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August-26-2014
Kickoff Events Announced!
The countywide kickoff is right around the corner! You're invited to a free, hot breakfast on Friday
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July-7-2014
UWSC Announces Grant Opportunity
United Way of Story County (UWSC) is announcing Request for Proposals for disbursement of proceeds f
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July-7-2014
Kim Voorhees Joins UWSC's Staff
Kim Voorhees of Ames has been hired as the administrative assistant for United Way of Story County (
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June-19-2014
UWSC Benefits with Hoiburger Sales
The Hoiburger, a new sandwich at Applebee’s named after Iowa State University Men’s Bask
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Recent YLS Activities


 

March 28, 2014 - Members Tour Primary Health Care, Inc.

Approximately 40 Young Leaders Society members came together to learn how United Way of Story County is impacting the health of our communities through a myriad of programs, including a new partnership with Primary Health Care, Inc. After the meeting, members toured their temporary site on Duff Ave. 


September 10, 2013 - YLS Kickoff Featuring Work in Early Literacy
YLS members and guests learned more about the Young Leaders Society at a special kickoff event. The event gave an overview of how YLS members help United Way of Story County accomplish its mission of improving lives and focused on how and why United Way of Story County funds early literacy programs.


The event featured a CELEBRITY SPEED READING COMPETITION. Our celebrity readers included ...

  • Dr. Jill Alexander, McFarland Clinic
  • Jerri Heid, Ames Public Library
  • Dr. Tom Hill, Iowa State University
  • Meredith Miller, Finesse Salon
  • Jamie Pollard, Iowa State University
  • Trent Rice, KASI/KCCQ
  • Tawnya Zerr, The Cupcake Emporium

Watch the YouTube video!

 

September 6, 2013 - UWSC Day of Caring

YLS members helped at University Community Childcare for the annual Day of Caring, held Friday, Sept. 6. This year's event brought together 750 volunteers from 30+ businesses and 15 Iowa State University departments to complete 65 projects. View a video compilation of photos from the day online. View a compilation of photos from the photo booth on Facebook.


June 14, 2013 
ACPC Clean Up Day
YLS members cleaned, scrubbed, dusted, polished, sweeped, vacuumed and more at ACPC's new location. Check out the Facebook photo album for pictures from the day!

May 9, 2013 Spotlight Day on Services for Mental Health & Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
YLS members learned about the services available in Story County that meet a spectrum of needs. Participants could have attended one or multiple events during this full day of activities.

8-9am: Breakfast with NAMI Executive Director, Deb Niehof
9:30-11:30am: Tours at Mainstream Living’s Aspen House and Youth & Shelter Services’ Family Life Center
11:30am-1pm: Lunch & learn on the changing landscape of mental health services
1-3pm: Minute to Win It with Mainstream Employment & Learning Center
4-5:30pm: “In Our Own Voice,” an interactive presentation from two women who live with mental illness share their stories of recovery

 



Breakfast with Deb Niehof of NAMI
 
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