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We fight for the education, financial stability,
and health of every person in our community.

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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.

2018 VITA Annual Report

Each year, United Way of East Central Iowa organizes VITA with community partners to improve services and tax returns for local families and individuals. United Way also recruits and trains volunteers for VITA locations in Linn and Jones Counties. Learn more about the VITA program and those we help in our community.

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2018 2-1-1 Annual Report

United Way 2-1-1 is a safe place to start for anyone who needs assistance finding local resources, 24/7. 2-1-1 serves 42 counties in Iowa, as well as parts of Wisconsin and Illinois. Our goal is to assist individuals and families in finding resources to meet their essential health and human services needs. Read about our impact in the past year.

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Group Volunteer Projects

Do you and your group need help finding meaningful volunteer projects? Whether you’re a few people or crowd, simply fill out our form! Our Volunteer Engagement team will help your group find a project.

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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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September is National Preparedness Month. Read how to be prepared for disasters or emergencies.

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BOLD, Board Orientation & Leadership Development, features six 90-minute workshops to help emerging leaders interested in volunteering for a board or committee but are unsure of the skills or responsibilities they need.

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As one of the leaders in the fight for literacy in our community, Laura Columbus, UWECI Senior Coordinator of Education Initiatives, recently attended the Grade Level Reading Week conference in Philadelphia.