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"Active engagement by many partners wins the day."
—Tim Lane

Capital Crossroads announces Izaah Knox as 2020 Awardee

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (November 18, 2020) – Capital Crossroads, the organization driving our region’s strategic vision plan, is excited to announce Izaah Knox as the recipient of the 2020 […]

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Capital Crossroads awarded grant from Polk County for Make It OK

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 11, 2020) —  Capital Crossroads and Make It OK have received $5,000 from the Polk County Community Betterment Grant Program to reduce mental illness stigma […]

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Capital Crossroads Launches Events 4 Equity Calendar

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (October 8, 2020) – Capital Crossroads, the organization driving our region’s strategic vision plan, is excited to announce the launch of the Events 4 Equity calendar. […]

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Make It OK, Greater Des Moines Partnership and Capital Crossroads unveil virtual mental health series

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (July 30, 2020) —  The Make It OK campaign in Iowa, led by the Healthiest State Initiative, has announced a six-week virtual mental health series, in […]

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Teree Caldwell-Johnson Joins Capital Crossroads as Chair

 GREATER DES MOINES, IA (July 22, 2020) – Teree Caldwell-Johnson has joined Capital Crossroads as the newest chair to the Capital Crossroads leadership team. In this position, Caldwell-Johnson will steer […]

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Outfitter Opens on Water Trail in Johnston

JOHNSTON, Iowa – The City of Johnston and the Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator are pleased to announce a new partnership with an outfitter, Quarry Springs Outfitters, to offer kayak […]

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Central Iowa Water Trails Project Seeks Community Feedback for Branding Process

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (May 19, 2020) — The Central Iowa Water Trails project is seeking feedback to help with long-term branding efforts for the project. Central Iowa Water Trails […]

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Capital Crossroads to Host Informational Session

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 3, 2020) – Capital Crossroads, the region’s strategic vision plan, is hosting an informational session on March 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to […]

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Make It OK unveils employer toolkit

The Make It OK campaign in Iowa, led by the Healthiest State Initiative, has announced a new way for employers across the state to take action to end mental illness stigma in […]

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Des Moines Redlining Exhibit Now Open

In early January of 2020, Polk County Housing Trust Fund opened Undesign the Redline, a new exhibit linking current political and social issues with historical housing discrimination in the city. […]

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