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CenturyLink Iowa



Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 12, 2007 The CenturyLink Foundation today announced an award of $6,200 to the Children and Families of Iowa (CFI) Child Development Center. The funding from CenturyLink will provide educational programming and materials for at-risk children between ages 2-6 who are attending CFIs Child Development Center.

The focus of this program is early childhood learning and school readiness. The benefits of this program enable parents to work or go back to school to further their education, while providing their children with care that is focused on education and life-skill building activities.

"We are thrilled to be able to help such an important organization like Children and Families of Iowa, said Max Phillips, Qwests president for Iowa. The CenturyLink Foundation is committed to helping families and their children get a good start on their education.

The generous support our organization has received from CenturyLink is important in supporting our mission and helping these children and families to thrive, said Sheila Kinman, Children and Families Development Director.

About Children and Families of Iowa:

Children and Families has helped Iowa families for more than 119 years by providing services such as early childhood education, domestic violence outreach, teen programs, adoption, foster care and counseling.

About the CenturyLink Foundation:

The CenturyLink Foundations core principle is that investing in people and communities provides lasting value for the future. The CenturyLink Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable results, focusing on K through grade 12 education and economic development.

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