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

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 their workplace. The Make It OK: Employer Toolkit is available to workplaces who register their organization on the Make It OK website. Upon registration, employers will […]

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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. The exhibit, created by the Polk County Housing Trust Fund and social impact firm, Designing the WE, includes loan corporation maps from the 1930s, depicting […]

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GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA – Emily Kessinger has been selected as the new Capital Crossroads Director. In this role, Kessinger will represent the Capital Crossroads Tri-Chairs and guide implementation of the regional vision plan, working closely with community and business leaders and volunteers. “I’m excited to continue the momentum of Capital Crossroads by working closely […]

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Midpoint Review with Rich Harwood: Cultivating Communities as a Catalyst for Lasting Change

GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA – The vision for Central Iowa is coming to fruition thanks to the dedication and leadership of many individuals and organizations. As we approach the halfway point of Capital Crossroads 2.0 it’s time to assess what we have already accomplished together and chart a path for the remainder of the 2.0 […]

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Make It OK Anti-Stigma Campaign Launched in Central Iowa

Over 100 mental health advocates and community leaders gathered at Des Moines University Wednesday to hear details on Make It OK, a community campaign to reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Make It OK was announced as a statewide initiative in May at the Healthiest State Initiatives’ annual conference and today advocates heard how to […]

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2018 Code Recommendations Published; Training Scheduled

DES MOINES, IOWA –The executive committee for the Central Iowa Code Consortium (CICC) announced that the work of the code committees is complete for the 2018 cycle of construction and maintenance codes. The Executive Committee has approved the work of all committees and the final recommendations of the CICC have been published for communities to […]

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Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) and Capital Crossroads are collaborating again in support of improved water quality in the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers. The partners will co-host “An Exchange for Ag and City Leadership” to be held Friday, July 19, 7:30-11:00 a.m. at Heartland Co-op (1107 Sycamore, Dallas Center). The event is free and […]

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Greater Des Moines can further fuel its economic growth by investing in the right mix of housing options. This is a key takeaway from a yearlong analysis of workforce housing in the Greater Des Moines region, which found that the current mix of housing falls short of meeting the needs of the current and future […]

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Partners announce new Incubator and board members to drive implementation of Central Iowa Water Trails

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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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