ArtFest Midwest is an annual, juried fine arts festival in Des Moines. Nearly 250 artists, based largely in the Midwest, are accepted to share their art with an average of 25,000 customers each year. ArtFest Midwest takes place during Arts Weekend in Des Moines—the last weekend of June. . . .
To expand its teaching opportunities for students in Des Moines and across the state of Iowa, Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) explored the need for a “virtual campus,” an online school to teach students entirely or primarily online. . . .
The Iowa Afterschool Alliance is a network of individuals and organizations committed to expanding high-quality, accessible before school, after school, and summer programming to all communities across the state. The Iowa Afterschool Alliance supports out-of-school time programs by providing profess . . .
Keep Iowa Beautiful is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the economic health and cultural vitality of Iowa’s communities. With the support of sponsors, donors, and partners, Keep Iowa Beautiful manages and coordinates programs that provide financing and resources for community improvem . . .
One Economy works to eliminate racial, economic, and other disparities in the African American community in Polk County, Iowa by directly addressing 5 key areas: Employment, Financial Inclusion, Education, Housing, and Health. . . .
The main goal of the Caucus for Kids campaign was to elevate issues faced everyday by the nation’s children and families. Through electoral advocacy, Caucus for Kids pressed all 2020 presidential candidates to tell the voters where they stood on the issues of children’s healthcare, early education, . . .
Established in 2012, the Heartland Rural Physician Alliance (HRPA) focuses on patient-centered care and better health outcomes for patients. HRPA members are independent physicians and clinics across Iowa. Joining together, they are committed to ensuring their practices make steady progress toward a . . .
The Iowa Department of Human Rights (DHR) advocates for underserved and underrepresented Iowans by educating individuals, businesses and government entities about the needs, rights, and responsibilities of all Iowans. To effectively advocate for the underserved, recommend policies and programs to em . . .
Local Food, Healthy Kids Policy Initiative aims to get more local food into the hands of Iowa’s youngest populations by addressing existing barriers for farmers, food hubs and early care and education providers. Over the past two years, Local Food, Healthy Kids has generated a picture of the local f . . .