Annual Impact Report

Thank you for a great 2017!

A lot happened over the year at the Iowa International Center. We had a change in leadership. We moved offices. And we now move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and direction. Take a look at what we’ve done as we look forward to a new year of change and progress.


Events and Programs that shaped 2017

Dialogue Series
We brought international topics and discussions from 12 different speakers and voices to Des Moines through our seven-part Dialogue Series

Interpretation Services
Our network of 150 interpreters had a busy year with 97 translation projects and 2,227 interpretation appointments

International Visitor Programs
Our IVLP program is officially “over the hill” as we celebrated the program’s 40th anniversary with a volunteer appreciation open house

Passport to Prosperity
A big congratulations to our 2017 honorees! Those 5 individuals were celebrated for their economic, social and cultural contributions to Iowa


By the Numbers

countries represented in various IIC programs

37 countries represented by our 15 Passport to Prosperity honorees since 2002

60 interpreters from around the world providing translations in 60 languages

100 participants in our ELL classes

132 international visitors from 60 different countries and territories

2000 volunteer hours donated by passionate supporters like you!


Read the report in full here

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