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CASE STUDY | Central Iowa's OpportUNITY Plan

Case Studies, Poverty Reduction Strategy, Cities Reducing Poverty

Central Iowa is a community with a diverse population, robust insurance, financial services agri-food and technology sectors, and boundless opportunity. However, the community faces significant challenges — including inequity in health, education and housing. United Way of Central Iowa has made a long-term commitment to reducing poverty in the community, and has recently engaged in concerted efforts to develop a common agenda among community stakeholders while employing a successful Collective Impact strategy.

Vibrant Communities Canada

By Vibrant Communities Canada

Vibrant Communities supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through two learning networks, Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community. A Vibrant Community can be created once the human, social and economic cost of poverty are significantly reduced. Together, these cities/regions aspire to reduce poverty in 100 cities.

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SUMMARY | Select Poverty Reduction Strategies