Passport to Prosperity​

A week of events and celebrations recognizing immigrants and refugees for their outstanding achievements in their communities.

20th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Passport to Prosperity!
Nominations are open for 2022
Do you know someone who has made a significant and positive impact in their community?

These impacts could be economic, social, or cultural as long as they’re within the state of Iowa.

To qualify for the award, nominees must receive TWO letters of support, and must be available to receive the award on October 8th at our formal event.
Deadline to submit a nomination is May 15, 2022
Questions? Reach out to Kassi Bailey
kbailey@iowainternationalcenter.org
515-468-8246

Meet Your 2021 Honorees

The amazing people listed below were nominated for their significant contributions to their communities right here in Iowa. Through their stories, you’ll read about acts of kindness, bravery, and determination. The success they’ve achieved so far is only the beginning.

Shaimaa Aly
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Harka Biswa
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Ivania Gabriella Guerra Ceron
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Shaimaa AlyDr. Maria Corona
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Luisita Thompson
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Passport to Prosperity Week

Join us in celebrations October 1-7th, 2022.
Events include trivia games, scavenger hunts, and a formal dinner event recognizing our 2022 Honorees.

Saturday Oct. 1st

Global Des Moines Scavenger Hunt
Check off your scavenger list hunting through local stores, monuments, and other areas in downtown Des Moines and East Village. Participate on your own or with a team of up tot 4 people. New this year is a special family Route!

Monday Oct. 3

Social Media Shoutout
This day is dedicated to highlighting individuals and organizations who have done something great in our Iowa communities. Purchase your own shout out to recognize those who have positively affected your life, and be sure to follow us on your favorite platform @IAinternational.

Wedensday Oct. 5

Global Café: Immigrants & Refugees as Community Change makers
Being a change maker requires relentless commitment to the great goal. During this webinar meet the 2022 Honorees who make a difference every day.

Thursday Oct. 6

Peace Tree Brewing​​

6:30 pm

Peace Tree Brewing

6:00PM

International Trivia
Test your knowledge and join us for a fun night of trivia. Free to participate on your own or register a team. Come support Iowa International Center while having fun!

Friday Oct. 7

6:30PM Social

7:00PM Dinner & Program

Des Moines Botanical Garden

Passport to Prosperity Gala
Our 2022 honorees will fill you up with home and inspiration as they share their stories of success, struggle, and the will to prosper.

Meet Your 2021 Honorees

The amazing people listed below were nominated for their significant contributions to their communities right here in Iowa. Through their stories, you’ll read about acts of kindness, bravery, and determination. The success they’ve achieved so far is only the beginning.

Shaimaa Aly
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Harka Biswa
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Ivania Gabriella Guerra Ceron
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Shaimaa AlyDr. Maria Corona
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Luisita Thompson
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Past Honorees
As we look back on the history of Passport to Prosperity we see so many amazing people that have been honored the past 20 years. Check out all of the outstanding past honorees and help us continue to honor their contributions to Iowa’s community.

Interested in showing your support for our global community by sponsoring this event?

Contact Levi Degross 
ldegross@iowainternationalcenter.org

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