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RIMSD #41 Staff Recognized By YWCA of the Quad Cities

May 23rd, 2022
RIMSD #41 Staff Recognized By YWCA of the Quad Cities

The YWCA of the Quad Cities recognized several RIMSD #41 teachers and administrators as Ambassadors of Change at the annual Race Against Racism 5K event on Saturday, May 14. The nominees were given an award for taking a stand against racism in the work that they do in their careers and daily life. RIMSD #41 nominations: Brooke Greenwood, 6th Grade Teacher, Frances Willard Elementary Rita Jett, Behavior Interventionist, Edison Junior High School Jennifer Johnson, English/AVID Teacher, Rock Island High School Dr. Kathy Ruggeberg, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning Jadiem (J.D.)... Read More

Goodwill of the Heartland Receives $10 Million from MacKenzie Scott

December 18th, 2020
Goodwill of the Heartland Receives $10 Million from MacKenzie Scott

Goodwill of the Heartland on Friday announced a significant donation of $10 million from billionaire writer and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott as part of a generous gift presented to 384 organizations across the nation. This is the largest single gift to Goodwill of the Heartland in its 55-year history, the nonprofit said in a release. The investment comes at a time when more than 10 million Americans are unemployed and urgently need help finding their next jobs. This gift will enable Goodwill of the Heartland to expand and deliver its mission in the 19 counties that it serves (including the... Read More

YWCA Quad Cities One of 384 Groups Nationwide To Get $4 Billion in Charitable Covid Relief

December 17th, 2020
YWCA Quad Cities One of 384 Groups Nationwide To Get $4 Billion in Charitable Covid Relief

The YWCA Quad Cities is celebrating a surprise holiday gift this week. It is among 384 charities throughout the United States that have received a donation from MacKenzie Scott, a 50-year-old American novelist, billionaire, and venture philanthropist. She has donated $4.1 billion to nonprofit organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and the YWCA is just one of two recipients that serve the Quad-Cities – the other is Goodwill of the Heartland. “These 384 carefully selected teams have dedicated their lives to helping others,” Scott explained in a Dec. 15 post on Medium,... Read More