BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 4, 2021) Rise United is a community-wide collaborative effort to improve racial equity and quality of life for Quad Citizens. Spearheaded by United Way Quad Cities, the goal is to achieve measurable improvements in education, health and income in 10 years. The Rise United initiative is designed to help all Quad Citizens, regardless of race or ZIP code, have the opportunity and access to achieve their potential. The community-wide initiative will launch Thursday, May 6, 9-10AM, at Deere and Company World Headquarters, One John Deere Place, Moline, Illinois.

Featured speakers:


  • All featured speakers
  • Joe Slavens, Q2030 Regional Action Plan Co-Chair
  • Attending Mayor(s)
  • Randy Moore, President, Iowa American Water, Tri-Chair, UWQC’s African American Leadership Society

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: In-person attendance is limited and must be pre-approved. All attendees (including media) will be required to check in for screening, and masks will be required at all times. Early arrival for screening is recommended. Those who are unable to attend but wish to watch the conference may receive a link to the livestream by registering for the event.

To confirm your attendance, or for additional information, contact Alison McGaughey at or 563.344.0316.

About United Way Quad Cities

United Way is a community-based social-change organization that puts opportunity in the hands of all Quad Citizens. Working with our determined partners, volunteers, advocates, and donors, we lead the charge to improve education, income, and health — the building blocks of opportunity. The result is a mobilized community where every Quad Citizen is living their best possible life.

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