Reach Out to Dropouts Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are still needed to participate in the inaugural Reach Out to Dropouts event on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009.

United Way of Central Iowa and Des Moines Public Schools are recruiting people to join teams of volunteers from the school district and community to walk door-to-door from 8 a.m. to noon to the homes of students who have not enrolled in high school to encourage them to re-enroll. All high schools will be open that day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide information and begin the re-entry process for students.

Volunteers can sign-up by visiting the United Way Web site or by calling 246-2504.

The Des Moines Independent Community School District is Iowa’s largest provider of public education serving the individual needs of more than 31,000 students in 66 schools with more than 5,000 dedicated teachers and staff. For more information about Des Moines Public Schools visit

United Way of Central Iowa is working to advance the common good by focusing on the three key community priorities of education, income and health. United Way believes the best way to help the most people is by addressing underlying causes to our community’s most serious problems. We invite you to be a part of the change. LIVE UNITED. For more information about United Way of Central Iowa, please visit