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Rural IMPACT

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Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) is a cross-agency effort to combat poverty and improve upward mobility in rural and tribal places.

Changing Views on Daughters of Burma

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The Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center is a human services organization led by Burmese refugees. EMBARC’s mothers learn about Western parenting norms and are trained to teach others in peer-based learning circles.

Enrichment for Women after Trauma

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Crossroads of Iowa aims to reduce relapse/recidivism among a unique group of women imprisoned for drug crimes and being treated for drug addiction while in the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women or the Polk County Jail.

Girls on the Move

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Expand the 2002 grant project to present a conference and activities on nontraditional career opportunities for 7th and 8th grade girls from rural areas.

Iowa Women Initiating Social Change

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Women’s Resource & Action Center (WRAC) will develop and enhance feminist activism through a targeted training program for college age women that establishes skills to create social change and results in participants initiating real community action.

Female Street Outreach Coordinator

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Youth & Shelter Services, Inc. / Iowa Homeless Youth Centers will staff a mobile crisis intervention center with a female outreach counselor, increasing accessibility and approachability of services while providing greater advocacy for at-risk youth.

Girls in Motion

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YWCA’s Girls in Motion encourages exploration in the world of sports and engage girls ages 12-14 in positive physical activities to influence long-term healthy life choices and strong self-esteem.

Drugs, Health and Respect for Life

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The Community Based Parent Coalition/Doris Hicks Pack Learning Institute will aim to educate and unite parents by teaching community organizing skills, strategies to navigate public services and providing information on safe, healthy child development.

Teen Advocacy Program (TAP)

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The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence’s Teen Advocacy Program (TAP) aims to “tap into” future student leaders by training them to become advocates for social change and address issues of violence and healthy relationships with their peers.

Unsung Heroines: African American Women in Iowa

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Unsung Heroines: African American Women in Iowa from the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation will focus on researching and publishing a chapter in Outside In: African American History in Iowa documenting the contributions of African American women with the intent to reduce racism and prejudice by highlighting positive role historical models.