The primary objective of the class projects is to provide class members with opportunities to develop meaningful leadership skills in real-world settings, while benefiting local non-profit organizations and ultimately preparing class members to effectively lead change in Central Iowa.
Participants in the 2017 Community Leadership Program have partnered with five local nonprofit organizations. Class members reviewed numerous proposals, choosing project partners based on project scope, individual interest, learning opportunities and the potential to meet organizational and community needs.
On With Life
Conceptualized plans and developed a fundraising strategy for an outdoor music Zen garden to be used for patient rehabilitation.
Developed strategic recommendations and expanded marketing efforts to help raise awareness of Art Route.
DMARC (Des Moines Area Religious Council)
Increased awareness of DMARC through beautification project of underutilized land parcel.
AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy)
Developed a plan for sustaining and expanding the “Let’s Talk” restorative justice program to additional Des Moines middle schools.
Created strategy for increasing awareness of programming and mission of supporting families of children with cancer.
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