Our work is possible because of the commitment of many partners. 

 

Central Iowa Works is an initiative of United Way of Central Iowa and one of 33 regional collaboratives under The National Fund for Workforce Solutions. We are currently working with the following individuals and organizations.  

Advisory Committee

  • Elisabeth Buck, President, United Way of Central Iowa
  • Katrina Carter, Assistant Deputy Director – Reentry and Programs, Iowa Department of Corrections
  • Julia Clark, Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator, Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency
  • Joe Collins, Iowa IRAP Coordinator, Iowa Department of Education
  • Angie Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community Impact Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
  • Rob Denson, President, DMACC
  • Phil Hall, Employee Relations Leader, Wells Fargo
  • Joyce McDanel, Vice President Human Resources, Unity Point
  • Renee Miller, Chief Community Impact Officer, United Way of Central Iowa
  • Ines Pecuvcic-Jasarovic, Refugee Specialist, Bureau of Refugee Services
  • Sanjita Pradhan, Program Director of Talent Development, Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Jason Shanks, Business Representative, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 33
  • Beth Skinner, Director, Iowa Department of Corrections
  • Amy Wallman Madden, Executive Director, HOPE
  • Mike Williams, Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education


Funders

  • Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
  • The National Fund for Workforce Solutions
  • United Way of Central Iowa
  • U.S. Department of Labor

Employers

Retail Pathways

  • Bankers Trust
  • Comcast Spectra
  • Community State Bank
  • Goodwill of Central Iowa
  • Hilton Downtown Des Moines
  • Hotel Development Group
  • Hy-Vee
  • Intoxalock
  • Iowa Restaurant Association
  • Kum and Go
  • Marriott Downtown Des Moines
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Prairie Meadows
  • Table 128

Financial Services

  • Bankers Trust
  • Community State Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Nationwide
  • Wells Fargo

Health Care

  • Broadlawns
  • Candeo
  • EveryStep (Formerly HCI/VNS)
  • HOPE
  • Iowa Clinic
  • Iowa Digestive Disease Center
  • Luther Park Community
  • Lutheran Services Iowa
  • Mercy
  • Signature Health Care
  • UnityPoint Health Des Moines
  • WesleyLife

Construction

  • Iowa Laborers Education and Training Fund
  • Master Builders of Iowa
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters
  • Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa

Labor Groups

  • Central Iowa Sheet Metal Workers
  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 74
  • Iowa Laborers Education and Training
  • Master Builders of Iowa
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 33

 


Government 

  • Bureau of Refugee Services
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency
  • Des Moines Public Schools
  • Iowa Department for the Blind
  • Iowa Department of Corrections
  • Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Iowa Workforce Development

Community Organizations 

  • AARP Foundation
  • Anawim Housing
  • Building Careers
  • Candeo
  • Catholic Charities
  • Central Iowa Shelter Services
  • Children and Families of Iowa
  • Easter Seals
  • EMBARC
  • Eyerly Ball
  • Evelyn K Davis Center for Working Families
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa
  • Hawthorn Hill Home Connection Program
  • Hawthorn Hill New Directions Shelter
  • Home Inc
  • Link Associates
  • Manpower
  • Oakridge Neighborhood
  • Project Iowa
  • Promise Jobs
  • Proteus Inc.
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • WeLift
  • Youth Policy Institute of Iowa 

Higher Education

  • Des Moines Area Community College Career Services
  • DMACC Workforce Training Academy
  • Purdue University
  • Mercy College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Dale Carnegie Training

To become a partner with Central Iowa Works, contact Amber Ramirez.