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Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

June 24th, 2022
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

The Rock Island-Milan School District is offering breakfast and lunch at no cost to children under the age of 18 for the month of June, regardless of income level or school district boundary area. Meals will be offered at Rock Island High School (1400 25th Avenue) from June 2 -29. Breakfast is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Lunch is from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Meals must be consumed on site. Any questions can be directed to the RIMSD #41 Nutrition Services Department, 309-793-5900 x10220.  Read More

Illinois Head Start Students Planting Gardens Today In Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 31st, 2022
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month and Project NOW’s Head Start children and staff are making sure everyone knows it.  They will be planting 200 pinwheels at the four local Head Start campuses on Thursday, March 31st beginning at 10 am. The media is invited to the planting event at the Floreciente campus (350 3rd St., Moline, IL 61265) at 10:00 am to see the children and talk to Project NOW’s Executive Director, Dwight Ford, about the importance of recognizing signs of abuse. Pinwheel gardens will also be planted at the following locations and times – 11:00 am Springbrook... Read More

Hunt and Diane Harris Create New Fund With Quad Cities Community Foundation

March 23rd, 2022
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

Continuity matters. Just ask Hunt and Diane Harris, who recently moved from Moline to Naperville to be closer to their son and his family. As they settle into their new home, they’re making sure that their giving remains grounded in the Quad Cities, that generosity keeps thriving in their family, and that their legacy lives on after their lifetimes, too. How? By converting their two existing private foundations into a donor-advised fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. With the support of the Community Foundation staff, Hunt and Diane will be able to use the newly established Harris Family... Read More

Guest Editorial: QCA is Helping Prevent Lost Potential

March 10th, 2022
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

We continue to hear news reports of crime, abuse, and neglect. We often feel as though we are on the brink of disaster and unable to help, when in truth, we have never been closer to making a difference. It is one simple personal interaction away. A single positive comment, a lone hand extended in friendship and support, a smile and word of encouragement to motivate and mentor a young person. Preventing lost potential is the mission of The HAVlife Foundation. Preventing the lost potential of our community’s youth, those age 10-15 that may be currently living in an “at risk” world.... Read More

East Moline Silvis Soccer Club Gets $1500 Grant From HAVLife Foundation!

February 20th, 2022
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

EMSSC is the recipient of a $1500 grant from the HAVlife Foundation! Director Jill Sanders-Colgan and Assistant Director Susy Hughes graciously accepted the grant. Thank you for supporting EMSSC!  Read More

Moline Bike Paths Get A Smoother Ride Due To The Generosity Of Local Couple

February 5th, 2022
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

Like many American children, Dean and Deb Mathias learned to ride bikes at an early age. Unlike most, however, the couple has cultivated that rite of passage into an enduring passion—one that has introduced them to lifelong friends, been shared with multiple family generations, taken them all over the globe, and guided them to give back to their community. Today, Deb and Dean are two of the biggest champions of bicycling and recreation in the Quad Cities. Deb is secretary of the Quad Cities Bicycle Club, while Dean sits on multiple local committees, advocating for projects that enhance the region’s... Read More

Child Abuse Council to Enhance Treatment Services for Rural Children and Families

December 16th, 2021
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

The Child Abuse Council is bringing new mental health and medical services to children and families in Muscatine and the surrounding southeast Iowa counties through its Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center. The program is part of a nation-wide network of child advocacy centers that provide services to mitigate the immediate and long-term negative impacts of child abuse and neglect on children, families, and their communities. The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust recently awarded a three-year, $175,000 grant to enhance the program’s coordinated approach and improve access to crucial resources... Read More

Rock Island / Milan Students Collect Over 22,000 Pounds Of Food For Hunger Drive!

November 29th, 2021
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

Rock Island / Milan School District 41 students collected 22,815 pounds for the Student Hunger Drive this year! That’s a New record for RIHS/TMLC. That equals to 30.061 meals that will help feed local families! Congrats on a successful campaign and thank you to our students, teachers, administrators, and our community who donated. #ThisHouseRocks  Read More

IowaWorks Offering Career Planning Help

November 25th, 2021
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

In person Career Planning has resumed in Muscatine, Clinton, Maquoketa, and Monticello. IowaWORKS team members provide employment resources for Iowans in in these communities. Services provided include resume and job search assistance, tuition scholarships, paid work experiences, and on-the-job training opportunities.  Our staff also serve businesses by providing unemployment expertise, serving as the primary point of contact for businesses, and posting jobs. The hours and locations for the team members providing these services are listed below. Muscatine   Mondays, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday... Read More

Bettendorf High School Student Council Helps Feed The Hungry In The Quad-Cities

November 21st, 2021
Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

Bettendorf Student Council loaded up the truck and finished up the Hunger Drive. got 2nd place and raised 53,000 lbs. That amount of food provides over 144,000 meals to our community. For perspective, that feeds a family of four 3 meals a day every day for 62.5 YEARS. Thank you so much to our community for helping us raise this total and a special shout out to our Student Council members who put numerous hours into this cause! #BETTerTogether  Read More