One Economy seeks to realign our future by stating, â€œWe can do better. We must do better.” We acknowledge our inequities and failings and stand them alongside tremendous hope. One Economy strives to eradicate the historical racial wealth divide between Whites and African Americans in Polk County. We emphasize building a community that recognizes every individual's part in building the whole and giving everyone the tools they need to be successful. 

Employment

Co-Chairs:

Marvin DeJear, Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families

Lonnie Dafney, EMC Insurance Companies

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Financial Inclusion

Chair:
Deidre DeJear, Caleo Enterpises

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housing

Co-Chairs: 

Chelsea Lepley and Philip Herman 

education

Co-Chairs: Jasmine Brooks, Steven Kellogg 

Dionna Langford, Des Moines School Board

health

Co-Chairs:

Erin Drinnin, United Way of Central Iowa

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