Helping Quad City urban students realize their full potential - in school and in life

World of Work

The focus of the World of Work Program is to provide students/youth with educational experiences and opportunities that develop and support the skills and knowledge needed to effectively navigate within a global workforce.

World of Work programs are available to students residing in the Iowa and Illinois Quad City area with special attention given to the educational needs of the underserved and low income students. QC United wants to ensure all students have access to quality education opportunities and are made aware of the various avenues available to them that can lead to a productive career and life. This includes exposing students to a variety of career choices and higher education options with an emphasis on the soft skills needed to effectively interact within a diverse global population. 

QC United, in partnership with The Stanley Foundation, offers the World of Work Symposium to 150 high school students. This is a one-day event offered free to students and includes a diverse selection of speakers with international business/work experience. The symposium also includes a career and college fair. Arrangements are made with interested high schools who then arrange for students to be bussed to and from their perspective schools to the symposium that takes place during a school day. Click here, for more information (clickable link to symposium page??).

QC United also offers yearly scholarships to six students from the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities. Matching fund scholarships are available to qualified graduating QC high school students attending the following schools: Augustana College, Black Hawk College, St. Ambrose University, Scott Community College and Western Illinois University-QC Campus. QC United is also the proud sponsor of the Annual Reece Morgan Community Scholarship. Click here, for more information about QC United Scholarships.

Upcoming Events

QC United

September 16th
1pm QC Reading Adventure sponsored by
the QC Times. Pete and his Posse
share anti-bullying information and perform
some Hip-Hop Dance.

September 22nd
8am NAMI Walk. Pete is there cheering the
Walkers and psoing for pictures.

September 27th
Grape Life Fundraiser 6pm. Enjoy wine tasting
And appetizers while supporting Pete's anti-
Bullying programs.

October 13th
9am Run with the Bull 5K and Youth Relays (10am)
Modern Woodmen Baseball Stadium
Davenprot, IA sign up at:

October 18th
6pm to 9pm Margarita Mix-Up
RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport, IA
Fundraiser featuring 6 flavors of margaritas and
Six restaurants competing for best tacos. Learn More

October 21st
1pm - 4pm Pete's Awesome CommUNITY Party
Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, IA
(a FREE family festival)

6:30pm - 10pm The Kindness Rocks Concert
Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, IA
12 and under free. Adults $12

November 3rd
2pm Pete's Grand Plan - The Musical.
North High School Auditorium, Davenport, IA
Tickets: Children (under 12) $6 Adults: $12

November 4th
2pm Special children's "Meet and Greet" Package
For Pete's Grand Plan - The Musical Children &
parents will enjoy pizza and ice cream, Face painting,
pictures with Pete and his farm friends, and some
crafts. Price also includes a ticket to the show.
Tickets: Children (12 and under): $15 Adults: $17

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QC United
P.O. Box 1388
Bettendorf, IA 5272
(855) 485-4445