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Overview:  Reports to: Volunteer Services Coordinator at Ames Public Library and United Ways of Iowa AmeriCorps Program Manager.Service Position Summary: This position performs work related activities for all aspects of library service such as programming, customer service, community relations, data collection, and producing supplemental materials including program listings. Essential Functions: ·         Assists with selection, placement, and scheduling of youth volunteers. ·        ...
Posted on: December 23, 2017
United Ways of Iowa is honored to announce we have been awarded Iowa's largest AmeriCorps grant to date - $1.6 Million for Iowa Reading Corps. The program places reading tutors in classrooms across the state to work with K-3 students to achieve reading proficiency by replicating the successful, decade-old Minnesota Reading Corps model.   This grant for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years will place up to 105 reading tutors statewide. Nine United Ways of Iowa local United Way members are...
Posted on: July 11, 2016
The ALICE Report for Iowa details the 25% of Iowa households who work, earn and pay taxes, but cannot meet a basic needs budget in the county in which they live. Combined with the 12% of Iowans who live below the Federal Poverty Level, the report shows 37% of Iowa households - over 450,000 - struggle to achieve financial stability.   Media Coverage of the 2018 United Way ALICE Report for Iowa Nearly 40% of Iowans Can't Afford the Basics - And the Problem is Only Getting Worse Des Moines...
Posted on: June 30, 2016
 United Way ALICE Report details size and scope of financial hardship in Iowa   IMPORTANT NOTE: To read an embargoed copy of the report and find county-by-county and municipal-level data on the size and demographics of ALICE, as well as the costs and community conditions faced by ALICE households, visit UnitedWayALICE.org/Iowa and contact Deann Cook at exec@uwiowa.org for your password. The document is available to media only and is embargoed until 12:01 am on June 29th.   Deann Cook, Executive...
Posted on: June 21, 2016
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Posted on: May 26, 2016