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 3-8, 2022.
Events include trivia games, scavenger hunts, and a formal dinner event recognizing our 2022 Honorees.

Decorate your yard day

Mon, Oct. 3

All Day

Showcase your community pride by purchasing a yard sign to show Des Moines that “We Celebrate Our Global Community.”

Webinar on global conversations

Tues, Oct. 4

12pm

Explore the impact immigrants and refugees have within our community through the “Multiplier Effect.”

Presented by Dentons Davis Brown Law Firm.

Social Media shoutout

Wed, Oct. 5

All Day

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.

International Trivia hosted by Peace Tree.

Thurs, Oct. 6

12pm

Come hang with us at the Peace Tree Tap Room in the East Village for a night of international trivia! Test everything from geography to film history and while enjoying some wonderful local brew culture!

Gala hosted at the Botanical Center.

Fri, Oct. 7

5:30pm

Join us for an evening of celebration with our honorees at the Des Moines Botanical Center. This will be an evening to celebrate and enjoy all the wonderful cultures we have in Iowa, as well as show our gratitude for the contributions that immigrants bring to our community.
Scavenger Hunt.

Sat, Oct. 8

7pm

Join us in downtown Des Moines and the East village for a day of exploration in the historic East Village and Downtown Des Moines. Discover local shops, restaurants, and more with your friends, or on your own!

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.
Our Amazing Sponsors for 2021
We are grateful to all of our sponsors. They are a vital part of our local and global communities.
Thank you!

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