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After a tough year for many due to the pandemic and derecho, United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI), Linn County, and the City of Cedar Rapids are collaborating to assess community needs and better support Eastern Iowans.
The Community Impact Assessment aims to raise common needs and concerns that individuals in Eastern Iowa believe are important. This survey, which gathers data from five counties, will show where gaps in our community exist, which can create partnerships between area organizations to help close these gaps. This can change the way nonprofits work together for better outcomes.
“When we first decided to do the Community Impact Assessment, we knew this survey was going to be an integral part of our future focus as a connecting and convening organization,” said Karey Chase, UWECI’s Director of Community Investment. “We are excited to partner with the City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County to reach as many individuals as possible and look at issues from a comprehensive perspective.”
The public’s support in completing this survey will:
“Last year shone a spotlight on inequities that already existed in Eastern Iowa, and this assessment gives us the chance to understand how inequities impact individuals in multiple ways,” Chase added. “UWECI serves five counties, and it is our intent to highlight opportunities and solutions moving forward.”
Those wishing to take the survey should complete it by June 7, 2021.
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