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

Mentors Sought for Diversity in Arts Leadership Program

This summer, Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and Bravo Greater Des Moines (BGD) will offer the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program for the first time, together, to introduce undergraduate students from culturally diverse backgrounds to career and leadership opportunities within New Jersey’s nonprofit arts community. Arts management interns are carefully chosen from a […]

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Supporting a More Diverse Iowa

Supporting a More Diverse Iowa Establishing community goals for leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, and civility Capital Crossroads represents a comprehensive initiative inclusive of Central Iowa’s principal strategic focus areas. The Social Capital has and should continue to inform and advance the three critical drivers of success in Capital Crossroads’ implementation: Leadership Diversity, equity, and inclusion […]

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Community Rallies Around Mental Health Conversation

Media contact: Emilee Richardson Director of Marketing & Public Relations 515-274-6868 ext. 233 / 515-657-1765 (cell) emilee.richardson@sciowa.org DES MOINES, IA: If there was any question about the appetite for more dialogue around mental health in Iowa, the answer is clear: Since announcing its latest traveling exhibition, Mental Health: Mind Matters, the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) […]

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Regional Efforts to Support Federal Workers

Several organizations have stepped up to support federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown. United Way of Central Iowa and DMARC just announced Feeding Our Federal Workers initiative that will provide food to workers on Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29. Visit the Feeding Our Federal Workers page to see how you or […]

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MENTAL HEALTH: MIND MATTERS EXHIBIT SEEKS TO MAKE IT OKAY TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

DES MOINES, IA: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18 percent of American adults live with mental illness. On February 5, the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) will open a traveling exhibit designed to bring attention to this critically important topic. Mental Health: Mind Matters, presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, will use hands-on […]

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Economic Impact Study: Greater Des Moines Water Trails will bring tens of millions of dollars to region annually

Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows. Among the findings of the Greater Des Moines Water Trails Economic Impact Study: Within the first five years of opening, the planned Adventure Park and whitewater venues in Downtown Des Moines are conservatively projected […]

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Capital Core hosts public meeting on Downtown Des Moines Housing

Do you have ideas or concerns about housing in Downtown Des Moines? We want to hear from you! PUBLIC MEETING: DOWNTOWN DES MOINES HOUSING Thursday, November 8 6:30 pm Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust Street Join us for a community conversation to share your insights on working and living downtown. Your feedback will help shape […]

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Wellness Capital Hosts “Encouraging Healthy Habits with 5-2-1-0”

Join the Capital Crossroads Wellness Capital as they convene a series of conversations on our community’s mental health and collective resilience. These sharing and learning sessions will help inform and encourage discussion. The next session in the series, Encouraging Healthier Habits with 5-2-1-0, will take place on Tuesday, September 25 from 7:30 – 9:00 am […]

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Deadline Extended: Still Time to Submit Code Proposals

The executive committee for the Central Iowa Code Consortium (CICC) announced that the deadline to submit code proposals for all the widely adopted construction and maintenance codes (ICC, select NFPA Codes, as well as the UPC) has been extended to September 28, 2018. During the upcoming months seven code committees, made up of local government […]

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Wellness Capital Hosts Mental Health Update

In an effort to both reduce the stigma on mental health and educate the public on services and efforts, the Wellness Capital of Capital Crossroads will host a series of public conversations. These sharing and learning sessions will focus on our community’s mental health and collective resilience. The series is aimed at helping inform the public […]

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