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NEWS AND EVENTS                                               


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Olmsted Center – Drake University

Nominations for the 2014 

Passport to Prosperity Awards open April 1!

Click here to download the Passport to Prosperity
2014 Nomination Form

For more information about Passport to Prosperity, contact
Dr. Judith Conlin, Executive Director,at 515.282.8269 x 13
or via email.



  Iowa International Center Dialogue Series
Featuring Selin Yildiz Nielsen
“Schooling in a Crisis:
The Case of Syrian Refugees in Turkey”
Tuesday, April 1  - Noon to 1 pm – Free Admission
Central Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Downtown Des Moines
sponsored by DuPont Pioneer




Iowa International Center Welcomes
New Faces to Board of Directors

Himar Hernandez is an Associate Director of Outreach and Extension with Iowa State University Extension in Ottumwa.  He has been described as a “connector & communicator,” working with immigrants, refugees, CEOs, college presidents and the public to develop a plan for creating jobs, understanding and hope. Himar is credited with reversing Ottumwa’s population decline and increasing the financial stability of the area through the identification and support of 25 Latino-owned businesses. He was featured in the Des Moines Register as one of 14 people to watch in 2014, as well as in stories on NBC’s The Today Show and in the Wall Street Journal. He was a featured presenter for the Iowa International Dialogue series last year.

Kate Wolfe is an Iowa native who grew up in the Oskaloosa area. Kate has served in various roles with Kum & Go, Liberty Bank and Merit Resources, and was recently appointed as the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources with Hy-Vee in West Des Moines, Iowa.  She also holds a PHR certification and belongs to a number of professional organizations related to the HR field.

We thank Himar and Kate for their willingness to support and serve our organization through board service.




Prairie Meadows Grant To Help Provide 24/7 Emergency Resource Services for Iowa Immigrants & Refugees

The Iowa International Center recently received a 2014 Community Betterment Grant from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino to support our 24/7 Prairie Meadows Lifeline. This one-of-a-kind resource is offered to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals facing a serious threat to life or well-being, for their safety and security. This service is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week in more than 220 languages.  Thank you to Prairie Meadows for the continuation of support for this essential resource.The 24/7 Emergency Hotline can be accessed by calling the Iowa International Center at 515-282-8269 and selecting extension 5.