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					Updated March 2009                                 Multicultural Resource Guide 2009
*Based on information on previous addition. Update not abailable at this time.
                     NAME                              CONTACT                         TITLE
African
African Students Association- Iowa State          Dr. Tunde Adeleke        Advisor
Bright Move Network                               Clementine Msengi        Executive Director
K&N African Food Stores
African-American
                                                 Tom of Iowa
African American Historical Museum and Cultural CenterMoore             Executive Director
African American Leadership Coalition (AALC)*    Linda Lewis
                                                 R
Alliance of Black Telecommunications Professionals ochelle Long         President
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorotity, Inc.                 Shontel Elford         President- Drake Universtiy Chapter
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Black Cultural Center, Drake University*         Melissa Sturm-Smith    Assistant Dean of Students
Coalition of Black Students- Drake               Tasha Stiger           Advisor
Creative Visions-Human Development Institute     Ako Abdul-Samad        Founder & CEO
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.                 Mary Lynne Jones       Director
                                                 Jonathan R. Narcisse
For My People: 1st Annual Iowa African American Resource Directory & Biennil Statistical Report on the Status of Iowa's Africa
                                                 Phyllis Swink and Caesar Smith
Fort Des Moines Memorial Park & Education Center (Black Officers Memorial)
                                                 AbrahamL. Funchess Administrator
Iowa Commissions on the Status of African Americans
The Links, Inc.                                  Stephanie Burkhall     President
Media & Events Consultant                        Betty C. Andrews
Mu Omicron Foundation                            Ronals Mells           President
National Black Child Development Institute       Lynda Walker-Webster President
Sisters on Target                                Mary Ann Spicer        Presidnt
Amish
Kalona Historical Village
Asian
A&A Supermarket
Asian Food Market                                Somyong KhamphayongOwner
Asian Market
Double Dragon Food Market
East-West Oriental Foods
Iowa Asian Alliance                              Liem T. Hua        Executive Director/President
Iowa Asian Alliance/Wat Khmet                    Liem Hua           Executive Director
                                                 Cyndi Chen
Iowa Commission on the Status of Asian and Pacific Islanders        Administrator
New Oriental Food Store
Neng-Neng Store
Oriental American Food
Oriental Food Store
Ting's Asain Grocery
Toiu Lo
Wat Khmer Iowa (Cambodian)                       Tith Hem           President
Buddhist
Buddha Hall                                       Ven. Hong Yang           Spiritual Director
Cedar Rapids Zen Center                           Zuiko Redding            Teacher
Des Moines Meditation and Mindfulness Group       Charles Day
Iowa Buddhist Vihara                           Witiyala Seewalie Thero Founder
Iowa City Zen Center                           Shoken Winecoff         Teacher
Jalandhara Buddhist Meditation Center
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center                                       Spiritual Director
                                               Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Tarahouse Meditation Center                    Ibu Nooney
Tso Pema                                       Juanita Strait
Chinese
Chinese Association of Iowa                    Will Zhang             President
Czech & Slovak
National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library     Gail Naughton          President & CEO
St. Wenceslaus Parish                          Michael Phillips       Pastor
Danish
Danish-American Heritage Society               Dr. James Iverson      President
Danish Brotherhood Lodge of America #15        Marlin Nielsen         President
Danish Windmill
Danish Immigrant Museum                        Terri Johnson          Executive Director
Royal Danish Consulate                         Lowell Kramme          Royal Danish Consul
Disabilities, Persons with
Central Iowa Center for Independent Living     Robert Jeppesen        Executive Director
Iowa COMPASS (and Info Tech)                   Jane Gay               Director
Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.    Lesa Niday             President
Dutch
Orange City Tulip Festival
Pella Historical Society
Egyptian
St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church                Magdy Salama           Vice President
European
Akdeniz Market
Aloha European Market
Eastern European Grocery
Europa Groceries Inc.                          Edin Miskic            Owner
Europa Market (with espresso café)
European Flavors (Russian, Jewish, Bosnian)
Luna Imported Foods
Sarajlija Bosnian Grocery and Bakery
Filipino
Filipino-American Association of Iowa          Alma A. Reed           President
French
Alliance Francaise of Central Iowa             Patricia Westphal      President
French Icarian Colony Foundation               Saundra Clem Leininger
Honorary Consul of the Republic of France      Mark Schlenker         Honorary Consul
German
Amana Arts Guild                                Gordon Kellenberger   President
Amana Heritage Society                          Lany Haldy            Directory
Des Moines German-American Club                 Gundel Basart         Secretary
                                                Mark
Honorary Consul of the Federal Reppublic of Germany Schlenker         Honorary Consul
St. Mary's Parish                               Kenneth Kuntz         Pastor
Greek
Daughters of Penelope                              Elaine Koutsounis       Secretary
Greek Orthodox Church of St. George                Father Basil Hickman    Priest
Order of AHEPA: Des Moines #192*                   Harry Zubulake          President
Hindu
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa           Anil Sahai              Chairperson
Hmong
Batik & Paj Ntaub                                  Xay Lee
India/ Indian
India Cultural Association of Central Iowa (ICA)   Rajesh Singh            President
Indo-American Association of Iowa                  Ramesh Nookla           President
Hilal Groceries
Maria's International Foods
Namaste Market and Restaurant
Sikh Temple of Iowa
Irish
Ancient Order of Hibernians                        Greg Lynch              Treasurer
Celtic Music Association                           Brian J. Smith          President
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick*                      Jeff Horn               President
St. Patrick's Parish                               Rudolph Juarez          Pastor
Islamic
Embroidery Foodways                              Hana Al-Yassiri
Halal Groceries                                                       O
                                                 Betty and Mohamad Khan wners
Iowa Islamic Heritage & Culture Center: Mother Mosque of America
Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids                   Miriam Amer
Islamic Center of Des Moines                     Ibrahim Dremali      Imam (Spiritual Leader)
Muslim Community Organization                    Mohamad Khan         Imam and Director
Italian
Il Itrattenimento Italiano                         Patricia Civitate       Director
Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa           Jo Anna Schmeling       President
Societe Vittoria Italiana                          Dino Righi              Manager
Society of Italian Americans                       John Marturello Tyler   President
Japanese
Japan America Society of Iowa                      Mayumi Ameku            President
Jewish
Audas Achim Congregation
Beth El Jacob Synagogue                       Aaron Schwartzbaum           Rabbi
Hillel Foundation
Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center                Stephen Blend                Executive Director
                                              Mark Finkelstein
Jewish Community Relations Commission/ Family Services                     Director
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines       Elaine Steinger              Executive Director
Lubavitch of Iowa's Judaic Resource Center    Yossi Jacobson               Rabbi
Temple B'nai Jeshurun                         John Zieman                  Executive Director
Tifereth Israel Synagogue                     Jenifer Bowen                Director
Latino/ Hispanic
American Legion Hispanic Post 731                  Rick Cross
El Grupo de Mujeres Hispanas*                      Paula Martinez          President
El Paso
Eqca Latina Mafaya
Gus Farms Tienda Latina
                                                 Sandra Sanchez
Immigrant Rights Project- American Friends Services Committee          Director
Iowa Latino Heritage Museum                      Ila Plausencia
La Chiquita Market & Restaurant
La Cruz 3
La Cruz Mexican Market
La Favorita
La Fuerza Latina                                 Janine Seifert        Vice President
La Marketa
La Placita Market
La Tapatia                                       The Mora Family       Owners
La Tienda Mexicana                               Eufracio Mayorga      Owner
Las Americas Two
Latinos Unidos of Iowa, Inc.                     Lena Avila-Robison    Founder and President
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)Ila Plasencia          President
Los Bailadores Mestizos*                         Paula Plasencia       Director
LUNA (Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanecer) Sylvia Strom               Executive Director
                                                 Ila
Midwest Educational Resources Development Fund Plasencia               CEO
Morelo's Mexican Market & Restaurant
Tienda La Cruz
Tienda Mexicana la Lupita
Viento del Tropico                               Sergio Corona         President
Lao
Wat Lao Buddhavas (Lao)                         Khampheng Manirath     Contact

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning & Allies (LGBTQ&A)
Crossroads United Church of Christ             Rev. Julia Rendon       Pastor
Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus*                   Randal Buikema          Director
Drake University Rainbow Union                 Sara Graham             President
First Friday Breakfast Club, Inc.              Jonathan Wilson         President
GLBT Youth in Iowa Schools Task Force          Nate Monson             Project Cooridantor
Iowa Pride Network                             Brad Clarck             Director
Lavender Victory Fund                          Bonnie Hodson
LGBT Resource Center of Central Iowa           Myke Selha              Executive Director
LIPS (Lesbian Independent Press Service)       Linda Smith             Owner
Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG)Howard Eldrenkamp
Parents of Rainbow Teens*                      Helene Cole             Coordinator
Trinity United Methodist Church*               Rev. Dennis Coon        Pastor
Urbandale United Church of Christ              Bob Butterfield         Pastor
Native American/ First Nations People
American Indian Council                         Jennifer Hunt         Lakota & Omaha
Central Iowa Circle of First Nations            Howard Crow Eagle (Dine)
Sac & Fox Tribe of Iowa                         Jonathan Buffalo      Hist. Pres. Coordinator
Sioux City Indian Education Committee, Inc.     Connie Bear King
                                                Ralph
White Eagle Seventh Generation Multicultural Powwow Moisa
Norwegian
Royal Norwegian Consulate                       Quentin Boyken         Honorary Consul
Sons of Norway, Marsteinen Lodge I-596          Virgil Lundy           Lodge President
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
Nuer
Dual Gony (Nuer)
Polish
Polish-American Cultural Society of Iowa*       Andrezej Nosek        Board President
Scottish
Iowa Scottish Pipes and Drums                     John Haack          Pipe Major
                                                  Sue
Scottish Heritage Society of Iowa- Central Iowa ChapterFrombach       President
Sikh
Sikh Temple of Iowa                             Tony Vassam           President
Sudanese
Sudanese American Federation Association*       Daniel Lock           Executive Director
Swedish
Swedish American Museum
Swedish Heritage and Cultural Center            Don Peterson
Tai Dam
Society of Tai Dam American Friendship (SOTAF)*Pheth Houangsavanh     Coordinator
Tai Studies Center                             Ms. Siang Bacthi       Executive Director
Young Tai Dancers                              Vilay Nguyen
Taiwanese
Taiwanese Association of Iowa                   Ta-Yu Yang            President
Thai
Jung's (Thai Market, Inc.)                      Bonary Macyilay       Owner
Thai Grocery
Vietnamese
Hong An Temple                                  Ngoa Nguyen           Contact
Vietnamese American Cultural Association*       Vinh Nguyen           c/o Des Moines Public Schools ESL Program
Welsh
Iowa Welsh Society- Cmdeithas Gymreig Iowa      Patricia McCaughey    Board President
Community Organizations
AIDS Projct of Central Iowa
ALIANZA: Latino Business Association
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC); Iowa Office of the Central Region
Amnesty Interntional Group 277
                                                  Latin-American Medical Clinic)
Clinica Medica Latina de Des Moines (Des Moines Jose Angel                Director, M.D.
Culture Club                                      Joan Vos
Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)         Forrest Harms           Executive Director
Des Moines Diversity Chorus                       Elsie Naylor            Director
Des Moines Latino Service Providers Coalition     Father Kevin Cameron
Diversity Focus
Employee & Family Resources*                      Monica Wilke            Director of Community Services
ENBOS (Translation Services)                      Jasmin Zolic            Owner
Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines            Nancy Lundstrom         President
Hawthorn Hill                                     Tim Shanahan            Executive Director
The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa                   Conie Ryan Terrell      Executive Director
                                                  Mark
Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration Grey, Ph.D.          Program Director
                                                   of Color Advisory Moriel
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Asault & the WomenSheri Floyd; MayraNetwork Community Organizer; Immigrant/Refugee Commu
Iowa Council for International Understanding      Judith Conlin           Executive Director
Iowa Sister States                             Phil Latessa                 Executive Director
KJMC Radio*                                    Larry Nevilles               General Manager
Lutheran Social Services
NAACP Des Moines Branch                        Linda M. Carter-Lewis        President
United Nations Association                     Marybeth Gardam              Chapter President
Urban Dreams                                   Wayne Ford                   Executive Director
Willkie House, Inc.                            Ed Barnes                    Executive Director
Women's Cultural Collective                    Susan Jellinger              Newsletter Co-Editor
                                               Susan Seitz
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)                  Membership Coordinator
World of Difference                            Sherry Gupta                 Director
Educational Organizations
Central College Coalition for a Multicultural CampusBrandyn Woodard        Director of Intercultural Life
Des Moines Area Community College                   Ko-hsing Huang         International Student Advisor
Drake University Center for Global Citizenship      David Skidmore         Director
                                                    and Services
Drake University Center for International Programs Gretchen Olson          Director
Grand View College                                  Alex Piedras           Director of Multicultural & Community Outreach
Grinnell College Office of Student Affairs          Janet Alexander        Director of International Student Services
Heartland Area Education Agency 11                  Stephaney Jones-Vo     ESI/Diversity Consultant
Hispanic Educational Resources                                             Executive Director
                                                    Christina Fernadez-Morrow
Iowa Chinese Language School                        Jian Zhang             Principal
                                                    James Dorsett
Iowa State Universtiy International Education Services                     Director
Martin Luther King Center of Hawkeye Community College
Parents Anonymous of Iowa Inc.                      Dave Dhainin           Programs Manager
Parents of Economic Progress (PEP)                  Frank Bell, Jr.        Executive Director
Simpson College International Student Organization  Walter Lain            Assistant Dean of International and Multicultural Af
                                                    Rebecca
Xochipilli Children's Center; Hispanic Educational ResourcesRamirez        Coordinator of Children's Center
Government Services
Deaf Services Commission of Iowa                  Kathryn Baumann-ReeseAdminstrator
                                                  Doug Keast
Disability Program Navigators (Iowa State Agencies)*                   Program Coordinatior
Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council
Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission
Iowa Civil Rights Commission                      Ralph Rosenberg      Executive Director
Iowa Commission on the Status of African-AmericansAbrahamL. Funchess Adminstrator
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women            Rachel Scott         Division Administrator
Iowa Department for the Blind
                                                  Cyndi
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs- Iowa Arts Council Pederson        Director
                                                  Cydni Chen           Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage (CAPI)
Iowa Department of Human Rights- Commission on the Status of Iowans of Division Administrator
                                                  Jill Fulitano-Avery
Iowa Department of Human Rights- Division of Persons with Disabilities Division Administrator
Iowa Department of Human Services                 David Meeks, ODS     Diversity Program Manager
                                                  John Services
Iowa Department of Human Services- Bureau of RefugeeWilkin             Bureau Chief
                                                  Kay Hiatt            Secretary
Iowa Department of Human Services- Division of Behavioral, Developmental, and Protective Services for Families, Adults, and
Iowa Division of Latino Affairs                   Armando Villareal    Director
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services           Kenda Jochimsen      Chief of rehabilitation Services Bureau
                                                  B
New Iowan Centers (Iowa Workforce Development) arbara Bobb             Bureau Chief
Cultural Venues
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines                 Dale B. Stark            Public Relations Manager
Des Moines Art Center                              Lisa Baker               Marketing and Membership Director
Des Moines Playhouse                               John Viars               Executive Director
Drake University Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main    Marily Dean              Manager, Fine Arts Facilities
The Garden Nighclub                                Scott Neasham
Gateway Dance Theatre*                             Penny Furgerson          Director
Grand View College Viking Theatre              Sean Kearney           Choir, Speech and Theatre Arts Director
Hoyt Sherman Place                             Carol Pollock          Executive Director
Iowa Arts Council                                                     Folklife Coordinator
                                               Rachelle H. Saltzman, Ph.D.
Iowa Events Center                             Matt Homan             General Manager
Iowa State Center, Ames                        Heather Weaverling     Advertising/Promotions Coordinator
Simpson College Blank Performing Arts Center   Stacy Lindsley         Theatre Secretary
Temple for Performing Arts                     Paul Rottenberg        Manager
Vaudeville Mews- Bar and Stage                 Brad Witke             Manager
e Guide 2009

                    ADDRESS                         PHONE               FAX                    EMAIL

       425 Catt Hall Ames IA 50011               515-294-0052                         asaisu@gmail.com
       PO Box 405 Ceder Falls, IA 50613          319-504-0560                         clementine@brightmove.org
       3826 Douglas Ave Des Moines IA 50310      515-279-5451

       55-12th Ave S.E. Cedar Rapids IA 52401     319-862-2101      319-862-2105      director@blackiowa.org
       PO Box 8452 Des Moines IA 50301
       900 Keo 4 South Des Moines, IA 50309       515-246-2843      515-246-2777      Rochelle.Long@qwest.com
       2507 University Avenue, Des Moines IA 50309
       411 S. Governor St. Iowa City IA 52240     319-338-7876
       1149 28th Street Des Moines, IA 50311      515-271-3711      515-271-4110      melissa.sturm-smith@drake.edu
       2507 University Ave. Des Moines IA 50311 515-271-4078
       1343 13th Street Des Moines IA 50314       515-244-4003      515-323-3310      akoabdul@aol.com
       P.O. Box 4706 Des Moines, IA 50306         515-242-7686                        marylynne.jones@dmps.k12.ia.us
                                                  515-284-5006      515-284-1234
       PO Box 35395 Des Moines IA 50315-0304 1-888-828-FORT
                                                  515-281-3855      Moines IA 50319
       Department of Human Rights, Lucas State Office Building, Des 515-242-6119      abraham.funchess@iowa.gov
                                                  515-457-8287
       4611 Turnberry Drive West Des Moines IA 50265
       2608 Sheridan Ave Des Moines IA 50310      515-238-4335                        bettycandrews@yahoo.com
                                                  515-288-3772
       3012 Southern Hills Drive Des Moines IA 50321                515-288-3746      ronmells@earthlink.net
       1168 10th St. Des Moines, IA 50314         515-280-5318                        lcwebster@dmgov.org
       PO Box 915 Des Moines IA 50304             515-283-1083

       PO Box 292 Kalona, IA 52247               319-656-2519                         kalonatours@kctc.net

       1924 Locust Street Des Moines IA 50309     515-288-4734
       N. Lake Ave, Storm Lake IA
       W. 4th Street and Kansas Sioux City, IA
       1537 2nd Ave Des Moines IA 50314           515-284-0527
       624 S. Gilbert St. Iowa City, IA           319-338-2000
                                                  515-273-5100
       4600 Westown Pkwy, Suite 105 West Des Moines, IA 50266 515-273-5101            info@iowaasianalliance.com
                                                  515-309-6047
       Regency 1 Bldg 1501 50th Street, Suite 200 West Des Moines IA 52066            liem@iowaasianallience.com
                                                   IA 50319
       Lucas Bldg 321 East 12th Street Des Moines515-281-4223                         cyndy.chen@iowa.gov
       515 E. Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50309       515-243-3911
       423 10th Ave, Coralville, IA               319-338-8884
       1101 West 3rd Davenport, IA 52802          563-322-5036
       330 East 4th Street Davenport, IA 52801    563-323-3141
       1537 Second Ave Des Moines IA 50314        515-284-0527
                                                  715-732-3332
       Lake Ave (N. 71) Across from the Budget Inn, Storm Lake, IA
       1901 7th Street Des Moines, IA 50314       515-247-0189

                                                  515-233-3876
       328 Maint St., Suite 106 Ames, IA 50010-6162                                   hongyangshi@hotmail.com
       P.O. Box 863 Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1248 319-247-5986                          crzc@cedarrapidszencender.org
       4211 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309       515-255-8398                        charlesday1@mchsi.com
3401 North 4th Stee, Minneapolis, MN 55412612-522-1811                    iabvusa@gmail.com
1025 E Fairchild St. Iowa City, IA 52245  319-354-1997                    sit@iczc.org
627 S. Govenor, Iowa City, IA 52240       319-338-8755
708 Sunset St. Iowa City, IA 52246        319-541-2886                    info@meditateiniowacity.org
2323 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA 51104     712-255-6510
1379 Hwy 6 NW Oxford, IA 52322            319-828-4475                    juanita@tsopema.org

1947 NW 152nd St Clive, IA 50325         515-988-0901                     iowachinese@yahoo.com

30- 16th Ave SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404    319-362-8500     319-363-22090   gnaughton@ncsml.org
630 E. Davenport, Iowa City, IA 52245    319-337-4957

4105 Stonebrooke Rd Ames Iowa, 50010      515-232-7479
4323 41st Street Des Moines IA 50310      515-278-2197                    charmoen@mchsi.com
PO Box 245, 4038 Main Elk Horn IA 51531 715-764-7472                      info@danishwindmill.com
                                          712-764-7001
PO Box 470, 2212 Washinton St, Elk Horn IA 51531                          dksec@metc.net
4653 NE 46th Street Des Moines IA 50317 515-263-0044

                                           50317
655 Walnut Street Suite 131 Des Moines, IA 515-243-1742    515-243-5385    cicil@centraliowacil.com
100 Hawkins Dr. #S295 Iowa City, IA 52242                  319-384-5139    iowa-compass@uiowa.edu
                                           1-800-779-2001 TTY 1-877-686-0032
                                           515-278-2502
950 Office Park Road Suite 221 West Des Moines, IA 50265 515-278-0539      info@ipna.org

                                           51041
509 8th Street SE PO Box 13 Orange City IA 712-707-4510                   tulip@orangecitycomm.net
507 Franklin St Pella IA 50219             641-628-4311   641-628-9192    pellatuliptime@iowatelecom.net

3506 Hillsdale Dr Urbandale IA 50322     515-225-8173                     magdyasalama@mchsi.com

421 10th Ave Coralville, IA 52241     319-341-3459
3832 Douglas Ave Des Moiens IA        515-274-4300
5609 Douglas Ave Des Moines IA 50310 515-277-6440
3839 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines IA 50310515-277-5524
West 5th Street, Waterloo IA 50701
1150 73rd St. Windsor Heights IA 50322515-279-1431
8036 Douglas Ave Urbandale IA         515-251-6393
1429 W 3rd Street Waterloo IA 50701 319-833-0213

240 Lindhardt Road Carlisle, IA 50047    515-989-0417                     germany1994@aol.com

                                          515-277-5741
4425 Kingman Boulevard Des Moines, IA 50311               641-628-5375    westphalf@central.edu
503 8th St. Corning IA 50841              515-322-4717
                                          515-961-2509
115 S. Howard PO box 357 Indianola, IA 50125              515-961-5970    schlenkerm@dwbb.com

PO Box 114 Amana IA 52203                319-622-3678                     amanarts@juno.com
PO Box 81 Amana IA 52203                 319-622-3567                     amherit@juno.com
2024 9th Street Des Moines, IA 50314 515-282-2762                         gundelb@juno.com
115 S. Howard Indianola, IA 50125         515 961-2509    515-961-5970    schlenkerm@dwbb.com
228 E. Jefferson St. Iowa City, IA 52245  319-337-4314
                                         515-274-1534
3100 Grand Ave Apt 4A Des Moines, IA 50312                                ekoutsounic@msn.com
1110 35th St. Des Moines, IA 50311       515-277-0780      515-277-7304   priest@dsmorthodox.org



3392 155th Lane Madrid, IA 50156           515-795-2635                   sahai@mchsi.com

7630 NE 19th Lane Ankeny, IA 50021         515-963-1277

P.O. Box 41, Ames IA 50010-9998            515-292-7631                   icaiowa@hotmail.com/ rsingh@iastate.edu
P.O. Box 283 Johnston, IA 50131-0283       515-865-4419                   rameshsuv@yahoo.com
1163 25th Street Des Moines IA 50311       515-274-8943
1150 73rd Street Windsor Heights, IA 50322 515-278-1522
7500 University Ave Clive, IA              515-255-1698
1115 Walnut St West Des Moines, IA 50265 515-255-5755

4422 Brinkwood Road Des Moines, iA 50310515-270-0232                      glynch@city.ames.ia.us
P.O. Box 30001 Des Moines IA 50310      866-883-9482                      mail@thecma.org
1620 Pleasant St. Des Moines, IA 50309  515-277-7667
228 E. Court St, Iowa City, IA 52240    319-337-2856

808 35th Street NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402   319-365-0668
1163 25th Street Des Moines, IA 50311      515-274-8943
1335 9th Street NW Cedar Rapids IA 52405   319-366-3150
2999 1st SW Ave Cedar Rapids IA 52404      319-362-0857                   mzmea611@yahoo.com
6201 Franklin Ave Des Moines IA 50322      515-255-0212    515-255-2356   icdm.support@gmail.com
1087 25th Street Des Moines, IA 50311      515-266-7591                   mwkhan@mac.com

2200 South Union Des Moines IA 50315       515-244-4672                   civitate9@msn.com
1961 Indianola Ave Des Moines IA 50315     515-280-3719                   DeFazio@iaccofia.org
633 Payton Ave Des Moines IA 50315         515-285-1588
1801 McKinley Ave Des Moines IA 50315      515-285-5706                   siadm@mchsi.com

PO Box 12093 Des Moines IA 50312           515-285- 2464                  ameku@hotmail.com

602 E Washington St. Iowa City, IA    319-337-3813
                                      515-274-1551
954 Cummings Parkway Des Moines IA 50312                   515-274-1552   rabbi@betheljacob.org
122 E. Market St. Iowa City, IA       319-338-0778
900 Polk Blvd. Des Moines IA 50312    515-255-5433         515-277-8898
910 Polk Blvd. Des Moines IA 50312    515-277-6321         515-277-4069   jcrc@dmjfed.org
910 Polk Blvd. Des Moines IA 50312    515-277-6321         515-277-4069   federation@dmjfed.org
                                      5
943 Cummins Parkway Des Moines IA 5031215-277-1718         515-277-1624   jrcspark@msn.com
5101 Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50312    515-274-4679         515-274-2072   director@templebnaijeshurun.com
924 Polk Blvd. Des Moines IA 50312    515-255-1137         515-255-1138   jenifer@tifereth.org

                                         515-280-1836
116 E. Jackson Avenue Des Moines, IA 50315
PO Box 447 Carlisle, IA 50047            515-989-0930
601 Hollywood Blvd, Iowa City, IA        319-338-3703
      8513 Hickman Rd. Urbandale IA 50322         515-252-8611
      2717 MLK Pkwy Des Moines IA                 515-277-1606
      4211 Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50312          515-274-4851                    afscdesm@afsc.org
      801 SE 8th Street Des Moines IA 50309       515-261-7270
      East 4th Street Waterloo, IA
      3900 E 14th St Des Moines IA 50313          515-264-9441
      4007 SE 13th St. Des Moines IA              515-256-3283
      700 E. Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50316        515-262-5489
                                                  515-271-2247
      "La Casa Cultural" 1151 28th Street Des Moines IA 50311                     js0037@drake.edu
      2147 West 3rd Street Davenport IA 52802 563-323-6065
      West 5th Street Waterloo IA
      1440 East Des Moines St. Des Moines IA 50316515-262-8097
      1524 E. Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50316       515-265-8614
      903 West 3rd Street Davenport IA 52802      563-323-5977
      4119 27th St. Des Moines, IA 50310          515-279-6840     515-323-8999   iowalatina@msn.com
      962 40th St. West Des Moines, IA 50265      515-225-6865                    irplasencia@aol.com
      962 40th St. West Des Moines, IA 50265      515-225-6865                    paulaplasencia@aol.com
                                                  515-271-5060
      515 28th Street, Suite 105 Des Moines, IA 50312                             sylvia@lunaiowa.org
                                                  5
      962 40th Street West Des Moines Iowa 5026515-261-7270
      West Milwaukee St. Storm Lake, IA
      1800 NW 86th St, Plaza 1800, Clive IA       515-331-1232
      108 2nd Ave, Coralville, IA                 319-338-1282
      PO Box 7746 Urbandale IA 50323              515-202-1173                    tropico@sprynet.com

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      PO Box 811 Indianola IA 50125             515-961-9370                      pastor@crossroadsucc.org
      4114 Allison Ave Des Moines IA 50310      515-277-8816                      dmgmc@mchsi.com
      2507 University Ave Des Moines IA 50311 515-271-3711                        ru@drake.edu
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      Davis Brown Tower 215 10th St, Suite 1300 Des Moines IA 50309               info@ffbciowa.org
      PO Box 704 Des Moines IA 50303            515-243-1221
      PO Box 1797 Des Moines IA 50306           515-243-1110     515-276-6396     info@iowapride.org
      700 Rose Ave Des Moines, IA 50315         515-244-7964                      lavenderVF@aol.com
                                                 IA 50310
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      1548 8th Street Des Mones IA 50314        515-288-4056     515-288-4057     dcoontumc@dwx.com
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      Indian Employment & Training Program; 215 515-281-9702 Jr. Way Des Moines IA 50309
      2807 42nd Street Des Moines IA 50310-3406 515-371-6315                    info@cicfn.org
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      Jester Park 11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Grander IA 50109

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      666 Walnut Street, Suite 2000 Des Moines IA 50309                           qrboyken@belinlaw.com
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      St. John's Lutheran Church 600 6th Ave Des 515-342-4974                     dvlundy@iowatelecom.net
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4871 Meadow Valley Dr. West Des Moines IA 50265                               info@iowascottish.com
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1620 Pleasant St Des Moines IA 50314      515-288-3920      515-288-3921      sudan@iowalink.com

107 James Ave Swedesburg IA 52652         319-254-2317                        swedish@iowatelecom,net
410 Hilltop Ave Stanton IA 51573          712-829-2840      712-829-2393      shcc@netins.net

PO Box 1911 Des Moines IA 50306-1911 515-282-5098                             houangsavanhph@aol.com
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1220 Second Ave Des Moines IA 50314       515-288-8937

1419 MLK Jr. Pkwy Des Moines IA 50314 515-288-6944
                                           515-371-9759     515-242-7853      vinh.nguyen@dmps.k12.ia.us
Casady Central Office Building Des Moines Public Schools 1801 16th Street Des Moines IA 50314

2502 Beaver Ave Des Moines IA 50310-3906515-255-0233                          mccaugheyj@worldnet.att.net

                                            515-284-0245
River Hills Business Park, 711 E 2n Street Des Moines IA 50309 515-282-7787     email@aidsprojectci.org
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4211 Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50312          515-274-4851                        afscdesm@afsc.org
4202 SW 7th Street Des Moines IA 50315 515-244-3971
                                            515-265-8200       515-262-0045     clinicalatinadm@mchsi.com
Capitol Medical Office Building, 1300 Des Moines Street, Suite 106 Des Moines IA 50309
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                                            515-277-6969
3816 36th Street, Suite 202 Des Moines IA 50310-4721           515-274-8389     info@dmreligious.org
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222 2nd Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 319-363-3707
                                            515-244-2297
1446 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy Des Moines IA 50314           515-243-5879     mwilke@efr.org
2510 NW 9th St. Ankeny IA 50023-1135        515-965-9377                        info@enbos.biz
1620 Pleasant Street Des Moines IA 50310 515-277-9595
3001 Grand Ave, Suite A, Des Moines IA 50312515-283-1911       515-244-9752     tim@hawthorn-hill.org
                                            515-279-8715       515-279-2232     tiaiowa@dwx.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 41086 Street Address: 2500 University Avenue Des Moines IA 50311
                                            319-273-3029       319-273-3885
Lang Hall 221 University of Northern Iowa Ceder Falls IA 50614-0133             mark.grey@uni.edu
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200 East Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50310-1827                   515-242-4795      phil.latessa@iowalifechanging.com
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3116 University Ave Des Moines IA 50311 515-271-7411          515-271-7479      lsiowa@lsiowa.org
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1629 NW 142nd Street Clive IA 50325       515-222-0044                          mbgardam@aol.com
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                                              641-628-5134      University Pella 50219
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                                              Ankeny, IA 50021 515-964-6391
2006 South Ankeny Boulevard, Building One 515-964-6471                            khuang@dmacc.edu
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Department of Politics and International Relations, Drake University, 2507 University Ave Des Moines IA 50311
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1119 6th Ave Grinnel IA 50112                 641-269-3703     641-269-3710       alexandj@grinnell.edu
6500 Corporate Drive Johnston IA 5031                          515-270-583
                                              515-270-0405 x4680                  sjonesvo@aea11.k12.ia.us
828 Scott Ave Des Moines IA 50309             515-282-6542 x11515-282-0260        cfernandez-morrow@herdm.com
                                              515-270-3718
Johnston High School, 6501 NW 62nd Ave Johnston, IA 50131 515-253-2478            jian.zhang@IowaChineseSchool.org
                                              515-294-1120     515-294-8263       jdorsett@iastate.edu
International Education Services, 3242 Memorail Union Iowa State University, Ames IA 50011-1130
515 Beech Street Waterloo IA 50703            319-234-7543
                                              515-255-9490
1211 Vine St. Suite 2140 West Des Moines IA 50265              515-279-5163       dave@parentsanonymousofiowa.org
1100 7th Stree, Bldg. 3 Des Moines IA 50314   515-697-7794     515-697-7726       pepacademy@dmacc.edu
                                              515-697-7794
Simpson College, 701 North C Street Indianola IA 50125         515-697-7726       lain@simpson.edu
828 SE Scott Ave Des Moines IA 50309          515-282-6452     515-282-0260       rramirez@herdm.com

                                             515-281-3164     515-242-6119     dhr.dsci@iowa.gov
Department of Human Rights, 2nd Floor, Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street Des Moines IA 50319
                                             515-281-9045     515-281-9096
Iowa Workforce Development 150 Des Moines Street Des Moines IA 50309
617 East 2nd Street Des Moines IA 50309 515-281-9082          515-281-9087     fmorris@dhs.state.ia.us
400 East 1st Street Des Moines IA 50309-1891 515-283-4141     515-237-1300
                                             515-281-4121
400 E. 14th Street Grimes Building Des Moines IA 50319        515-242-5840     ralph.rosenberg@iowa.gov
                                             515-281-7283      50319
Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street Des Moines IA515-242-6119     abraham.funchess@iowa.gov
                                             515-281-4461     515-242-6119     Moines IA 50319
Department of Human Rights 321 E. 12th Street Lucas State Office Building; Des women@iowa.gov
                                             515-281-1333     515-281-1263
Iowa Department for the Blind; 524 4th Street Des Moines IA 50309-2364         information@blind.state.ia.us
600 E. Locust Street Des Moines IA 50319-0290515-281-6412     515-282-0502
                                             515-281-4223     515-242-6119
321 E. 12th Street Lucas State Office Bldg. 2nd Floor; Des Moines IA 50319     cyndi.chen@iowa.gov
                                             1-888-219-0471    50319
Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street Des Moines IA515-242-6119     dhr.disabilities@dhr.state.ia.us
                                             Des Moines IA
Hoover State Office Building; 1305 E.Walnut 515-281-3095 50319-0114            inclusion@dhs.state.ia.us
                                             515-283-7904
1200 University Ave, Suite D Des Moines IA 50314-9160         515-283-9160     jwilken@dhs.state.ia.us
                                             Des Moines IA    515-242-6036
Hoover State Office Building; 1305 E.Walnut 515-242-5994 50319-0114            khiatt@dhs.state.ia.us
                                             515-281-4080      50319
Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street Des Moines IA515-242-6119     armando.villareal@iowa.gov
510 East 12th Street Des Moines IA 50319-0240515-281-4211     515-281-7645
                                             515-242-6240     515-281-9096
Iowa Workforce Development 150 Des Moines Street Des Moines IA 50309-5563 barbara.bobb@iwd.iowa.gov

221 Walnut Street Des Moines IA 50309   515-246-2300      515-246-2305        info@civiccenter.org
4700 Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50312      515-277-4405      515-271-0357        marketing@desmoinsartcenter.org
831 42nd Street Des Moines, IA 50312    515-255-3741      515-277-8109        info@dmplayhouse.com
2507 University Ave Des Moines IA 50311 515-271-2018      515-271-2558        marilyn.dean@drake.edu
112 SE 4th Street Des Moines IA 50309   515-243-3965                          gardenboys@aol.com
                                        515-283-8383/ 515-283-8696
                                                          515-282-9262        gatewaydance@gmail.com
Mailing Address: 1225 Stephenson Way Studio Address: 315 E. 5th Street, Suite 12 Des Moines IA 50314
1200 Grandview Ave Des Moines IA 50316 515-263-2900                         skearney@gvc.edu
1501 Woodlnd Ave Des Moines IA 50309 515-244-0507            515-237-3582   pollock@hoytsherman.org
600 E. Locust Des Moines IA 50312          515-242-6195                     riki.saltzman@iowa.gov
730 3rd Street Des Moines IA 50309         515-564-8000      515-564-8001
                                           515-294-3566      515-294-3349
Iowa State University, Scheman Building, Suite 4 Ames IA 50011-1113         heathew@iastate.edu
701 North Street, Indianola IA 50125       515-961-1647                     stacy.lindsley@simpson.edu
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                African Students Association (ASA) goal is to provide opportunities for leadership development and practices, through sharing t
                The organization helps refugees and immigrants in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area of Iowa adapt to life in the American Midwes



                To preserve, promote, publicize and educate the public on the heritage of African Americans in Iowa.


                Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is dedicated to service to all mankind. This is the Des Moines chapter of the internaional organ

                To serve as a resource center for all Drake students for studying. Research and conducting meetings.
                The goal of the Coalition of Black Students (CBS) is to foster an environment conducive to the success of its participants, no m
                Creative Visions is a human development center dedicated to creating productive citizens, viable neighborhoods and a safe com
                A public service organization that works to help the community at large through education, economic development, political acti

                The mission of Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center through exhibits, educational programming and public use of the facility is t
                The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans pursuant to Chapter 216A.142 of the Iowa Code is legislatively mandated to repo
                Links members are role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward the realization of making the name "Links"

               The mission of this scholarship program, called "The Talented Ten" is to assist African-American males in the pursuit of educat
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               An African-American women's nonpartisan action-based alliance that advocates for restoration of dignity and the consistent we

                Kalona Historical Village; including 15 historical buildings and 3 museums




                The mission of IAA is to grow Iowa through a united Asian American community. The vision of IAA is that Asian Americans in Io
                1) To strengthen the Asian-American community by uniting the diverse ethnic groups. 2) To provide strategic connections to As
                To ensure Iowa's Asians and Pacific Islanders have opportunities equal to other Iowans in education, employment, health care,




                This Buddha Hall is open in style with a library, meditation area, sutra copying area and image studio. Festive and Funeral Serv
                We offer zazen, dharma talks, sesshins and all-day sittings.
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            To share the Buddha's message of Peace and Happiness and help create peace and harmony within and ourselves and in the


            Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is an oasis of peace in the state of Iowa and functions to help people learn practical method
            Small group meditation practice open to all. Tibetan Buddhist teachers from Chagdud Gonpa and Gaden Shartse visit annually



            To create an awareness, to inform, to educate, to support, to promote, and to advocate on issues of vital interest to the Chinese



            Proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in a union with the Universal Church. We respond to God's love by making Christ

            The DAHS believes that there is an intrinsic value in identifying, understanding, and preserving our ethnic heritage. We devote
            To promote the country of Denmark, and the Danish cultural heritage.


            To act as Danish Consul for Iowa under the direction of the Danish Consulate in Chicago. To assist Danish nationals and Iowan

            To empower individuals with disabilities to control their lives. We are a community-based, non-profit, non-residential program se
            Iowa COMPASS believes that information empowers persons with disabilities to make decisions which increase their full partici
            To advocate for the human and legal rights of Iowans who have disabilities.

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            To provide cultural and social support to the American-Coptic community in Iowa. To promote cultural, social and educational ti

            Specializing in productings and services: halal meats, soujouk, falafel, and foods of the Mediterranean




            The Filipino-American Association of Iowa is a non-union, non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-political and non-profit association.

            To promote knowledge and appreciation of French culture and language.

            To act as French Consul for Iowa under the direction of the French Consulate in Chicago. To assist French nationals and Iowan




            To serve as a social point for persons with an interest in associating with other individuals of German heritage and those who s
            To act as German Consul for Iowa under the direction of the German Consulate in Chicago. To assist German nationals and Io
            Eucharistic Community whose mission is to worship and pray, to grow in faith and discipleship, and to serve those who are in n
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To meet the Christian needs of our parishioneers and our youth, and to widen the circle of orthodox in Central Iowa, while prese
To promote Hellenism, education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence.

To provide a place for religious worship, and an opportunity to celebrate the Hindu and Indian cultures.




To provide a forum for fostering a better understanding of Indian art, music, and culture among the people of Ames and Centra
Our mission is to unite all Iowans of Indian origin under one umbrella banner and promote India and our rich heritage.



Our mission is to spiritually uplift our community, and work towards a greater good. We are tireless in our efforts to feed the hun

To promote our Irish Catholic heritage and to further Catholic education.
To promote Celtic culture through music.
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick is a non-profit organization that celebrates Irish heritage and promotes Irish music, literature, c
A faithful, multicultural Catholic parish. The Holy Spirit leads us to love God, grow spiritualy and serve our neighbor.




In addition to serving the needs of the Muslim community in Des Moines through all the activities that are being held in the Mos
To serve Muslims in the Des Moines area, maintain contact with other religious organizations and network with interfaith groups

To preserve the Italian traditional and cultural dances.
The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will promote, preserve and provide education about all aspects of the rich Italian-A
The Societa Vittoria Italian is a lodge that serves as a fraternal support organization which meets for social and cultural activitie



JASI is a not-for-profit 501C3 organization and non-political voluntary association whose purpose is to promote friendly internat




The Life Center is committed to the health and well-being of all those for whom time has been both a blessing and a challenge-
To represent the Jewish population.
To provide services for the Jewish community as a whole.
To serve as a Judaic resource for all Iowans.
Temple B'nai Jeshurun is an inclusive Reform Jewish congregation. Through learning, spiritual experiences, and acts of loving
The Jewish Conservative Synagogue in Des Moines that is an egalitarian congregation. Preserving the Jewish past, living the J

To help veterans in the community. The Hispanic Post is open to all individuals, regardless of ethnic background.
To promote unity in the Hispanic population. Our organization shares the cultural pride we have in Hispanic history, music, danc
To make the presence of Latino students know at Drake University and around the community. Our intentions make it a priority




"We are a diverse organization that promotes a united community, positive change and achievement."
LULAC Council 306 advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the L

To help and empower women from our community to reach the goals of inprovement, which encompasses mental, spiritual and
(MERDF) was created to accept and administer gifts and bequests primarily for the benefit of the Hispanic communities of Iowa




We are a congregation that is open and affirming of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
The Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus is dedicated to promoting harmony among all while advancing a positive image of gay peop
The Drake University Rainbow Union provides a confidential and welcoming atmosphere to all students: lesbian, gay, bisexual,
The First Friday Breakfast Club is an association of gay men and the largest breakfast club in the state of Iowa. In addition to b
A coalition of educators, civil rights & GLBT advocates in partnership with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, working to create
The Iowa Pride Network fights bigotry and intolerance against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in Iowa by providing
LVF raises money for lesbians in need due to illness or injury.
The mission of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center of Central Iowa is to organize and maintain re

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends throug
Parents of Rainbow Teens is an information, support and advocacy group for parents and adult allies of LGBTQ teenagers.
We are open and affirming of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals. We also welcome social and economic dive
We welcome into this community of faith and affirm the participation in all aspects of church life, persons of every age, race, ge



The purpose of C.I.C.F.N. is to honor and serve the Native American community. C.I.C.F.N. develops and implements program


Powwow is in honor of Moisa's son. The mission is to bring all races together and to break down the walls of misunderstanding

To provide assistance to Norwegian nationals in the state of Iowa and to respond to information requests regarding Norway.
To promote, preserve and cherish a lasting appreciation of the heritage and culture of Norway and other Nordic countries while
Personal Contact.

To promote and preserve the Polish language and culture through support, education and social gatherings.

To promote the art and music of the Great Highland Bagpipe through performance, teaching and competition. We offer opportu
To promote Scottish culture and heritage. We offer people of any cultural background the opportunity to learn more about Scot

To educate on religion.

To unite the Sudanese within Iowa; to join with Americans & integrate with American culture; to educate others about African cu




To provide education, social services and mutual assistance to members of the Tai Dam community.
Researches and publishes Tai history and literature, preserves and promotes Tai culture, supports students in higher education



To promote communication, friendship and understanding between Americans and the Taiwanese.




To create an awareness, to inform, to educate, to support, to promote and to advocate on issues of vital interest to the Vietnam

To preserve and promote the Welsh culture.

To assist people living with HIV so they have the highest quality of live available and to prevent future infections in our commun
The mission of ALIANZA: Latino Business Association is to promote the success of Des Moines-area Hispanic-owned business
The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to
We are the local chapter of Amnesty International, the largest grassroots human rights organization in the world. The organizat
A bilingual office providing free prenatal education and support for Spanish speaking patients.
Connecting newcomers with the Oskaloosa community: "Come meet a friend, come be a friend."
The Des Moines Area Religious Council is an interfaith organization that exists to provide a common means of responding to b
Our music reflects the traditions of several ethnic and cultural groups, and our concerts routinely present music in two or three
The Latino Service Providers builds partnerships with the community and organizations to create a health and safe environmen
Diversity Focus is a non-profit organization devoted to enhancing the difersity of the Cedar-Rapids- Iowa City corridor with the f
Employee & Family Resources: Delivering solution-focused resources and enhancing lives one person at a time.

To promote friendship, peace and understanding through worldwide people-to-people exchanges.
Helps families who are experience homelessness in Iowa. Our missions is to establish and operate housing programs for home
To promote the positive and healing role of religion in public life by encouraging civic participation, facilitating community activis

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault's Women of color Advisory Network is a statewide network of women from various p
We build cultural respect at home and around the wolrd one person at a time.
Through the management of Iowa's eight state partnerships, Iowa Sister States' vision is to help integrate Iowa into the world. O
To be an effective communication vehicle that enlightens, entertains, and bridges gaps across cultural boundaries. As a non-co
Lutheran Services in Iowa responds to the love of Jesus Christ through acts of service to all. LSI serves people of all ages, gen
To ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens. To achieve equality of rights a
To inform and educate citizens of all ages about the United Nations system and the role it plays in world affairs, while enlarging
To improve the quality of live for all non-traditional client groups through a comprehensive information and referral component,
To develop character and self-esteem in young people by providing educational, social, health and recreational opportunities. W
The Women's Cultural Collective (WCC) is an Iowa women's organization which seeks to promote community building and to p
To empower women to work effectively for peace and justice in 100 U.S. communities and 32 countries around the world.
Our mission is to nurture youth to develop skill, readiness and grace in intercultural relations.

To promote cultural awareness and understanding through social events and educational programming designed to foster cam
To provide counseling and admissions services and information for international students.
The Center for Global Citizenship educates students to function effectively in different cultural contexts, and to see their own cu
The Center provides Drake's international students with orientation, advising, host family contacts and English-as-a-second-lan
Grand View College sponsors a wide variety of outreach programs to all members of our community. As an institution that value
The Office of International Student Services strives to make the educational experience of international students as meaningful
To improve education by supporting all learners through client-focused services, partnerships and leadership.
We are the premier Latino learning agency specializing in bi-lingual, culturally affirming educational programming and experien
To provide a fun opportunity for everyone who wants to learn the Chinese language (Mandarin) and culture. We also assist new
To provide programs and services for international students, scholars, faculty and staff. To provide information on programs an

Confidential and non-judgmental Parent Education and Support programs in communities around Iowa, with a Children's progra
To create Iowa's educated, diverse workforce. PEP's highest priority is to provide academic and motivational support to 8th-12t
To provide for international students at Simpson College the opportunity to get to know Iowa better and to provide for the intern
We are the premier Latino learning agency specializing in bi-lingual, culturally affirming educational programming and experien

To serve, represent and promote a greater understanding of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, infants to adults, statewide.
Facilitate seamless and comprehensive services to persons with disabilities in One-Stop Career Centers.
To identify, develop, and promote public policy and support practices through capacity building, advocacy and systems change
To allow residents and citizens of the greater Des Moines area and the people of similar cities in foreign nations to acquire a m
To enforce civil rights through compliance, mediation, education and advocacy.
To address the changing needs and concerns of African-American Iowans, and to recommend new programs, policies and con
To equalize women's opportunities and promote full participation by women in the economic, political and social life of the state
The Iowa Department for the Blind is the means for persons who are blind to obtain for themselves universal accessibility and f
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has primary responsibility for development of the state's interest in the areas of the arts
To ensure Iowa's Asians and Pacific Islanders have opportunities equal to other Iowans in education, employment, health care,
To promote the employment of Iowans with disabilities and reduce barriers to employment by providing information, referral, tec

The Bureau has a twofold mission: (1) To provide for the effective resettlement of refugees by offering a home and a future for
To provide program support services for persons with mental illness, mental retardation and developmental disabilities. To plan
To improve the quality of life of all Iowans by increasing statewide understanding of the social, cultural, and economic contributi
To work for and with individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment, independence and economic goals.
To support workers, businesses and communities with information, referrals, job placement assistance, translations, language

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines is a private not-for-profit corporation celebrating over 25 years of presenting the perfor
The Des Moines Art Center holds excellence to be its defining value. We serve our community by engaging people with art, em
The mission of The Des Moines Playhouse is to change lives by entertaining, enriching, and engaging the people of our commu
To provide a venue for musical concerts, as well as professional and educational lectures.
The Garden has been Iowa's premiere gay and lesbian nightclub for 20 years.
Provide education, training and arts outreach programs to promote intercultural awareness and an appreciation of diversity thro
To educate our students about the art and discipline of theatre. To this end, we offer several courses covering a variety of theat
By preserving and enhancing this unique historic landmark, we aim to provide and broaden the opportunities in this community
To enrich the quality of life for Iowans through support of the arts and that Iowans recognize the arts are essential to their qualit
To attract and promote events which stimulate economic activity and provide entertainment and meeting opportunities for the c
To develop and support the programming, facilities and services necessary to establish the Iowa State Center as the premier u
To provide theatrical and musical performances for the Simpson, Indianola and Des Moines communities. The Center is the sit
The Temple encourages an urban lifestyle that fascinates, entertains and enriches and is designed to appeal to all visitors. It is
The Mews Stage offers a wide range of entertainment including live music of all types, theatre, film, comedy, dance, performan
 and practices, through sharing their diverse social, cultural, educational and recreational activities, that will motivate and refresh student's m
pt to life in the American Midwest, while also introducing the local community to its newest residents. It integrates newcomers into the commu




 chapter of the internaional organization. We work to support the Black family in health, education, economics, and the arts.


success of its participants, no matter what their race, by offering programming that develops the whole person. This is inclusive of but not lim
le neighborhoods and a safe community environment by engaging youth who are culturally patterned to be "lost to the streets" in a customiz
nomic development, political action and international awareness.

ing and public use of the facility is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the heritage of service, sacrifice and risk taken by the Black men of World War I a
de is legislatively mandated to report on the status of Iowans of African-American descent. The Commission, with the support of staff, community leaders,
tion of making the name "Links" not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of purposeful service.

an males in the pursuit of educational attainment, so that these young men will become leaders in their chosen professions and in their comm

 of dignity and the consistent well-being of families, neighborhoods and communities.




IAA is that Asian Americans in Iowa are an integral part of a vibrant and prosperous community of diverse people
ovide strategic connections to Asian-American commnities, Asian international markets and Iowa business communities.
cation, employment, health care, housing, and safety and to publicize he accomplishments and contributions of the Asian and Pacific Islande




studio. Festive and Funeral Services in Chinese and English. Beginners and tourists also welcom.
 within and ourselves and in the surrounding world. Vihara is open to people of all faith traditions and cultures. We welcome you to come and


elp people learn practical methods on how to solve their daily problems and live a happy and meaningful life. Through learning to iintegrade B
 nd Gaden Shartse visit annually. Format is Tibetan Buddhist, but applicable to any life.



ues of vital interest to the Chinese Americans in the state of Iowa.



d to God's love by making Christ a priority in our worship, family, work, leisure, education, spiritual growth and participation in shared ministry

 our ethnic heritage. We devote our energies to achieving that goal.



 ssist Danish nationals and Iowans in dealing with the Danish government, and to act as a Danish agent for cultural affairs.

 profit, non-residential program serving persons with disabilities. CICIL is dedicated to assisting all persons, regardless of disability, in making
ns which increase their full participation and inclusion in communities. We provide accurate information in a timely and consumer responsive




cultural, social and educational ties between the Coptic community, the people of Iowa, and the United States.




 itical and non-profit association. It exists to promote and enhance cultural and heritage awareness of the Philippines among Iowans; to prom




 ssist French nationals and Iowans dealing with the French government, and to act as French agent for cultural affairs.




erman heritage and those who speak the German language. Also, to promote the German culture and educational pursuits, including the art
o assist German nationals and Iowans in dealing with the German government and to act as German agent for cultural affairs.
 and to serve those who are in need. We respect the traditions of the past and are open to the guidance of the Spirit as we move into the futu
odox in Central Iowa, while presering the essence of our Greek heritage.




 the people of Ames and Central Iowa communities and for promoting social and cultural activities of Asian-Indian significance.
a and our rich heritage.



less in our efforts to feed the hungry and clothe the poor. We help those seeking spiritual healing and enlightenment find the path that will lea




romotes Irish music, literature, culture and traditions. We also raise fnds for charitable organizations.
d serve our neighbor.




es that are being held in the Mosque, we, here at the Islamic Community Center of Des Moines, are committed to promoting Islamic values a
 nd network with interfaith groups. We also serve refugee communities and university students in the Des Moines area.



ut all aspects of the rich Italian-American culture to the Des Moines metropolitan area and the State of Iowa.
ts for social and cultural activities.



se is to promote friendly international relations, cultural activities of interest to members, and mutual understanding between the peoples of t




both a blessing and a challenge-as well as those in need of intensive short-term rehabilitation.



experiences, and acts of loving kindness, we foster community and personal growth within our enduring heritage.
ving the Jewish past, living the Jewish present, and building the Jewish future.

ethnic background.
e in Hispanic history, music, dance and food. We educate one another about important issues affecting the Hispanic community, and we awa
  Our intentions make it a priority to have a cultural exchange between all individuals of different backgrounds, to cooperate with multiple orga




ce, health and civil rights of the Latino population of Des Moines and surrounding area.

ncompasses mental, spiritual and economic survival. We want to assist families to build safe futures free from violence. L.U.N.A. honors and
he Hispanic communities of Iowa and the Midwest. Its primary objective is to encourage and assist worthwhile community-initiated projects th




cing a positive image of gay people through outstanding musicianship, creative programming and community outreach.
 students: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, straight or those questioning their sexuality. RU supports those dealing with issues of sexua
 he state of Iowa. In addition to being an important opportunity for networking, it serves as an important entry point for gay men first moving to
 Commission, working to create safer schools for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students in Iowa.
gender youth in Iowa by providing support mentoring and educational opportunities to Gay-Straight Alliances & LGBT students in high school

wa is to organize and maintain resources, to promote the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, nurture their familie

  their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to e
 t allies of LGBTQ teenagers.
elcome social and economic diversity.
e, persons of every age, race, gender, nationality, ability and sexual orientation.



 velops and implements programs that respect preserve and protect Native American rights, while assisting to meet the cultural needs of all F


wn the walls of misunderstanding; we are really all the same. The powwow has an educational role by having different booths where children

n requests regarding Norway.
and other Nordic countries while growing soundly as a beneficial society and offering maximum benefits to its members.
al gatherings.

nd competition. We offer opportunities to hear and experience the unique art and artistry of the hallmark of Scottish musical culture. Additona
ortunity to learn more about Scottish culture and heritage through our meetings and events which are always open to the public.




 educate others about African cultures; help Sudanese with transportation needs.




 orts students in higher education, promotes the common welfare and well-being of Tai people, and promotes intercultural understanding and




es of vital interest to the Vietnamese Americans in the state of Iowa. To encourage participations, to provide a forum for involvement, and to




 future infections in our community.
s-area Hispanic-owned businesses through education, networking opportunities, and by serving as a link to and for the Hispanic market.
ous faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.
ation in the world. The organization is open to all people interested in promoting the cause of human rights, regardless of age, gender, race,


mmon means of responding to basic human needs in ways that single congregations cannot. Also we provide a context for interfaith dialogue
 ly present music in two or three languages in addition to English. The chorus gives visibility and voice to performers of varied national, ethnic
 te a health and safe environment for Latinos to live.
pids- Iowa City corridor with the following goals: communication, FindIt!, and program enhancement.
e person at a time.


erate housing programs for homeless families with children that help them obtain permanent housing and to provide services to help families
 on, facilitating community activism, and challenging political extremism based on religion. By promoting respect for all religious traditions and

network of women from various professional backgrounds working to bring awareness to the specific needs of survivors who are persons of c
 p integrate Iowa into the world. Our mission is to create programs that promote the interests of Iowa and its citizens through volunteer, public
 cultural boundaries. As a non-commercial, non-profit radio station, we offer diverse programming, talk shows, live interviews, national and lo
SI serves people of all ages, genders, nationalities, religions, ethnicities and sexual orientations and is affiliated with Lutheran Services in Am
ns. To achieve equality of rights and eliminate racial prejudice among the citizens of the United States.
s in world affairs, while enlarging a diverse constituency in support of constructive United States participation in the United Nations system.
 mation and referral component, through the administration of high-risk youth-adult projects, consulting in the areas of urban development an
 and recreational opportunities. We strive to maintain a culturally diverse environment and to provide opportunities for young people to achiev
mote community building and to provide a safe atmosphere for lesbians by offering activities which all women are welcome to attend. WCC se
countries around the world.



 ramming designed to foster campus-wide appreciation and celebration of diversity and culture, particularly as represented by members of ou

contexts, and to see their own culture from the perspective of others. The Center also works to ensure that global perspectives and issues ar
 cts and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classes. The Center also offers study abroad opportunities in 60 countries. Call the Internation
munity. As an institution that values diversity, we encourage our students to be aware of the benefits of living in a multicultural society.
rnational students as meaningful and successful as possible, and to work in cooperation with other college faculty and staff to accomplish thi
and leadership.
 onal programming and experiences for children and their families.
) and culture. We also assist new immigrants with adjustments of language, culture, daily living needs, etc, and promote cultural exchange b
vide information on programs and services for study abroad.

 nd Iowa, with a Children's program at each location. All groups are free to families. Some are cultural specific. Parents Anonymous of Iowa h
d motivational support to 8th-12th grade students of color in Des Moines and outlying areas.
etter and to provide for the international students a forum to share their cultures and talents with other students and with people off campus.
 onal programming and experiences for children and their families.

uals, infants to adults, statewide.

 , advocacy and systems change activities. The purpose is to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families are include
  n foreign nations to acquire a mutual understanding of one another as individuals, as members of their communities, as citizens of their cou

  new programs, policies and constructive action to the governor and general assembly.
 olitical and social life of the state.
 lves universal accessibility and full participation as citizens in whatever roles they may choose. We are the state agency responsible for prov
 's interest in the areas of the arts, history, and other cultural matters. Grants, technical assistance, diversity training, directories and rosters o
cation, employment, health care, housing, and safety and to publicize the accomplishments and contributions of the Asian and Pacific Island
providing information, referral, technical assistance, training and negotiation services to employers and citizens with disabilities. Provide refer

 offering a home and a future for those who have been persecuted and (2) To assist refugees in becoming self sufficient as quickly as possib
evelopmental disabilities. To plan for state services; work with countries in the development and implementation of their services plans; deve
 cultural, and economic contributions that Latinos make in Iowa.
 d economic goals.
 sistance, translations, language training, resettlement, as well as technical and legal assistance relating to employment.

25 years of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Be
 by engaging people with art, emphasizing the art of our times through our collection and exhibition policies. We shape the culture of our com
ngaging the people of our community through producing high-quality theatrical presentations, vocational experiences, and life-long education


d an appreciation of diversity through professionally directed quality experiences.
ourses covering a variety of theatrical topics, produce four main stage productions a year, and bring the artists from around Des Moines and
 opportunities in this community to view, learn and participate in the performing and visual arts.
e arts are essential to their quality of life.
d meeting opportunities for the community.
wa State Center as the premier university public assembly complex in the United States.
 mmunities. The Center is the site of Des Moines Metro Opera performances each summer. Numerous student-acted performances put on e
gned to appeal to all visitors. It is home to bother the Iowa youth chorus and the Des Moines symphony Academy. It also houses Centro, Sou
 film, comedy, dance, performance art, spoken word, and other enticingly unique happenings, all with a fully stocked bar at your fingertips he
 will motivate and refresh student's mindset to enhance academic learning.
ntegrates newcomers into the community by matching them with mentors, offering skills training, and providing referrals to service providers.




omics, and the arts.


person. This is inclusive of but not limited to academic success, increased leadership and communication skills, campus involvement, comm
 be "lost to the streets" in a customized, holistic program of self-development, so they can achieve a self-sufficient lifestyle and sustainable e


taken by the Black men of World War I and the women of World War II.
 the support of staff, community leaders, public and private agencies and organizations, will consider, review, and recommend programs, services, policies



chosen professions and in their communities. We provide funds and mentoring to African-American males that are attending Grand View Co




 ss communities.
tions of the Asian and Pacific Islanders to the state.
ltures. We welcome you to come and see, to participate in spiritual practices such as meditation, observance of precepts, discussions of Dh


life. Through learning to iintegrade Buddha's advice into our lives we can gradually become more and more successful in dealing with the di




h and participation in shared ministry.




for cultural affairs.

ns, regardless of disability, in making choices about their own lives and in experiencing success as active participants in society.
n a timely and consumer responsive manner utilizing information technologies




e Philippines among Iowans; to promote closer fellowship between Filipinos and Americans; to welcome Filipinos and Filipino-Americans to t




cultural affairs.




ducational pursuits, including the arts, music, history, travel and "Gemuetlichkeit."
ent for cultural affairs.
 of the Spirit as we move into the future.
 ian-Indian significance.




nlightenment find the path that will lead them to a higher power.




mmitted to promoting Islamic values and Knowledge, as well as strengthening our community by educating and helping Muslims in a society w
 s Moines area.




derstanding between the peoples of the United States and Japan.




 he Hispanic community, and we award scholarships to college-bound children of active members.
 unds, to cooperate with multiple organizations to promote and increase awareness of diversity issues and to sponsor activities that create cu




e from violence. L.U.N.A. honors and upholds every woman’s right to freedom from violence.
hwhile community-initiated projects that aim at increasing educational attainment and leadership development.




 unity outreach.
ts those dealing with issues of sexuality, resists homophobia through example and education and strives to prevent heterosexism in our lives
entry point for gay men first moving to central Iowa or first coming out. We host distinguished guest speakers, provide financial support for hig

nces & LGBT students in high schools and colleges.

endered persons, nurture their families and relationships and increase understanding and affirmation of the LGBT community in Central Iowa

 l-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays p




ting to meet the cultural needs of all First Nation people living in the greater Des Moines area, as well as central Iowa. We hope to assist Nat


ving different booths where children can learn about the different races.



 to its members.
 of Scottish musical culture. Additonally, we promote teaching of the art to continue its long and rich history.
ways open to the public.




motes intercultural understanding and cooperation in the community at large.




vide a forum for involvement, and to empower the Vietnamese Americans in the political and social processes in the state of Iowa. to represe




k to and for the Hispanic market.

hts, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


 ovide a context for interfaith dialogue, support education, and serve as a liaison between DMARC member congregations and the great Des
  performers of varied national, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who otherwise might not be heard.




d to provide services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.
respect for all religious traditions and that the civil rights of all people be honored.

eds of survivors who are persons of color. It is also our priority to coordinate violence prevention efforts to adults and teens. Survivors of sex
d its citizens through volunteer, public and private action.
 hows, live interviews, national and local news, weather and sports, emergency broadcasts, bilingual programming in Spanish and English.
ffiliated with Lutheran Services in America and the three Iowa synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

ation in the United Nations system.
n the areas of urban development and minority sensitivity, and bridging the gap between the traditional and non-traditional communities.
portunities for young people to achieve at their highest potential. Willkie House also teaches young people about the value of economic indep
 men are welcome to attend. WCC serves the LGBT community by providing social, educational, and cultural events for women in the centra




rly as represented by members of our campus community.

hat global perspectives and issues are an integral part of the intellectual and cultural experience of all members of the Drake community.
s in 60 countries. Call the International Center to arrange for international students or study abroad returnees to speak with local organization
ving in a multicultural society.
ge faculty and staff to accomplish this. It aims to create a positive atmosphere where students can live and learn effetely. To achieve this, the


tc, and promote cultural exchange between the people of the United States and China.


pecific. Parents Anonymous of Iowa has two Spanish speaking programs in Des Moines, with others planned around Iowa.

udents and with people off campus.




abilities and their families are included in planning, decision-making and development of policy related to services and support that affect thei
communities, as citizens of their countries and as members of the family of nations. To develop an awareness of the international Sister Citie



 he state agency responsible for providing most of the services Iowans who are blind need to live independently and work competitively. For a
 sity training, directories and rosters of traditional artists and resource people/places, research information, community cultural documentation
utions of the Asian and Pacific Islanders to the state.
 itizens with disabilities. Provide referrals for other disability issues.

ng self sufficient as quickly as possible, thereby, enabling them to enrich our state through the sharing of their talents, skills, gifts, and culture
entation of their services plans; develop policy for the state mental health institutes and the state resource centers for persons with developm


 to employment.

roadway Series are supported by Betts Auto Campus. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers
ies. We shape the culture of our community, making art accessible to all, enriching and inspiring through educational programs and partners
experiences, and life-long educational opportunities.
artists from around Des Moines and around the country to perform in our theatre. Performances at the Viking Theatre are drawn from a wide




student-acted performances put on each year and student-directed work performed as one-acts each spring.
Academy. It also houses Centro, South Union Bread Café, Starbucks and Saley Nong Floral. The Civic Center of Des Moines also produces
 ully stocked bar at your fingertips help keep the entertainment experience unique and your enjoyment at a maximum.
oviding referrals to service providers.




on skills, campus involvement, community service, professional training and experience, and recreation. We would love to have the opportun
 -sufficient lifestyle and sustainable employment through realistic hopes and goals rather than participating in gang activity, underground econ



recommend programs, services, policies, legislation and administrative rules that will improve the quality of life for Iowa's African-American population.



es that are attending Grand View College.
vance of precepts, discussions of Dhamma (Buddha's teachings) and community events.


more successful in dealing with the difficultires we all experience. Eventually we will gain the strength and stability of mind to meet with life's g




 e participants in society.




  Filipinos and Filipino-Americans to the community; to aid members in time of need; and to extend charitable and humanitarian assistance to
ng and helping Muslims in a society where confusion and lack of spiritual values dominate.
nd to sponsor activities that create cultural exchange opportunities.




s to prevent heterosexism in our lives and on our campus.
 kers, provide financial support for high school scholarships.



he LGBT community in Central Iowa.

 and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a socie




 central Iowa. We hope to assist Native people with food, heating costs and related expenses, increase public understanding, awareness, an
cesses in the state of Iowa. to represent the Vietnamese American population in their common causes and to ensure Vietnamese American r




ber congregations and the great Des Moines community.




 o adults and teens. Survivors of sexual assault need support, timely and accurate information, financial resources and counseling to addres
gramming in Spanish and English.
h in America.


 nd non-traditional communities.
le about the value of economic independence.
ltural events for women in the central Iowa area, and collaborates with other community organizations to affirm lesbians as valued participan




embers of the Drake community.
nees to speak with local organizations or classes.

and learn effetely. To achieve this, the office coordinates programs for international students to facilitate their initial adjustments to the college




nned around Iowa.




 services and support that affect their quality of life and full participation in communities of their choice.
 eness of the international Sister Cities Program, its goals, missions, and accomplishments and to create a bridge of understanding between



 ndently and work competitively. For a copy of this Guide in Braille or on tape, please contact the Department.
on, community cultural documentation, exhibits, grant writing workshops, event planning, multicultural events, and folk life curriculum guide.



f their talents, skills, gifts, and culture.
 e centers for persons with developmental disabilities; provide consultation and technical assistance; and provide accreditation for providers




ional touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines S
h educational programs and partnerships.
Viking Theatre are drawn from a wide range of periods, genres and cultures.




Center of Des Moines also produces smaller events that are performed at the Temple for Performing Arts.
t a maximum.
We would love to have the opportunity to work with you for the duration of your college career.
ng in gang activity, underground economics and drug trade.



Iowa's African-American population.
d stability of mind to meet with life's greatest challenges in very peaceful and positive ways.




table and humanitarian assistance to the community and to the Philippines.
er identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.




public understanding, awareness, and appreciation for Native people, and to preserve the cultural, spiritual, and traditional ways of all Native
nd to ensure Vietnamese American representation i nthe political, social, cultural, and economic life in the state of Iowa. to recognize, foster,




resources and counseling to address the effect of assault. For persons of color, there are additional needs for supportive services. It is critic
o affirm lesbians as valued participants in the varied diversities of Iowa.




their initial adjustments to the college, and provides continuous supports and services throughout the student's four years at Grinnell. It also




e a bridge of understanding between different cultures of the world.




ents, and folk life curriculum guide.




d provide accreditation for providers of MH/DD services. We are the agency designated as the state mental health authority by the Governor




 l groups, including the Des Moines Symphony, StageWest, and The Drama Workshop.
ual, and traditional ways of all Native people.
he state of Iowa. to recognize, foster, and nurture outstanding achievements and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in the state of Iowa.




eds for supportive services. It is critical that the collective system of responses be culturally appropriate.
udent's four years at Grinnell. It also promotes international programs as a means of stimulating cross cultural understanding and interest in




ntal health authority by the Governor of Iowa.
mese Americans in the state of Iowa. To share the commonality and to identify and celebrate the differences of cultures among other ethnic
ultural understanding and interest in the campus community.
nces of cultures among other ethnic groups.

				
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