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Iowa United Way Helps Davenport Students With Vision To Learn Program

February 27th, 2024
Iowa United Way Helps Davenport Students With Vision To Learn Program

Did you know? 80% of learning during the first twelve years of a kid’s life is visual. That’s why these students at Jefferson Elementary were smiling extra big on Wednesday! Thanks to the generous support of #UnitedWayQC donors, our Vision to Learn initiative held another glasses party to give 115 students two pairs of glasses at no charge. That brings us to a whopping 283 QC students who have received 566 pairs of glasses since October! Now, these kids will no longer struggle to read the words in their books or the whiteboard at the front of the class. Instead, they’re focused... Read More

United Way and Davenport Community School District Team Up To Help Quad-Cities Kids

February 24th, 2024
United Way and Davenport Community School District Team Up To Help Quad-Cities Kids

Did you know? 80% of learning during the first twelve years of a kid’s life is visual. That’s why these students at Jefferson Elementary were smiling extra big on Wednesday! Thanks to the generous support of #UnitedWayQC donors, our Vision to Learn initiative held another glasses party to give 115 students two pairs of glasses at no charge. That brings us to a whopping 283 QC students who have received 566 pairs of glasses since October! Now, these kids will no longer struggle to read the words in their books or the whiteboard at the front of the class. Instead, they’re focused... Read More

United Way Born Learning Academy Open To All Davenport Families

March 19th, 2023
United Way Born Learning Academy Open To All Davenport Families

United Way QC Born Learning Virtual Academy is open to all Davenport families with children ages 0-5 or who are expecting. Enrollment is capped at 20 families, so register soon! The weekly one-hour Virtual Academy sessions are held online each Thursday from 8:00-9:00 pm beginning April 13th and ending on May 18th, 2023. Register here: https://bit.ly/3STu7cm #growingexcellence #davenportcommunityschool #davenporteducation  Read More

Register Soon For United Way Iowa Born Learning Academies

January 12th, 2023
Register Soon For United Way Iowa Born Learning Academies

Register soon for the United Way QC Born Learning Academies! The United Way QC Born Learning Academies are weekly one-hour sessions, held in-person at Fillmore Elementary. They will take place each Monday from 4:30-5:30pm beginning on January 23rd and ending on March 6th. Child care is provided. Space is limited so please register by January 16th: http://bit.ly/BL80  Read More

United Way QC Born Learning Academies Open To Quad-Cities Families

January 4th, 2023
United Way QC Born Learning Academies Open To Quad-Cities Families

The United Way QC Born Learning Academies are weekly one-hour sessions, held in-person at Fillmore Elementary. They will take place each Monday from 4:30-5:30pm beginning on January 23rd and ending on March 6th. Child care is provided. Space is limited so please register by January 16th: http://bit.ly/BL80  Read More

Passionate New Director of “Women United” Starts at United Way Quad Cities

August 28th, 2021
Passionate New Director of “Women United” Starts at United Way Quad Cities

Ashley Hicks has spent her whole professional career in banking, but she’s cashed in her experience on and off the job, and is investing it into a major nonprofit – as the new Women United director for United Way Quad Cities. She and her boss already are seeing it reap profitable rewards. “I have watched Ashley from afar, in all of her involvement in the community and her passion. She wears it on her sleeve,” United Way president/CEO Rene Gellerman said Thursday. “Plus, her energy and excitement. She’s very well-known in the community and that’s a great asset for us. Her passion for... Read More

BREAKING: United Way Quad Cities Gives Out $2.9 Million to 54 Local Nonprofits

June 29th, 2021
BREAKING: United Way Quad Cities Gives Out $2.9 Million to 54 Local Nonprofits

BREAKING NEWS: United Way Quad Cities on Tuesday announced it issued $2.9 million in grants to 54 local nonprofits, grassroots organizations and others serving the residents of Scott and Rock Island counties. The Strategic Impact Grants are being awarded to advance equity and improve education, income and health outcomes in the Quad-Cities. The grant total covers a two-year period beginning July 1, 2021. “These investments will support not only basic needs, but also the building blocks of academic success, career preparation, and behavioral and mental health, so that more of our students graduate... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Launches New “Rise United” Campaign

May 6th, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Launches New “Rise United” Campaign

At Deere & Company’s world headquarters in Moline Thursday morning, Dr. LaDrina Wilson recalled the wisdom and importance of the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” That’s a key concept behind the new “Rise United 2030” campaign launched Thursday by United Way Quad Cities. Wilson, the founder/CEO of Iman Consulting, is one of three chairs for United Way’s 2021 Community Campaign, with Caitlin Russell, Senior Vice President at Russell, and Chad Everitt, Managing Director at Deloitte. The campaign tri-chairs will formally kick off fundraising efforts in August,... Read More

Goodwill and United Way in Quad-Cities Primed for New “Rising”

May 5th, 2021
Goodwill and United Way in Quad-Cities Primed for New “Rising”

In response to the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks, rocker Bruce Springsteen implored us to “Come on up for the rising.” In his 2015 musical “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda implored others to “rise up.” Goodwill and United Way in the Quad-Cities are both picking up the hopeful, aspirational “Rising” theme in two new initiatives, aiming for a better post-pandemic world for us all. Goodwill, the leading workforce provider in North America, on Tuesday announced a new, first-of-its-kind coalition called Rising Together, which will work to create an equitable economic recovery and provide job... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Bringing ‘Masterworks VI: For America’ To Davenport’s Adler Theater

April 4th, 2021
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Bringing 'Masterworks VI: For America' To Davenport's Adler Theater

Quad City Symphony Orchestra is bringing “Masterworks VI: For America” to the Quad-Cities The concert will be held on April 10 (2 & 7:30 pm) at the Adler Theatre with $1 from every ticket sold benefiting the AALS United Way. In celebration of the Figge Art Museum’s “For America” exhibit, the concert weaves together different American musical traditions and celebrates diversity. Stream the concert On Demand via Digital Access from April 11 – May 11 or enjoy in person on April 10. For your support for #UnitedWayQC and AALS, you will receive 30% off the price of your digital... Read More