The primary objective of the class projects is to provide class members with opportunities to develop meaningful leadership skills in real-world settings, while benefiting local non-profit organizations and ultimately preparing class members to effectively lead change in Central Iowa.
Participants in the 2017 Community Leadership Program have partnered with five local nonprofit organizations. Class members reviewed numerous proposals, choosing project partners based on project scope, individual interest, learning opportunities and the potential to meet organizational and community needs.
On With Life
Conceptualize plans and develop a fundraising strategy for an outdoor music Zen garden to be used for rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Research and develop plan for route expansion, awareness, and long-term sustainability of a trail that connects the public to art in Greater Des Moines.
DMARC (Des Moines Area Religious Council)
AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy)
Develop plan for expanding and sustaining the “Let’s Talk” restorative justice and minority outreach program to additional schools in Central Iowa.
Create strategy for increasing awareness of the organization’s programming for kids and its mission of supporting families of children with cancer.
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