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Friday, August 10, 2018
Over 3.6 million students finished third grade in the U.S. last year. Roughly 1.3 million were reading proficiently. 37 percent. That is how many 3rd graders were reading at or above grade-level according to the National Center for Education...
Monday, July 2, 2018
French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery is credited with the useful quote, “a goal without a plan is just a wish.”  At United Way of Story County we have goals in the three pillars of our work, health, education, and financial stability but we also...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
AmeriCorps VISTA’s. Who are they and what benefit do they bring us? What does a day in the life of an AmeriCorps VISTA look like? How are they combating the pressuring issues of poverty in our community? For those unfamiliar, the mission of the...
Friday, May 4, 2018
 As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. But what if those storms never blew through? What if you were caught in a perpetual state of “storm”? For many people living with mental illness, this “storm” can be all encompassing,...
Monday, April 2, 2018
Our county is currently facing a real hunger problem. Nearly 1 in 4 children in Story County continue to be eligible to receive free and reduced lunch at their schools. That is a staggering number for a county that has food assistance programs in...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Story County Reads, a collaborative group brought together by United Way of Story County (UWSC), strives to move the needle forward when it comes to education, specifically in the areas of school readiness, attendance, and summer learning loss. By...