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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.

YLS Annual Report

Young Leaders Society's (YLS) mission is to improve the quality of life of children, ages 0–5, by engaging young leaders in addressing critical needs affecting our community. Check out what YLS accomplished in the last year.

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Labor Leadership Giving Society Annual Report

United Way of East Central Iowa has partnered with the labor movement since 1969. The Labor Leadership Giving Society (LLGS) recognizes Union members who demonstrate a personal commitment to caring for one another and those most in need.

Read the LLGS Annual Report

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.
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Every fall, we run our own internal workplace campaign. Read about this year's fundraising activities.

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Our Holiday Volunteer Guide connects volunteers to organizations with the greatest need. Read more about how to give back this season!

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Letravious Holley is on his third term with YAA. Read more about his experience with AmeriCorps and why he chose to do a third term.