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United Way of Story County News
UWSC Gains Two AmeriCorps VISTA Members
Judy Dahlke, of Ames, Iowa, and Leslie Kohlhaas, of Hardy, Iowa, have been selected to serve as AmeriCorps VISTA members at United Way of Story County (UWSC) for one year. During their year of service (Feb 2014-Feb. 2015), Dahlke and Kohlhaas will work to expand Grade-Level Reading initiatives, including out of school learning, school readiness and attendance.
Dahlke is a retired educator and involved in efforts to promote literacy in Story County. She currently serves on the Raisi
United Way of Story County (UWSC) is announcing a new Community Impact Grant opportunity for projects that have a significant impact on the community and the people served in the areas of education, income and health. Grant sizes will start at $5,000, and agencies submitting proposals may or may not be partner agencies of UWSC. The deadline for submitting letters of intent is Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Applications deemed appropriate will be notified April 7, 2014, and given the opport
Opportunities for Free Tax Preparation in Story County
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (www.aarp.org/taxaide) and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs are taking appointments to help Story County residents prepare their 2013 income taxes. To make an appointment, please contact one of the hosting sites:
United Way of Story County – 515-268-5142: Tuesdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon
Heartland Senior Services – 515-233-2906: Senior Citizens only, Wednesdays and Fridays 1-4 p.m.
Nevada Public Library –