The Community Producers Program (CPP) is an initiative of the University of Northern Iowa in partnership with Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy & Resource Center (EMBARC), AmeriCorp VISTA, First Baptist Church, and First United Methodist Church. CPP works to provide economic empowerment opportunities for refugee women in Waterloo, Iowa and has given many the opportunity
EyesOpenIowa (EOI) has a mission of providing comprehensive sexual health education for young people across the state of Iowa. As part of that mission, EOI has a strong commitment to supporting all youth, including young moms. School systems may overlook or negatively characterize young moms, often without realizing it. Because of this, EOI launched an
The Iowa Women’s Foundation is pleased to announce that Angela Sadler Williamson, Ph.D, is the keynote speaker for the Annual Luncheon. The luncheon will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Coralville Marriott and Convention Center. Angela Sadler Williamson, Ph.D., is an award-winning independent filmmaker, speaker, and
The following blog post was written by Jody White, Executive Director, Founding Partner ~ Dress for Success Des Moines. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools that help women thrive in work and in life.
Davis County Daycare has provided care to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old in Davis County for the past 41 years. We continue to provide high quality care to children in Davis County by having teachers who are continuing their education in Early Childhood, utilizing other programs such as Parents as Teachers, AEA,
With support from the Iowa Women’s Foundation’s funds for the past two years St. Mark’s approach and implementation of social emotionally programming has grown tremendously. St. Mark has had the opportunity to share our model at the state level and has been recently recognized as a state-wide award-winning program in the areas of collaboration, literacy
When CEO Joi Gordon thought about the opportunities she had been given to network and attend seminars or conferences that would advance her career as a young lawyer, and after joining Dress for Success Worldwide, she realized there was a real gap for the low-resource women we serve. Once they are given free suits for
Life After Addiction: How One Organization Is Helping Women Regain Their Self-Esteem and Build a Career
A special thank you to 2019 IWF Grant Partner, Heartland Family Services for writing this guest blog about one of their many programs, Iowa Family Works. Please visit their website to learn more about this organization, the people they serve, and how you can help. Iowa Family Works is a long-term residential treatment program for
Lesa is a resident of the Catherine McAuley Center’s Transitional Housing Program, which is supported by funding from the Iowa Women’s Foundation. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of women who are healing from trauma, by offering support for basic needs as well as opportunities for residents to build relationships with one
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.