know that our whole community benefits when everyone has the opportunity to have a successful life.