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 firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 405 Ceder Falls, IA 50613 319-504-0560 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 2507 University Ave. Des Moines IA 50311 515-271-4078 1343 13th Street Des Moines IA 50314 515-244-4003 515-323-3310 firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. 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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 email@example.com 6201 Franklin Ave Des Moines IA 50322 515-255-0212 515-255-2356 firstname.lastname@example.org 1087 25th Street Des Moines, IA 50311 515-266-7591 email@example.com 2200 South Union Des Moines IA 50315 515-244-4672 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com PO Box 12093 Des Moines IA 50312 515-285- 2464 firstname.lastname@example.org 602 E Washington St. Iowa City, IA 319-337-3813 515-274-1551 954 Cummings Parkway Des Moines IA 50312 515-274-1552 email@example.com 122 E. 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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. 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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." 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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.