2000 Grant Partners
Creating Voice for Young Women and Girls in Iowa/ Speak Out
Eliminate discrimination based on race, gender, class, sexual orientation and ability by establishing and expanding girls Speak Out discussion groups. Create a traveling mural representing the girls' thoughts and experiences that will be showcased through
Location/ Region: Johnson County/ Surrounding Area/ East Central
Amount: $8,978.45 (total for 2000 and 2001)
WE CAN! (Women Exploring Careers, Academics, Networks) Learning Community
WE CAN!/ Iowa State University
Create a social network for students receiving benefits from the state of Iowa to reduce isolation, enhance retention/attainment and establish connections to campus resources.
Location/ Region: Ames/ Central
Des Moines Area Community College
Assure greater success for nontraditional female students pursuing health careers by developing needed math skills in preparation for additional college coursework.
Location/ Region: Polk County/ Central
Intensive Case Management for Chronically Mentally Ill Homeless Women
Beacon of Life, Inc.
Reduce homelessness rates among this population by partnering with Golden Circle Behavioral Health to provide intensive case management for residents of the center who are battling mental illness.
Location/ Region: Des Moines/ Central
Economic Literacy Course for Victims of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Intervention Program
Acquire training to offer the Personal Economic Planning curriculum to support low-income women with multiple barriers to employment, while also disseminating educational information through an established statewide network.
Location/ Region: Clinton, Keokuk, Iowa City/ Statewide