ALICE Project Presentation 
Deann Cook, Director of the United Ways of Iowa will present on the ALICE report for 2018.  

The United Way ALICE Report for Iowa is a look at the percentage of Iowa households that earn above the federal poverty level, but who are unable to meet a basic needs budget. More than one-third of Iowa households are in this population. They are in all the jobs we need to maintain our communities - health and childcare providers, cashiers, wait staff, retail clerks and customer service representatives - and dozens of additional job categories. They are working and earning and still struggling to survive.   The report helps us understand the challenges and opportunities faced by the people our communities rely on most.

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Job Opportunities

Job Title:  Home Visiting Parent Educator/FaDDS Specialist - Grundy Center

Operation Threshold is seeking qualified candidates for a Partners for Healthy Families (PIIF) IIomc Visiting Parent Educator/Family Development Specialist to work in Grundy County. Requirements include a BA in Early Childhood Development, Child Development, Social Work, or Family Services. One year experience working with lamilies and or children (up to age 3) desired. A combination of work experience and education may be considered. 

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Send resume to Human
Resources, Operation Threshold, PO Box 4120, Waterloo, IA 50704 or

Job Title:  Distribution Center Manager, Agency Services Coordinator

The ideal Distribution Center Manager  for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank understands and is passionate about the organization's mission to provide nutritious food and grocery product to those in need in our 16 county service area. This individual will be a vital component of the Operations team in managing over 8 million pounds of food annually.  As the Distribution Center Manager, this team member must demonstrate outstanding management, organizational, planning, and implementation skills in order to optimize distribution center practices and develop new distribution center opportunities that support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank's strategic plan [read more...]

Keep up-to-date with what's going on with our State Representatives & Legislative team (not all represented)

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