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This is a simple tagline. It’s elegant. It’s inviting. But don’t let its simplicity fool you. This tagline sets a vision. With many critical dimensions, it offers a powerful redirection for our community. In a few short words, it realigns our future. It says, “We can do better. We must do better.” It acknowledges our inequities and failings and stands them alongside tremendous hope. It says we will no longer tolerate the historical racial wealth divide between Whites and African Americans in Polk County. It says African immigrants are welcome to rebuild their lives here – lives of safety, stability, and deep connection. It says this is our table. We have built it together. We always pull up an extra seat. There is room for everyone.

We have built it together. 

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Employment

Co-Chairs:

Jackie Norris, Goodwill Industries

Lonnie Dafney, Federal Home Loan Bank

Members:

To Be Announced

Financial Inclusion

Chair:
Deidre DeJear, Caleo Enterpises

Members:

To Be Announced

housing

Co-Chairs: Chelsea Lepley and Philip Herman (Co-chairs)

To Be Announced

Members:

To Be Announced

education

Co-Chairs: Jasmine Brooks, Steven Kellogg 

Dionna Langford, Des Moines School Board
To Be Announced

Members:

To Be Announced

health

Co-Chairs:

Erin Drinnin, United Way of Central Iowa
To Be Announced

Members:

To Be Announced

Jasmine Brooks

(Chair)

Steven Kellogg

(Co-Chair)

Jasmine Brooks

(Chair)

Steven Kellogg

(Co-Chair)

Chelsea Lepley

(Co-Chair)