Please consider coming out and helping The Norwalk Police Department raise food for the Norwalk Food Pantry. Donations are also accepted prior to the event at the Public Safety building. Who knew grocery shopping could be so fun!?
The goal of Project Santa is to help Norwalk families meet basic needs. It is also our hope that we can help to relieve a bit of the worry and stress that families experience during difficult financial times by helping to provide necessity and gift items for each child. If your family or business would like to participate in this service project by donating items from a wish list or monetary donations, please contact Crystal Ellis, the Norwalk Area Ministerial Association coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 491-1241. READ FULL LETTER
We need your help in reaching one of our goals for this year to advance the education pipeline in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Education Drives Our Greater Economy (EDGE) is designed to cultivate cradle-through-career education and training to ensure 75 percent of DSM working-age adults have degrees, certificates and other credentials by 2025 that meet workforce demands. This is a regional goal, which builds upon the State’s Future Ready Iowa initiative. If you believe in this goal, please first take the EDGE pledge for your company to publicly show its support. MORE>
Cultivating Communities as a Catalyst for Lasting Change
CAPITAL CROSSROADS MIDPOINT REVIEW WITH STEPPING FORWARD AUTHOR RICH HARWOOD
The vision for Central Iowa is coming to fruition thanks to the dedication and leadership of many individuals and organizations. As we approach the halfway point of Capital Crossroads 2.0, it’s time to assess what we have accomplished together and chart a path for the continued success of the 2.0 plan.
Bold initiatives don’t just happen on their own. It involves a sense of shared responsibility, civic commitment and collaboration.
To help Central Iowa continue the momentum, author Rich Harwood will join us at the Capital Crossroads Midpoint Review to share lessons from his new book, Stepping Forward, to share how we can use community as a catalyst to fulfill the Capital Crossroads vision. “Capital Crossroads is about coming together with a shared vision to propel our region forward and build upon the success we’ve enjoyed in the past,” said Kristi Knous Capital Crossroads Tri-Chair and Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines president. “The concepts Rich Harwood has written and walked communities through is transforming the way communities and businesses come together to walk in lock step down a new path. The kind of path that will allow us to Step Forward united, focused and ready to work together to achieve the results we’ve dreamt of and planned for. We are fortunate to have Rich Harwood in our community offering his powerful and timely perspective to guide our next steps.”
Walter Isaacson Announced as Headliner for Partnership's Annual Dinner
Wednesday, Jan. 15 | 5 – 9 p.m.
The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced Walter Isaacson as the 2020 Annual Dinner headline speaker. Isaacson has led a distinguished career as past CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and has been the chairman of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine. He is currently a Professor of History at Tulane University and an advisory partner at the New York City-based Perella Weinberg financial services firm. The best-selling author’s most recent biography, "Leonardo da Vinci" (2017), offers new discoveries about Leonardo’s life and work, weaving a narrative that connects his art to his science. MORE>
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