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Project IOWA provides transformational programs for individuals looking to grow personally and professionally. A holistic training approach connects individuals to their purpose and meaningful, stable employment.  Project IOWA’s current standard is to place individuals in careers that pay a livable wage, with an average post-training wage of $17.56.

Funds from our First Sunday collection will go toward the Cultivating Careers Program, which provides tools to overcome barriers such as generational poverty, financial constraints, lack of resources, criminal backgrounds, mental health, trauma, and a lack of skills and confidence. It offers an opportunity to gain adequate training for employment, develop increased self-awareness, a clear understanding of workplace culture, and increased financial stability.

For more information on this organization, visit https://www.projectiowa.org/


DMIEC, P.O. Box 30065, Des Moines, IA  50310

Checks can be written either to “Project IOWA” or to “DMIEC” with “First Sunday” in the memo line. 

We would prefer that all checks be mailed to DMIEC. If you mail your check directly to the organization, please inform Ed Arnold of the amount, if you feel comfortable, so the Social Justice Committee can get an accurate count of donations.

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