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Central Iowa is a place of Opportunity, Innovation, Caring and Cooperation! The promise of the American Dream is that anyone, regardless of his or her origins, can have a fair start in life. If we work hard, we can get a good education and achieve success. But over the last several decades a disturbing “opportunity gap” has unexpectedly emerged between kids (and families) from ...

Summary

Education and Employment Readiness: Increase access and opportunities for children and adults of all ages in all demographic groups.  Housing and Transportation: Secure more low income, affordable housing, and reduce homelessness; provide easy access to low-cost transportation so central Iowans can get to work and school. Change: Place Based, System and Individual Change: Dev ...

Listening and Learning Conversations

Listening and Learning In June, 2014, 114 of people representing business/philanthropy, non-profit/faith, government/schools, people living in the stresses of poverty gathered at Opportunity Summit: Creating Prosperity for All to engaged in an intense conversation about all the opportunities available in central Iowa and how to make those opportunities available to all people ...