The academic accomplishments of ten area students have been recognized by the 2019 Ascentra Scholarship Program.  These ten future leaders were selected to receive $1,000 to help offset the rising costs of attending a college or university and get one step closer to achieving their academic goals. At Ascentra, we are committed to supporting education… Read More


We had a blast celebrating the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge Saturday, Apr. 13th!  This is the 10th year for the Scottie Reads program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 160 North Scott first graders completed the challenge and were invited along with their family… Read More


Last summer, Team Ascentra came together for a special Casual for a Cause recipient, Tom Hasson.  Tom, a Physical Education teacher at Taylor Ridge Elementary School, was on his way home from supporting former students at the state softball tournament when he was involved in a life-threatening motorcycle accident.  After hearing about his accident, Team… Read More


Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge!  This is the 16th year celebrating the Bettendorf Booker Bear Reading Challenge, and 282 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– way to go first graders!  Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library… Read More


We are excited to announce that we are the premier sponsor for the Hockey Fights Cancer Night at the Quad City Storm hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 9! Join us along with the Quad City Storm hockey team, Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities, and KWQC TV6 as we Paint the Ice on Wednesday, Feb. 6… Read More


At Ascentra, we believe that education is the key to success and are committed to supporting reading and literacy in our community.  One way we do this is by challenging first-graders in our region to read 10 books in one month and this year in 2019, we are celebrating 10 years of reading for our… Read More