Des Moines, Iowa Initiative

In Des Moines, Iowa StudiOne-Eighty has supported leaders coming together to launch a $20 million fund for a Community Empowerment Center to support low-income youth and their families, a 77,000 square-foot center for school and nonprofit organizations, and transformational leadership development. Through reciprocal trips to Des Moines over the past six years, we provided support and leader mentorship. StudiOne-Eighty has contributed to the community coming together for this project and other efforts like scholar-programs to support 50 minority students a year in cohorts at Drake University.