One City exists to create healthy environments that inspire transformation by bringing hope, love and opportunity into lives.
Dean Feltes is the Executive Director of One City United, a non-profit organization in Waterloo, IA. Dean has lived and worked in Waterloo for the past twelve years with a focus on equipping people to overcome barriers. Dean cofounded One City United in 2018 and over the past three years they have impacted nearly 100 people, through multiple programs, to overcome significant life and employment barriers. One City focuses on long term relationships as well as intense and impactful training, teaching and equipping so that individuals can thrive. 
One City United programs include: We Build Waterloo A partnership with Hawkeye College and IWD to create a pathway to higher education or a career in the trades for individuals 18-24. This project started in 2020 and was completed in 2021 having served 15 individuals with construction certifications and hands on construction experience through remodeling a home. Momentum A six-week urban employment initiative that equips individuals with significant barriers to employment to overcome those barriers. Upon graduation from Momentum, individuals interview with quality employers and begin a career.