Bold social service programs that are looking to fill the gaps in our community.
This 9-month program is designed to develop the next generation of leaders within the African American community using a multi-faceted, engaging, community driven approach.
One Economy is an ongoing initiative of The Directors Council to engage the Polk County community in activities resulting in expanded opportunities for businesses and families of African American and African descent for increased financial capacity.
Doing More in the Core Non-Profit BootCamp assists non-profit organizations to invest in the growth of their and development.
Black Urban Professionals [BUP/DSM] is group designed to connect African American professionals in the Greater Des Moines Area. BUP/DSM hosts events and happy hours that aid in cultivating the community.
AALF convenes organizations united in achieving a common vision. This group focuses on setting and achieving goals with measurable outcomes in each of our areas of concentration.
The Financial Empowerment Center
FEC at the Evelyn K.Davis Center provides access to financial resources, promotes business expansion, and aims to create wealth among economically vulnerable populations.
I Am Des Moines is a capitol city campaign that broadens African-American representation in Des Moines while facilitating diversity and inclusion. The campaign is a capstone project created by the 2014 African American Leadership Academy.