Community Leadership Program

The Community Leadership Program prepares leaders from across Central Iowa to be effective stewards for our community's future. The nine-month curriculum offers a view of Greater Des Moines from different vantage points, heightens participant awareness of current community conditions and issues, enhances individual and group leadership skills, and helps class members see themselves as partners for change. Learn more.

Community Connect

Greater Des Moines thrives when purpose meets service. Community Connect inspires and teaches participants that levering their purpose improves their lives and our community. The program has two key objectives:

To provide a curriculum that helps participants uncover and leverage their personal values and purpose, leading to intentional engagement in the community.  

To connect participants with experienced community leaders, so they may learn and benefit from the mentors' wisdom and networks. Learn more.

Youth Leadership Initiative

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) releases untapped potential in the next generation of community leaders. This untapped potential is released as students learn skills that propel them into their next steps in life and as they embrace their roles as shapers of a community where their dreams can be realized. Learn more.  


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