Learn what Women’s History Month means to ACT Chief Commercial Officer, Suzana Delanghe, and why she’s championing the talent and values women bring to society. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we reflect on our relationships with organizations like the Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) that share our commitment to helping people—particularly women and girls—find success.
For many parents who arrive in the U.S. as refugees, it is difficult to find quality child care. Families are adjusting to American life and may feel hesitant leaving their child with a stranger who doesn’t speak their language, or they may not be able to afford child care. Since 2012, LSI has worked to
ASAC’s Heart of Iowa program is grateful to the Iowa Women’s Foundation for our recent grant to expand our childcare services to additional evening and weekend hours! ASAC’s Heart of Iowa is designed specifically to address the needs of women and children impacted by substance use disorders. The program allows moms and children to remain
Amani Community Services is the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agency serving African Americans in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, Iowa. Our mission is to end all gender-based violence in the African American community. We know that the number one reason our clients stay in domestic violence situations longer than they intend to is because
The mission of the Women, Food & Agriculture Network is to engage women in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power. One way we meet our mission is through our farm mentorship program, Harvesting Our Potential. Aspiring farmers in the program work directly with an instructor to gain
SMART Girls is a program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls involved in Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands (Council Bluffs, Carter Lake and Omaha) through curriculum that address topics related to health, fitness and self-esteem. The program offers dynamic instructional sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult
Al Éxito provides programming that builds the leadership potential of Latino/a youth through college preparation, career development, civic engagement, family support, & celebration of culture. Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) funding is supporting Al Éxito’s girls’ leadership program in Tama and Belmond. Al Éxito program has developed key strategies to actively engage youth throughout their development
The Community Producers Program (CPP) provides economic empowerment opportunities for refugee women in Waterloo. CPP has given many people from around the globe the opportunity to connect with other community members and share their agricultural skills for the first time since resettling to the US. CPP workshops remove barriers and foster the development of skills
The Iowa Women’s Foundation has announced its Grantee Partners for 2019. Due to the commitment of our supporters we are able to award $90,000 in grants to these programs that provide the tools for women and girls to be economically self-sufficient. Congratulations to each of these grantees. Amani Community Services: Fast Track to Success for
How has affordable access to childcare impacted my life? The easy answer is that childcare allows me to go to work and to contribute to society in a way that is meaningful to me. The more complicated answer is that access to childcare gives me the freedom to be exactly who I am, without guilt.