Passport to Prosperity

Iowa International Center (IIC) is excited to announce Passport to Prosperity Week! This year, IIC is introducing a full week of activities that celebrate our global community in Iowa. The events will feature the culture, accomplishments, and personal stories of honorees. We hope that you join us throughout the week as we celebrate our honorees and our global community in Iowa.

Celebrate Passport to Prosperity by enjoying our International Snack Box. Since we can’t gather in person to enjoy a delicious meal, we are offering a sample of international food for you to enjoy at home while watching our virtual celebration!
(available for pickup or delivery on Saturday, Sept. 26th)



  • Decorate Des Moines

    Monday, September 21st

    Cover Des Moines with signs that celebrate our diverse community. Show your pride by purchasing a “We Celebrate Our Global Community” yard sign.
    Yard Sign – $20

  • Virtual International Trivia

    Tuesday, September 22nd

    Teams and individuals are welcome to compete in a testing their knowledge of international trivia. The categories will focus on the customs, culture and countries of our 2020 honorees
    Free event @ 6pm

  • Social Media Shoutout Day

    Wednesday, September 23rd

    Follow IIC on our social media pages as we highlight individuals and organizations supporting and supported by Passport to Prosperity Honorees.
    Join us on:

  • Global Conversation: Multiplier Effect of Immigrants and Refugees

    Thursday, September 24th

    Join IIC for a free webinar that explores the impact that immigrants and refugees have in all sectors of our community.
    Register for the Webinar Here

  • Drive through Honoree Parade at the Avenue of Flags

    Friday, September 25th

    Wave at Honorees in our drive through Avenue of Flags! Since we can’t gather in person to celebrate come wave hello to show your support.

  • Virtual Passport to Prosperity Celebration

    Saturday, September 26th

    ​Join IIC as we introduce our 2020 Honorees and share their stories.
    Since we can’t gather in person to enjoy a delicious meal we are offering a sample of international food for you to enjoy at home! These International Snack Boxes can be picked up as you drive through our Avenue of Flags.
    International Snack Boxes – $50

    Our 2020 Honorees are:
    Samuel Gabriel
    Tijana Kudumovic
    Abigail Sui
    James Suong
    -Emerging Leader: Mohamed Sharif

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