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Viewpoint: Community collaboration powers Spring Forward success

ampadmin | March 7th, 2019

In the year 2030, the children in our Spring Forward programs will be going off to college, entering the workforce and beginning their adult lives. We know that for them to be successful, they need the support of their families, schools and the community. We are so proud to be part of a caring community…read more

Highlights of the 2018 Quad Cities Big Table

ampadmin | December 28th, 2018

In April 2018, the Quad Cities Big Table, an initiative of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan, brought thousands of people together to talk, listen and learn from one another. Conversations included participants ranging from children to seniors and were spread among offices, homes, schools, churches, libraries and other public and private spaces. Over a 48-hour…read more

Q2030 in Action: Hardworking family man headlines historic boxing event at Rhythm City Casino Resort

ampadmin | October 4th, 2018

The headliner of Saturday’s professional boxing event at Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport still has to shed a few pounds before he enters the ring for his first bout since February. Limberth “Limbo” Ponce, 27, decided to take a break from fighting for about six months to spend more time with his wife and…read more

You’ve got to see this video made by teens in the QC

ampadmin | May 29th, 2018

Two different crews of Fresh Films teens went around the community to film at various Big Table events. Fresh Films uses the lens of film to build confidence, technical and college/career readiness skills like collaboration and creative thinking. Local teens work on-set rotating through all film positions for films, TV shows, and documentaries. Check out…read more

Steps to take after the #QCBigTable

ampadmin | May 29th, 2018

Last month, over 5,000 Quad Citizens came together in conversations across the region to talk about what matters to us and what we can do individually and collectively to make our community even better and stronger. Conversations were filled with inspiration, challenges, innovation and encouragement. So, now what? Listed below are six ways you can…read more

Equity at work, and in life

ampadmin | March 19th, 2018

By Kent Pilcher President, Estes Construction Tri-Chair, Q2030 Regional Action Plan I used to view diversity as icing on the cake. As the president of Estes Construction in Davenport, I value the talent and voices that a diverse workforce brings, and I’ll admit, have also struggled at times to attract and retain people from all…read more

There’s strength in “The Quad Cities”

ampadmin | November 14th, 2017

“The Quad Cities.” It sounds strong. It sounds united. It sounds like a place you would want to be. It’s one of the reasons IMEG, one of the country’s largest engineering and design consulting firms headquartered in Rock Island, Illinois, now markets itself as from Quad Cities. “Talking about our region as the Quad Cities…read more

Area human service providers demonstrate collaborative, diverse partnerships

ampadmin | November 14th, 2017

The vision of the Quad Cities Open Network (QCON) and the goals of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan could not be more intertwined, said the founders of QCON. “As we construct new programs, serve greater numbers of people and confront new community challenges, the Q2030 Regional Action Plan stands front and center within the work…read more

What’s your Q2030 story?

ampadmin | September 21st, 2017

As we usher in year 2 of our Q2030 Regional Action Plan, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come, and where we are going, as a community. But we need your help. Please take a moment to share your Q2030 story by filling out the form below.

The world revolves on relationships

ampadmin | August 28th, 2017

“The world revolves on relationships,” Reverend Dwight L. Ford will tell you. In fact, it was a relationship that brought him back to the Quad Cities nearly 20 years ago. Born in Mississippi, he spent his childhood in the Quad Cities before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a religious…read more