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- EPIC (Empowered Professionals of the Iowa City Ar
- Organized 11/10. EPIC is an Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce group that believes the Iowa City area is a dynamic, attractive place in which young professionals will take ownership in its future by engaging in the community professionally, personally and philanthropically. Membership is open to all ages but programming is geared to meet the needs and desires of mostly those in their 20’s and 30’s.
- Peace Education & Action Center of Eastern Iowa
- Sponsors speakers, discussions, and other peace-related
events, including events for youth. Provides information, resource
library, yard signs, bumperstickers, and assistance with peace-related
Purpose: Promoting international peace through education, intercultural
communication, activism, and personal choices
- (Alzheimer's) Legacy Gardens Special Memory Care
- Alzheimer's support group.
- 100 Grannies For a Livable Future
- Protesting for environmental issues, such as continued use of fossil fuels, including risking arrest through civil disobedience.
Addressing groups that are not aware of the critical nature of climate change and environmental degradation.
Writing for publication, such as op ed pieces, letters to the editor, and other articles.
Influencing governments at all levels to develop alternative energy methods, more public transportation (i.e. trains), and to take ecological steps such as banning plastic bags.
We're an issues oriented non-partisan organization.
- 24:7 exists to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom into the nations by making disciples right here at the University of Iowa.
- 4-H, Johnson County
- Youth development.
- 4C's Community Coordinated Child Care
- 4Cs provides education and training to early childhood care providers. Our training calendar is on our website. Home-based child care providers can receive advise on how to get started and consultation is provided on a wide range of child care topics. 4Cs sponsors the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) for home-based child care programs in Johnson County. We also run Home Ties Child Care Center which provides free, temporary child care to families that are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Our Crisis Child Care program operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides a maximum of 72 hours of child care for a family that is dealing with a crisis.
- A Two Z Child Care Center
- Provide university affiliated daytime care for children ages 2-6 years. Emphasis is on emotional, creative, intellectual and social development of the children. There is the minimum possible cost to parents.
- AARP of Johnson County
- Organized in 1974 in Johnson County. Provide monthly educational meetings, tax aid for elderly and handicapped, widowed persons support. 55 Alive Drivers' training; and promotion of legislation for the elderly.
- Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor
- Access 2 Independence has been working for over 30 years to increase the self-determination and integration of people with disabilities throughout the Eastern Iowa Corridor. Our Independent Living Specialists are trusted and dependable sources for guidance and referrals who will work with you to achieve your goals, and increase your independence. We help any person with a disability regardless of race, gender, class, religion, or sexual orientation, and our services are always absolutely free of charge.
- Aerohawks, Iowa City
- We are a club of approximately 80 members offering free flight instruction for club members provided they are a member of the AMA, (Academy of Model Aeronautics). Various video cassettes have been purchased by club members on the subject of radio control aero-modeling and donated to the library. During appropriate weather, members fly radio controlled model aircraft at the Aerohawk Flying Field, located adjacent to the Iowa City Solid Waste Disposal Site. The Aerohawks perform a free airshow every year on the Sunday after July 4 at the Aerohawk RC Flying Field. Call for exact date. Visitors are welcome at the field.
Consult our web site for a full range of current activities.
- AFSCME Local #12
- Organized over 60 years. Principal activities include negotiating contracts and representing employees for job protection and improving their working conditions.
- AFSCME, Local 183
- Funding decided by vote of membership on case basis. Principal activities include insuring workers rights, worker advocacy, and political action. Bargaining unit for the city of Iowa City, Johnson County SEATS, ambulance, MH/DD, and Coralville Transit and Public Works.
- Agricultural Association, Johnson County
- Organized 1948. Affiliated with Iowa Association of County Fairs. Activities includes an annual 4-H and FFA County Fair. Provides facilities for a variety of civic purposes. Vehicle storage rental over winter months at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.
- Agudas Achim-Sisterhood
- Principal activity is service in the Jewish community. Current ongoing activities: 1. Monthly Lunch Out 2. Cooking club 3. Cook Book revision 4.Warm Up America 5. Book Club 6. Volunteer Opportunities. Affiliated with Women's League for Conservative Judaism and Women f Reform Judaism. Organized in the 1950's.
- AIDS Resources and Education, Iowa Center for
- The Iowa Center for AIDS Resources and Education (ICARE) is a program of MECCA, which provides prevention, education and counseling services. ICARE offers comprehensive practical, emotional and financial support to persons living with HIV/AIDS and concerned others, in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment. Visit WWW.icareiowa.org or call 319-338-2135 to learn more.
- Organized in 1951. Affiliated with national AA. For family and friends of alcoholics, information, and support. Provides answering service.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
- Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Club
- Principal activities include the support of the active chapter on the U. of Iowa campus.Johnson County 'Nest' program and an annual fundraiser to support the Domestic Violence Intervention Program.
- Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae
- Organized 1922 and rechartered in 2002 after a brief
hiatus. Principal activities include social events, educational
sessions, and philanthropic activities to help members meet old friends, make new ones, and renew ties with Alpha Xi Delta
- Altrusa International Club of Iowa City, Dist. 7
- Altrusa Club of Iowa City provides community services, develops leadership, fosters international understanding and encourages fellowship by an international network of executives and professionals in diversified career classifications. This group supports the Johanna Beers Higher Education Scholarship, the Iowa City Public Library Foundation and gives grants to community. Altrusa increases community awareness through their annual Pie Contest, Make A Difference Day, and other projects.
- Alumni Association, City High
- Newsletters to all alumni of City High. To promote communication among alumni, faculty and students and support for City High. Programs to aid faculty.
- Alumni Association, University of Iowa
- Provides programs, services and communications to alumni and friends of the University of Iowa to promote and advance the institution. The IOWA ALUMNI MAGAZINE is the official magazine publication and is sent to all members of the Alumni Association. Full board meets Fall-Thursday and Friday of Homecoming Week, Spring-First Friday and Saturday in June.
- Amana Heritage Society
- Preservation of historical artifacts. Research of Amana's historical, cultural and religious heritage. Operation of Amana Heritage Museum, Communal Kitchen and Coopershop Museum, Communal Agriculture Museum, Amana Community Church, The Homestead Store Museum, and the High Amana General Store. The Amana Heritage Museum also has a bookstore with titles on Amana history, religious and communal history, Iowa history and German heritage. A library and archives in the Amana Heritage Museum is available by appointment for research on Amana and related topics, and genealogical research.
- American Legion Post #17
- Support active duty troops and their family members while on active duty. Support Veteran recognition programs and benefits due them. Provide flags and patriotism and Americanism books for local schools. Organized 1935. Hold regular Charity Fundraisers for any 501c3 Organization in the form of Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments. have Texas Holdem every Tuesday & Thursday & Karaoke every Friday. The women's auxiliary meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for more information.
- American Legion, Walter Johnson Post 721
- Activities include helping all veterans and their families and fighting for the rights of all veterans. Funding for veterans in need, Boys and Girls State and many more. Services include parades, putting flags out at cemetaries and honor guard for any military funeral, high school football and sports events. State Oratorical contest for students 9th through 12th grade.
- American Legion-Oxford, Frank Vercherka Post 537
- Organized in 1919. Includes Women's Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion. Support of veterans, active military and their families, and the local community. Military honors for funerals. Memorial Day parade and services at six cemeteries, 4th of July parade and free luncheon. Children and youth activities, programs and scholarships.
- Amnesty International USA, U. of Iowa
- We write letters to heads of state, military entities etc. about human rights violations that have been reported. Hold informational meetings, show videos, have guest speakers on human rights to call attention in the community to these issues. Work to end torture, the death penalty, disappearances and to free political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.
- Amputeee Support Group
- Support group for person's with limb loss and their families. Meets monthly with speakers on topics of interest to amputees.
- Antique Auto Club of America, Iowa Valley Region
- The club is for any one interested in the history and preservation of the automobile. You need not own an antique auto to be a member. We are a region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.
Possible contact for providing vehicles for special occasions (displays, etc.). Please call for definite location as summer months picnics and pot lucks are held at members homes.
- Apartment Association, Greater Iowa City Area
- Educational and informational organization.
- Arc of Southeast Iowa
- The Arc of Southeast Iowa serves children and adults with disabilities and their families providing services such as: Individual and Group Respite Care; Supported Community Living; Supported Employment; Consumer Directed Attendant Care; Intermittent Medical Monitoring and Treatment; advocacy and information and referral. The Arc of Southeast Iowa offers the following programs: Parent Connection, a support group for parents with children birth to five with a disability; Hispanic Family Fellowship for parents who have a child with a disability (bi-lingual services provided); Sibship, a support group for brothers and sisters who have a sibling with a disability; Children at Home, a program that offers families direct monetary support to aid them in expenses related to having a child with a disability living in their home; Two Summer Camps for children: The Little Tykes Summer Camp, a collaboration between Iowa City Parks and Recreation and The Arc of Southeast Iowa which offers children ages 5-11 with disabilities involvement in recreational activities with their peers during the summer months and the Adolescent/Teen Camp, a collaboration between the Iowa City Community School District and the Arc of Southeast Iowa serving children ages 11-18. The Arc of Southeast Iowa has been serving Iowa City/Johnson County and the surrounding area since 1957.
- Arthritis/Fibromyalgia Support Group and Self-Help
- Affiliated with the Arthritis Foundation of Eastern Iowa. Provide support, guest speakers. Open to anyone with arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic pain diseases and their family.
- Asperger/PDD Family Group, Iowa City
- Meet for lunch to share experiences and advice re: children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger's Syndrome, PDD. Occasionally have special meetings/events on weekends that include whole families.
- Astronomy Club, Iowa City
- Athens History Circle
- Founded 1897. Nature of group is books and literary subjects. They give money for the Kate Wickham Scholarship Fund and donate books each year to the Iowa City and Coralville libraries.
- Athletic Booster Club, Iowa City
- Our purpose for the organization is to help Iowa City Junior High and High School Athletics. All of the money raised goes back to the High School and Junior High Athletics Departments.
- Athletic Club, University
- Private club for members only.
- Athletics, Public School
- Affiliated with IHSADA and NIAAA. Arranges 1800 athletic events per year for boys and girls from grades 7 through 12.
- Babe Ruth League, Iowa City
- This group was organized in 1954, affiliated with state
and national organization. Provides summer and fall baseball for youth aged 13-18.
- Backyard Abundance
- Backyard Abundance is a nonprofit that helps build vibrant communities by creating beautiful, resilient landscapes that provide healthy food and habitat.
- Ballroom/Social Dance Club
- Organized 2003. Offers two monthly opportunities for Ballroom/Social dancing at Eagles Lodge and Old Brick. Call for details.
- Bar Association, Johnson County
- Professional association for attorneys practicing in Johnson County, offering educational support to its members and offering the community education on its legal rights and advice on obtaining legal services. Has a committee structure which includes a fee arbitration committee.
- Barbershop Chorus, Old Capitol
- Principal activities include singing for local group as
a chorus or a quartet. Local chapter of the Society for Preservation and
Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America - Not-For-Profit.
- Baseball, Boys, Iowa City
- This group was organized in 1958. Principal activities: teaching baseball and sportsmanship.
Adding batting cages in 2012
- Beekeepers, East Central Iowa
- Affiliated with the Iowa Beekeepers Association.
- Best Buddies, City High
- Social group with one on one activites. We pair students with intellectual disabilites with their non-disabled peers and those buddy pairs do a myriad of activities together, both at school and in the community.
We have a student President and a Buddy Director. We provide one group activity per month and some examples of those include dances, parties and outdoor events like the U of I high ropes course. Our chapter also does one or two group service learning projects each year.
- Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Alpha
- Support of State Project (Ronald MacDonald House for 5 years), Cancer Research, International Endowment Fund, Iowa City care Center, Crisis Center. Assist with facility of equipment for schools. Domestic Abuse, Habitat for Humanity, Arthritis Foundation, Lupus Foundation, and Scleroderma Foundation.
- Beta Sigma Phi, Zeta Pi Chapter
- We are a small local chapter of a larger non-collegiate
sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, that provides a social, cultural & service outlet
for our members. Organized 1960's.
- Bibliophiles, Iowa
- Organized 2002.
- Bicyclists of Iowa City, Inc.
- Organized 1976. Associated with the Bicycle Federation, Adventure cycling,and the League of American Bicyclists. Activities include year-round organized bike rides, annual Century ride, bicycle education, bicycle rights legislation, and environmental concerns relating to bicycling in and around Johnson County, RAGBRAI. Board meetings at 7 PM at various locations, currently at ICPL. Newsletter with ride and meeting info can be found at local bike shops and on website. General meetings are in Feb and Oct, the 4th Wed; in April, the 4th Tues; In July the Tues. before the beginning of RAGBRAI. are in
February, and October - 4th Wednesday April, - 4th Tuesday, July - Tuesday before the beginning of RAGBRAI Board meetings are usually the third Tuesday of each month
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County
- Big Brothers Big Sisters was founded in 1975 to provide positive adult
companionship for children. There are three options for volunteers; all
involve mentoring children. One option is the Community Based Program in
which a volunteer makes a one year time commitment, spending some time
each week or some time every other week with a child. Another option is
School Buddies. In this program a volunteers sees a child at school,
same day, same time each week for about an hour. The third option is the
Academic Mentoring Program. This program is similar to the School
Buddies program except that it has a stronger academic component. All
matches, either community based or school based are supported by
professional staff. No fee is charged to clients or volunteers.
Volunteers report the following results for children matched at least
six months, improvement in self confidence, improved attitude in school,
improved relationships with family.
- Bike Library
- The Bike Library is donation-based and volunteer-run. We
provide good, used bicycles to anyone who wants one. Patrons place a
deposit on a bike to use for six months. If the patron returns the bike within the six months, the deposit is refunded minus damages. If the patron wants to keep the bike, the Bike Library keeps the deposit after
the six months. No more needs to be done.
Best way to contact us is to stop by during retail hours, 10-1 on Saturdays. Donations can also be dropped off on Repair nights (6-8 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays), and Salvage night (7-9 pm Wednesdays).
- Bird Club, Iowa City
- ICBC holds field trips to area woodlands, marshes and other natural areas to view birds. Birdwatchers of all skill levels are welcome. Regular meetings feature interesting programs about birds and other natural history topics. Special events include the Christmas Bird Count (mid-Dec.), fall Hawk Watch (Sept.), Spring Migration Count (mid-May), and the Butterfly Count (mid-July). ICBC publishes Eastern Iowa Birdwatch, a newsletter, 3 times a year. Dues are $15 annually. Affiliated with Iowa Ornithologists' Union.
- Birthright Of Iowa City
- Emergency pregnancy service offering friendship, confidential support, and free pregnancy tests. They are staffed with volunteers who have a love and concern for women who are dealing with unplanned pregnancies. Office located east of Mailboxes, Etc (corner of Burlington and Linn Streets). Enter the large brick building from the long sidewalk, to the rear near the parking area. Enter LAST door, downstairs and past the lobby.
- Blind, National Federation of, Old Capitol Chpt
- The NFB is a consumer group that works for the behalf of the betterment for all blind people. We are the blind working for the blind.
- Bluffwood Neighborhood Assoc.
- Bowling Association Iowa City
- Principal activities: bowling.
- Boy Scouts of America/Hawkeye Area Council
- Organized since 1910. Associated with World Scouting and Boy Scouts of America. Activities include camping, physical fitness, career study, character development, service projects, and citizenship training. In Johnson County there are over 2,000 youth members and 500 adult leaders.
- Breast Cancer, Continuing After
- 40-60 minute program, support group meeting follows. Mercy Medical Plaza is located at 540 E.. Jefferson St. Groups purpose is support and health education for women who have breast cancer. Established in 1991 by women who had experienced breast cancer. 1-800-358-2767. Website lists programs
- Breastfeeding And More
- Weekly group for breastfeeding families. Expecting parents are also welcome. No fee. Group meets Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m., McAuley room, Mercy Medical Plaza 1. Call Mercy On Call for specific dates.
- Breath of Fresh Air Support Group
- Provides educational presentations, mutual problem solving, emotional and social support. Also provides breathing retraining and coping skills for living with breathing problems
Meetings held in Mercy Medical Plaza-Scanlon Room, 540 East Jefferson St. 52245. Does not meet Jan., Feb., July, or Sept. 2 PM meeting time in spring and fall; 7 PM other months. Call to confirm.
- Bridge, Iowa City, Duplicate
- Group's function is to offer social, recreational, and competitive duplicate bridge in Iowa City. Newcomers and visitors welcome. Each game holds at least one charity event each year. For information on social bridge in Iowa City contact Flora Downing, 3231 Lake Forest Ave., Iowa City IA 351-6928 email@example.com. For information on Iowa City bridge teachers contact Bob Otto, PO Box 2298, Iowa City IA 52244-2298 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business Club, Iowa City
- The Iowa City Business Club is primarily a networking and business referral group. ICBC members strive to constantly think about ways that we can assist one another's businesses.
- Cafe Scientifique
- Café Scientifique of Iowa City, IA is a monthly meeting Where anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science, mathematics, medicine and technology. Scientists from the UI and other institutions explain the latest developments in their cutting-edge research. The Café Scientifique of Iowa City is sponsored in part by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, the Society of Physics Students, the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers.
- Camera Club, Iowa City
- To offer information in the art and science of photography, to stimulate creativity and experimentation, to increase the knowledge and practice of photography, to increase our knowledge and ability in photography. There are monthly inter-club contests in digital images, prints, and slides. At meetings, there are different programs on various how-to information on photography. There are 20-25 members.
- Cancer Information Service
- Provide information and resources to anyone with questions about cancer.
We also facilitate support groups. All services are free. Organized 1986.
- Cardiac Support Group, Mercy Hospital
- Organized Jan. 1985. This group provides monthly education and support meetings; a heart-healthy luncheon is also available for $5 (payable at door). All meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 11:30 in the McAuley room, Mercy Medical Plaza 1. A presentation follows at 12 noon. Reservations are requested no later than the Friday prior to each meeting. Call Mercy On Call, 358-2767 or 1-800-358-2767.
No meeting in the months of January, June, July or August.
- Caregiver Support Group
- Organized early 2003. Educational opportunities/experts in care for individuals with Alzheimer's/Dementia. Support of caregivers
- Carpenters Local Union #1260
- Organized in 1902. Affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Principal activity: attempting to secure decent and reasonable wages and working conditions for all carpenters.
- Chabad Lubavitch of Iowa City
- Organized 2002, locally. Weekly Sabbat services. Friday night
and Saturday Shabbat meals. Activities for children. Weekly Torah class.
Hospital and prison visits. Kosher foods. Student activities
- Chamber of Commerce, Iowa City Area
- The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce actively fosters a better business environment through advocacy, connections and education.
- Chamber Singers of Iowa City
- Chamber Singers of Iowa City, organized in 1970, is a community-based group of amateur and professional musicians selected annually by audition. Members pay annual dues and perform 3 concerts each season. The concerts feature the best in classical music by composers from the Renaissance Era to modern times and are most often accompanied by full orchestra or chamber orchestra. Auditions are required. Please call 319-535-0150 for further information or to schedule an audition.
- Children of Promise Mentoring Program
- Children of Promise One-on-One in Johnson County is a mentoring program for youth 12-17 who have a parent in the penal system. We match our kids with caring adults who serve as role models and friends. We are a part of Community Correction s Improvement Association and work to stop generational incarceration.
- Chinese School of Iowa City
- Activities include learning Chinese and practicing programs relating to Chinese culture. School has two locations: North Liberty Chinese Church, 570 Madison Ave, and a classroom at 450 Hawkeye Drive.
- Chinese School of Iowa City (traditional character
- We are a community organization founded in the 1960s by parents from Taiwan.
Our school teaches the Chinese (Mandarin) language using traditional Chinese characters and (BoPoMoFo). We take pride in our cultural traditions and foster a learning environment where children develop a life-long interest in their cultural identities through language acquisition, cultural exploration, and community engagement.
If you are interested in learning Chinese or are an adult who is interested in teaching Chinese at our school, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
- Chorus, Old Capitol
- Organized 1963. Sings barbershop music.
- Christian Women's Club, Iowa City Area
- Organized mid-1960's. Interdenominational. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Monthly luncheons (2nd Wednesday) feature a local speaker and an inspirational keynote speaker. Promote local/area businesses as well as individual interests. Prayer Connections: 9:30 am, first Wednesday of the month in private homes. Stonecroft Bible Studies: Led by approved guides in private homes.
- Church Women United, Johnson County
- Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive,
international Christian Women's movement, recognized as an official NGO by
the United Nations. CWU celebrates unity in diversity and works for a world
of peace & justice. It's Quadrennial (2008-2012) Priorities are 4-fold:
working to promote Peace, Economic Justice, better Health Care & Care for
the Environment. The Johnson County unit currently represents 25 churches,
& cooperates with the Inter-Faith Religious Council of Iowa City.
4 Ecumenical Celebrations per year:
(March)-World Day of Prayer, (May)-May Friendship Day, (Sept)-Human Rights
Celebration, & (Nov)-World Community Day, all open to the public.
- City Circle Acting Company of Coralville
- Primary purpose is production of dramatic, musical and performing arts pieces of the best possible quality for the enjoyment of
the public. Members design and execute the theatre productions.
Community educational outreach programs are emphasized.
- City of Literature
- City of Literature USA celebrates and supports literary activities on a local, regional, national and international level, connecting readers and writers through the power of story. We host 4 annual events including The Iowa City Book Festival, Paul Engle Day, One Book Two Book: A Celebration of Children's Literature in the City of Literature and World Book and Copyright Day.
- CIVIC--see International Visitors, Council for
- Civil Liberties Union, Iowa, Hawkeye Area Chapter
- Activities include information, support, speakers and legal referral for people to maintain their constitutional rights. Occasionally sponsors public fora/debates
- Classy Chassy Cruisers
- The Classy Chassy Cruisers is a Not-For-Profit and was founded in 2001 to encourage camaraderie among car enthusiasts who believe in the preservation,
restoration and enjoyment of classic automobiles of all years, makes and
models - new and old and in-between. We started as a small group of
interested persons and continuously recruit new members and sponsors who
share our interest in enjoying classic cars and trucks. CCC coordinate six
cruise-in shows the last Friday nights of the months beginning in April thru
September at the Coralridge Mall, Coralville and the Houby Days Car Show, Cedar Rapids in May. Each year CCC members select a charity to donate to. Funds
received are used to cover the cost of operation, the cost of printing and
mailing the monthly newsletter, to supply items for the various scheduled
activities, and to pay for the extra things that make our adventures more
- Clean Air for Everyone Johnson County
- CAFE Johnson County is a coalition of parents, health professionals and health organizations dedicated to reducing tobacco-related death and disease. The coalition has four goal areas - youth prevention, help for tobacco users who want to quit, secondhand smoke education, and eliminating disparities of tobacco use. The coalition sponsors public forums, promotes smoke free environments and provides training for youth and adult tobacco control advocates. Tax deductible donations can be made to the coalition. For more information visit our website.
- Club West
- Strengthens and promotes athletic programs in all west side schools. Sponsors elementary/junior high nights basketball program for grades 5 & 6. Informational brochure available. Organized in February, 1987.
- Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Johnson Count
- We organize responses to needs of victims; support community actions which hold abusers accountable and work to educate the community about domestic violence. We provide twice a year training for people working in systems which serve victims of domestic violence and their children.
- Coalition for Racial Justice
- Joining together to promote racial justice through action, education and empowerment.
• Exposing the systemic racism present in our local institutions to enact change in current policies and practices towards equity.
• Bringing community voices front and center to impact local issues affecting our lives.
• Increasing the ability of community leaders – white and people of color – to identify racism and intervene effectively on individual and systemic levels.
• Mobilizing concerned members of the community to impact real-time racial incidents as they occur in our community.
• Building authentic multiracial community through a commitment to mutual care and respect.
- Coffeehouse Club
- Activities include a variety of recreational activities, i.e. bowling, games, trips, swimming, picnics, etc. This club is designed to help adults with emotional disabilities work towards independent and constructive usage of their leisure time.
- COGS UE Local 896
- Labor union organizing graduate student employees at UI. Affiliated with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. Activities: organizing graduate student employees at the University of Iowa for fair wages and improved working conditions. Information and assistance to graduate employees of all types relating to their employment.
- Cohousing, Iowa City
- Interested in starting a cohousing community that focuses on sustainable living.
- Coin Club, Old Capitol
- Organized since 1978. Coin shows, educational presentations, auctions, bid boards, numismatic evaluations, annual coin auction, etc
- College green Neighborhood Association
- Comics Creators Club, Iowa City
- Bringing together Iowa City area comic artists and writers to draw, write, and discuss the comics medium. We also meet to prepare social events such as the 24 Hour Comics Day, and activities geared towards educating the public about the comics medium and how they too may join in the fun!
- Comics Creators Club, Iowa City
- Bringing together Iowa City area comic artists and writers to draw, write, and discuss the comics medium. We also meet to prepare social events such as the 24 Hour Comics Day, and activities geared towards educating the public about the comics medium and how they too may join in the fun!
- Community Band, Iowa City
- Music performance. Summer concerts and holiday concert.
- Community Pastoral Counseling Service
- Organized since 1972. Principal activity is to make the services of qualified pastoral counselors available to individuals and families. Sliding fee scale. 337-2519
- Community Theatre, Iowa City
- Activities include performing 5 plays per year, plus other activities to be announced. President for 2011-12 is Jill VanDorpe. Board secretary is Roxy Running. Treasurer is David Roe.
- Compeer of Johnson County
- The mission of Compeer of Johnson County is to reduce the loneliness and isolation of adults receiving mental health treatment by developing structured friendships with community volunteers.
- Confucius Institute at The University of Iowa
- The Confucius Institute offers Iowans courses in Chinese language and culture. Community classes at the beginning and advanced levels are held in Iowa City. Family classes and for-credit University of Iowa classes are also offered in Iowa City.
- Connections is an organization of individuals and families that comes together to form, build and sustain queer community in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area. We periodically hold free monthly forums including the "Big Gay Expo" each fall at the hotelVetro (across from the I.C. Public Library). We also sponsor a number of small interest/activity groups such as Spiritual Seekers and the Rainbow Reading Group. Formed 2004.
- Connor Center--See Access 2 Independence
- Convention & Visitors Bureau, Iowa City/Coralville
- The Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB advances the economic vitality and quality of life
for residents and visitors as Iowa’s premier destination.
Funding is for loans and grants.
Meetings held 3rd Thurs. of the month at 4:00 PM at the main office.
Meetings for various business and cultural entities held regularly.
- Cosgrove Institute
- The school building was purchased in 1991 by a group
of Cosgrove area citizens, and The Cosgrove Institute was organized
in 1992. First the building was repaired and restored using funds
from renting out the classrooms as studios. Sports teams rent the Gym
for practice, and the Gym and the associated kitchen are used for
wedding receptions, family reunions. The Kitchen and the library can
be rented for smaller groups. The Cosgrove institute also runs an
annual Pheasant hunt to raise additional
funds for scholarships, and for an occasional disabled neighbor.
- Country Club Estates Homeowners Assn.
- Maintain Country Club Estates.
- Country Club Estates Neighborhood Association
- Country Dancers, Iowa City
- We host a dance very Thursday night starting at 7:00 at the Eagles Club in Iowa City. Country line and couples dancing. We dance for fun at various fairs, parades, nursing homes and events in the area. We have also taught Girl scout troops, college groups and occasionally host workshops. We also volunteer and raise money for the Jerry Lewis telethon and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. You can find us on Facebook at IC Country Dancers.
- Craft Guild of Iowa City
- Blog at craftguildic.blogspot.com
Principal activities include instruction, opportunities for mentoring, technique development and introduction to new materials. Classes are offered in spinning, weaving and ceramics. Monthly meetings reinforce techniques and share craft. Equipment and activity space available.
Meetings at guild house:
Beading: Mondays, 10:00 AM
Ceramics: 3rd Monday, 7:00 PM
Spinners: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Weavers: 4th Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Ply-Split Braiding: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Knitters: 1st Wednesday, 1-3 PM(Day), (Evening) 3rd Thursday, 7 PM
Quilters: 4th Thursday, 9:30-12:00 AM
Day Crafters: 2nd Thursday, 9:30-12:00 AM
Enamel/Glass Arts: Thursdays AM
- Creative Anachronism, Society for,
- The Shire of Shadowdale is located in the Iowa City Area. The SCA is a non-profit educational group interested in re-creating the Middle Ages (600 AD to 1600 AD). Activities include cooking arts, sciences, chivalry, heraldry, culture, combat, archery, costuming, historical research, etc. Demonstrations and presentations on the subject of the Middle Ages can be arranged for interested groups or schools. Note: We welcome new members from the community at large.
- Creekside Neighborhood Association
- Crisis Center, Johnson County
- We are your first call in Johnson County. Crisis intervention services include phone-based counseling from the 24-Hour Crisis Line, 319-351-0140, available 365 days a year; online emotional support from Crisis Chat, available via our website, www.jccrisiscenter.org; walk-in counseling available from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM at 1121 Gilbert Court in Iowa City; and the Suicide Survivor's Support Group, for those who have lost someone to suicide, which meets the first Thursday of each month. Suicide awareness programs, suicide prevention training, and general interests programs are available for individuals, groups and businesses. The Crisis Center Food Bank provides weekly supplemental food bags and other household services. Our Emergency Assistance program provides limited financial help to avoid eviction or loss of utilities (please visit our website for complete details). Disaster recovery and relief services are available when natural disasters affect the community. We also offer excellent volunteer opportunities with extensive skills training.
- Crop Walk, Johnson County
- The 2012 Johnson County CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012, beginning at 1:30 PM from the Iowa City Recreation Center rear parking lot.
Affiliated with Church World Service/CROP. Money is raised through the Annual Crop Walks to help alleviate hunger in
Johnson County and worldwide. CROP has educational materials concerning hunger issues. 25% of the money raised goes to Crisis Center. Crop Walk will be April 10, 2011 same time as last year.
Total raised last year $28,957.45. 25% went to JC Crisis Center $7,233.11.
- Cultural Corridor Alliance, Iowa
- Formed 2005. The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) is an alliance of over 150 cultural organizations in the Eastern Iowa Corridor. The mission of the ICCA is to promote the varied cultural activities of its partner organizations and to nurture a sustainable cultural community. This is done through advocacy-focused events, educational programming, arts and culture awareness, cultural tourism, and building strong relationships throughout the community.
- Dairy Herd Improvement Assoc., Johnson County
- Purpose is to keep records for dairy farmers thus helping them in managing their dairy herd.
- Daughters of the Am. Revolution, N. Fellows Chapt.
- The Iowa Society DAR was organized in 1891. Current membership exceeds 2300 women We are a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Join us and help strengthen America for future generations
- Daughters of the American Colonists P. Alden Chapt
- Organized 1946. The object of this Society shall be
Patriotic, Historical, and Educational; to make research as to the
history and deeds of the American Colonist and to record and publish
same; to commemorate deeds of colonial interests; to inculcate and
foster love of America its Flag--the emblem of its power and civic
- Daughters of the American Revolution, Pilgrim Ch.
- Chartered in 1898 with the objectives: Historic Preservation; Promotion of Education; and Patriotic Endeavor. We have essay and art contests for K-12 students and national scholarships for college students. We honor Army and Air Force ROTC members. We award medals for outstanding people in the areas of Historic Preservation, History Teachers, Conservation, Americanism, Community Service and Service to Veteran Patients. Meeting topics vary, but include honoring POW/MIA veterans, honoring veterans on Veterans' Day, lineage workshops, visits to historic places and a luncheon to honor our award recipients. For membership, must prove lineage to an American patriot who fought in the American Revolution. Yearly dues $40.
- Democratic Party, Johnson County
- Support of Democratic candidates, registration, education. Provides speakers and information on issues. Business phone: 337-VOTE.
- Dental Assistants Association, Iowa City
- Educational meetings and placement service for dental assistants race. Formerly called Striders. Organized 1865. $15.00 for ADAA members and 45.00 for non-members, beginning fall of 2008.
- Dental Society, Johnson County
- Purpose concerns maintenance of oral health for the community and continuing education for area dentists.
- Dental Spouses, Johnson County
- Activities include social events designed to help keep the various dentists and wives of the town and university in contact with one another. Raise money for dental scholarships, free dental clinic, and speakers for three of our four meetings this year. All dental spouses welcome. Programs are variable.
- Diabetes Education Support Group, Mercy
- Organized 1997.
ALL MEETINGS ARE NOW HELD AT THE MERCY MEDICAL PLAZA BUILDING. (across the street from the hospital)
540 E. Jefferson Street. LOWER LEVEL IN THE SCANLON ROOM.
You can also list the website MercyIC.org. go to patient and visitors information, and under support groups
it will give next meeting ,speaker and topic
- Disabilities, Persons with, Coalition for
- Meet with city officials, protest discrimination toward persons with disabilities. Make life more accessible to all.
- Disc Golf League, Iowa City
- Disc golf course maintenance
at Turkey Creek and Sugar Bottom Recreation Areas as well as at the
Peninsula Park. Some weekly rounds of disc golf as members are available.
- Dog Obedience Club, Iowa City
- Activities include training and showing obedience dogs, agility dogs, and tracking dogs and education.. Demonstrations to the public include hospitals, nursing homes, schools, or civic group meetings. Home obedience for beginners and puppy training classes, also advanced training for competition obedience, agility and tracking. For AKC registered dogs and mixed breeds.
- Dog Park Action Committee, Johnson County
- Organized 11/02. Works and advocates for the creation and maintenance of off-leash recreation areas in Johnson County.
- Doll Club, Old Capitol
- Organized 1979. Affiliated with United Federated Doll Club. Provide speakers on dolls and related topics.
- Domestic Violence Intervention Program
- The Domestic Violence Intervention Program provides a 24 hour crisis line and shelter house for women and their children who are
experiencing family violence, as well as counseling, referrals and community education on domestic violence. Offers support groups for battered and formerly battered women. Call 351-1043 for support group
- Downtown Association - see Downtown Disctrict, Iow
- The Downtown Association disbanded in January 2012 and became the Iowa City Downtown District
- Downtown District, Iowa City
- To provide leadership and undertake programs to promote and sustain downtown as a unique and economically viable business, entertainment, social and cultural center
- Dreamwell Theatre Company
- Dreamwell Theatre is an award-winning non-profit volunteer theatre company dedicated to creating challenging, innovative and
inclusive theatrical experiences. With each production, we reaffirm our identity as a “theatre of exploration.”
- Ducks Unlimited
- Affiliated with Iowa and national Ducks Unlimited. Provide funding for wetland wildlife conservation in DU's designated priority locations. Provide information and films. Annual membership banquet to provide funds for waterfowl conservation held in November
- Eagles 695, Fraternal Order of
- Organized 1904. Associated with Grand Aerie F.O.E.
- Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #695
- Organized over 50 years. Principal activities are assisting men's group and service projects. People helping people.
- Early Keyboard Society, Iowa City
- Organized in June, 1985 for the purpose of fostering interest in the harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano families of musical instruments, and the rich heritage represented in the music written for them. In cooperation with the UI school of Music,sponsors a concert series featuring these important historical instruments, as well as workshops and master classes. The concerts are free and open to the public. Member meetings feature performances, discussions, and programs of interest to members. The newsletter contains a calendar of early music events in the area, as well as articles and reviews. New members are welcome. The ICEKS sponsors a series of free concerts each year of music of the Renaissance to classical period, played on harpsichord and fortepiano
- Eastern Star, Order of, Jessamine Chapter
- The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women belong. Masonic relationship is a membership requirement. Membership provides an opportunity to help others through volunteer service in the community. The Order is dedicated to faith, hope, and charity, love and promotion of good will to humankind.
- Ecumenical Women's Bible Study
- Education Association, Iowa City
- Activities include representing the interests of students,
educators and public education in the community. Executive board meets
first Tuesday of the month. Representative meetings monthly during the
school year. Meetings are held Sept.-May. June, July and August, meeting
vary. Cedar Rapids phone; 800-398-6305 or 319 366-3544.
- Eels, Iowa City Swim Club
- Established in 1969 the Iowa City Eelsis a USA swimming & US Masters Swimming affiliated club team. Offers participants instruction in all aspects of competitive swimming with a well-trained and experienced staff. Call or email for practice times or more details.
- Elder Services, Inc
- Organized in 1980. Provides home delivered meals, congregate meals, in-home services, respite, small housing repair, information and assistance with services, and coordination of inter-agency services thru case management in Johnson County. Also coordinates Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in Johnson, Iowa, Muscatine, and Des Moines counties. Provides coordination of services for older adults in
Johnson, Iowa, and Cedar counties who are at-risk of being abused or neglected.
- Elderly Consortium, Johnson County
- Share info about community services and programs for the elderly. Educate the community about the health and social needs of the elderly. Increase awareness of the availability of community services for the elderly. Create a non-solicitous forum in which professionals in the elder/aging services industry can network and foster professional growth.
Call for monthly newsletter
- Elks Lodge #590, Iowa City
- Organized 108 years. Major projects include scholarships, summer camp for youth, Veteran's Hospital, Hospice of Johnson County. Have a 9-hole golf course and swimming pool for members.
- Emergency Housing Project--see Shelter House
- Emma Goldman Clinic
- Has a Speaker's Bureau: presentations on a variety of health subjects related to sexual and reproductive health, politics, and feminism. Clinic provides wide range of contraceptive, preventative health care, and pregnancy-related services, including physical exams, as well as first and second trimester abortion services. Provides funds to some social causes. The clinic also offers services that include massage therapy, and services for males, such as sports and employment physicals, routine exams, education and advocacy. Over the counter reproductive health care supplies available on site.
- Englert Civic Theatre, Inc.
- The historic Englert Theater has been restored and now serves as a live performance venue. Consult website for performance schedule and other information.
- English Country Dancers of Iowa City
- 3rd Saturday of every month, 7:00 pm. English Country Dance to live period music. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. All dances taught and called. We do the same dances that are in the Jane Austen movies.
- Environmental Advocates, Inc.
- Organized in 1987 to develop a community recycling program in Iowa City/Johnson County. Since then EA has been involved in a variety of issues related to environmental quality as identified by local residents. Recent topics have included use of locally produced foods, preservation of wetlands, "green" energy, alternative transportation, providing candidate forums to make sure environmental issues are addressed and support of the Iowa City Bike Library and the Iowa River Friends program. The public is welcome at all meetings. A small grants program, under $500, is active. See details at www.environmental-advocates.org/grants.html
- Epilepsy Foundation
- Epilepsy Support Group. To provide education and support to adults, families and caregivers affected by epilepsy.
- Evert Connor Center--See Access 2 Independence
- FAIR! is a progressive voice on local issues of importance to Johnson County residents. We work to build a sustainable, livable, and humane
community. We value fairness, justice, equity, and open government. FAIR! seeks to mobilize the community through education, public policy debate, and
local electoral politics by focusing on issues such as:
Equitable use of tax increment financing (TIF)
A living wage
Expanded public transit.
Steering committee meets second Mon. of month and are open to the
public; full membership meetings are annually
- Family-to-Family Partnership Program
- The Family-to-Family Partnership Program (F2F) is a program of AmeriCorps Each One Reach One through the Consultation of Religious Communities (CRC). It is a non-faith based peer-to-peer mentoring program that partners established families (Support Families) with low-income families new to the Iowa City area (Partner Families). Partner Families need guidance in connecting with friends and neighbors, creating family stability, and finding a sense of belonging in the community.
F2F also offers one-time assistance in the form of transportation to appointments, child care, etc.
- Farm Bureau, Johnson County
- Largest general farm organization in the county, state and U.S. Goals are to increase net farm income for all farmers , to enhance the quality of life for farmers, and to promote agriculture. Annual scholarships and support to local ag-oriented groups.
- Fencing Center, Iowa City
- Offers group classes and individual fencing lessons, demonstrations of fencing, tournaments and open practice. Birthday parties and group events.
- Figure Skating Club, Eastern Iowa
- Organized 1998. Affiliated with United States Figure Skating Assn. Promotes figure skating. Provides information, support, and training. Holds clinics, shows, exhibitions and specialized training
- Fine Arts Council
- Organized in 1970. Principal activities: Thieves Markets,
student art exhibitions, student grants, and Riverbank Art Fair. Funding:
- Fire Fighters Local 610, Iowa City, Internatl.
- Organized since 1927. Principally concerned with fire fighters' welfare.
- First Book, Johnson County
- Dedicated to helping children than need our help the most by providing the opportunity to read and own their first new books.
- Fly Fishers, Iowa City
- Organized 1998. Fly fishing, fly tying, fly rod building.
- Folk Dance Club, U of I
- Participant dancing, mostly line dances. Beginners Welcome; No partner necessary
- Food Pantry, Coralville Ecumenical
- The Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry (CEFP) provides food to Coralville Families in need of assistance. Individuals requesting assistance must present documentation of a Coralville address. Hours of operations are Tuesday, 2 - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm. Location: 203 1st St, Coralville, IA 52241 (entrance off 1st Street, at New Life Community Church Youth and Community Center). Telephone: 319 337 3663.
- Foreign Relations Council, Iowa City
- Organized since 1982. Principal activities: Monthly luncheons with speaker on international affairs. $8.00 Members, $9.00 guests.
- Four Oaks, Iowa City
- Karen Werner, Program Manager
to stay in the home through out the course of a child abuse assessment.
Change Phase (SCT) description to: community based treatment with a
delinquency/conduct disorder specific component as an alternative to out
of home placement for adjudicated delinquent youth.
YES- (Youth Emergency Shelter)- Provides emergency and short-term
residential care and counseling to runaway and homeless children
ES- (Emergency Services)- support services for families to prevent
placement in shelter
Aftercare- Provides education, guidance, and financial support to youth
aging out of the foster care system.
Adoption and Family Foster Care Program- Serves children and their
families, while children are temporarily placed in family foster care as
well as licensing, training, and supporting foster parents/adoptive
STEP- (Strategies Toward Effective Performance Classroom)-provides
specific intervention services to middle and high school age children
who have been suspended from school for an infraction.
Funding- we can help families secure funding through various sources.
- Our goal is to reduce waste by providing an alternative to sending unneeded, but still usable items to the landfill. The network connects individuals looking to get rid of items with individuals or charities that could benefit from these goods.
Freecycle is the place to find a home for your unwanted (but still usable!) furniture, clothing, building materials, computers, and all those other things that clutter our basements and garages. The ** main
** rule is that all items must be FREE and that items posted are legal
and appropriate for all ages
- Frettists, Iowa City
- Music ensemble featuring fretted instruments.
- Friends of Animal Center Foundation
- Friends of Bill's Coffeeshop
- Celebrating the life and legacy of Bill Sackter through Wild Bill's Coffeeshop in North Hall on the university campus and Uptown Bill's in Iowa City.
-Employment and community building with persons with disabilities.
- Friends of Hickory Hill Park
- Friends of Hickory Hill Park is a local non-profit group which supports this unique natural parkland through the Adopt-A-Park
program with the IC Parks & Recreation Department. Fund raising: FHHP prints & sells a calendar each year and calls for photos in August for the new edition. We sponsor 2 plant sales each year...spring & fall.
Plant sales total over $5,000 in 4 years. Volunteers are needed to help with both projects. LEAF: The Land Enhancement & Acquisition Fund - to assist in maintaining a buffer area around the present park and to add significant amenities to the park. Contributions are tax deductable.
FHHP's current Fundraising Campaign, LEAF has raised $160,000 to purchase 16 acres adjacent to the Park. We are half way through a campaign to raise provide a $40,000 stewardship fund to maintain the new
property & for projects within Hickory Hill Park. LEAF's address is:
P.O. Box 1681, Iowa City, Ia 52244-1681.
- Friends of Historic Preservation
- Friends of Historic Preservation is a non-profit organization that supports the efforts of the Iowa City Historic
Preservation Commission and advocates saving older neighborhoods and structures. Friends operates the "Salvage Barn" in cooperation with the City of Iowa City to recycle architectural materials and old house
parts. During building season, the Salvage Barn is open every Saturday from 9am until 1pm. The Barn is located at the Iowa City landfill, two miles west of Iowa City off Melrose Avenue. Friends provides important
educational resources for the Iowa City community, including the "Who To" guide for restoration.
- Friends of Iowa Midwives
- To promote access to midwifery and out-of-hospital birth in Iowa. Organized May, 2007.
- Friends of Old Time Music, Iowa
- Sponsor's Fiddler's Picnic and concert series; members play together and help organize and promote events.
- Friends of the Coralville Library
- Organized 1981. Principal activities: This group sponsors money making activities such as book sales, with all proceeds going to the Coralville Library. The proceeds are used for special projects not covered in their budget. It also supplies volunteers to work in the library or deliver books to homebound in the Coralville area.
- Friends of the Immigrant - Amigos del Inmigrante
- Organized November 2004. Immigrant Rights, Education, Empowerment
- Furniture Project
- The Furniture Project (FP) is a program that provides good used furniture, such as beds, dressers, table and chairs, to local households in need at little cost.
In January 2012, ReStore took over management of the Furniture Project.
- Galway Hills Neighborhood Association
- Garden Club, Four Seasons
- The Four Seasons Garden Club encourages interest in all phases of home gardening and horticulture; flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees and shrubs. We acquaint ourselves with areas of landscape and floral design. We apply our knowledge in a practical manner. We harvest and preserve natural materials every year, so that we can make wreaths, table arrangements, and wall hangings for our annual sale. With the proceeds from our sale, we contribute to many community projects. Membership is limited to 30 due to meeting space limitations
- Gardeners, Master
- Affiliated with Master Gardeners of North America. Purpose is to bring scientific,noncommercial information to anyone interested in gardening or plants, and to contribute service gardening projects, present programs on plants,gardening, and other areas of horticulture ; create and maintain gardens for institutions such as nursing homes; sponsor workshops for children,etc.; maintain telephone reference service. Training is offered once a year for those wishing to become Master Gardeners. Volunteer service is required.
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender& Allied Union
- Principal activities include general meetings weekly, informal socials, and special events, an outreach and support group for those having problems in any area in which sexual orientation is an issue; speakers bureau provides speakers on the topic of sexual orientation to civic, church, educational, etc. groups. GLBTAU offers help in meeting and answering any concerns that relate to lgbt issues. Committed to establishing a GLBTQ Community Center by 2007. The nations oldest continually functioning university LGBT organization in the nation, organized 1970.
- Genealogical Society, Iowa City
- Principal projects have included printing a list of persons buried in Johnson County and Iowa City cemeteries; keeping records of births, marriages and deaths in Johnson County; mapping of early property owners in Johnson County. Principl aim is to encourage genealogical work and the preservation of genealogical records. Teaching beginning genealogy at Kirkwood College ocassionally. Working on World War II project, preparing for filming articles about all aspects of WWII in the state of Iowa 1941-52. German Interest Group
meets every other month at the Iowa City Public Library, check the website
for details regarding the next meeting
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
- Girl Scouting builds girls of Courage, Confidence and
Character who make the world a better place. Troop and individual
activities for girls to promote leadership, relating to others,
developing values, community service, and developing self-potential.
- Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Women
- Activities include study, service to church, community and world fellowship.
- Goodtimers Club
- A social, recreational club for adults with special needs. Meets four times per year for a variety of activities.
- Goodwill Industries of the Heartland
- Incorporated Nov. 1965. Associated with Goodwill Industries International. The Purpose of Goodwill Industries is to advance the social and economic well-being of people who experience barriers to independence. To achieve this purpose, Goodwill provides a
variety of training, employment, job placement and support services.Goodwill of the Heartland territory encompasses 16 counties in southeastern Iowa and 3 western Illinois counties.
- Goosetown Neighborhood Assoc.
- Grant Wood Neighborhood Association
- Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships
- GICA Student Scholarships (formerly Dollars for Scholars) is a local, volunteer-run, community-based scholarship foundation based in Iowa City, Iowa. The chapter began awarding scholarships to high school graduates in 2005. Since that time the chapter has awarded over $100,000 to area students. Graduates of Iowa City's four high schools: Iowa City City High, Iowa City West High and the Senior High Alternative Center (Elizabeth Tate) currently have very limited local scholarship opportunities, with the majority of those scholarships going to the highest academically ranked students. GICA Student Scholarships encourages all students to continue their education and will make the transition from high school a little easier by providing aid that would allow students to work less while in school.
- Green Castle Aeroclub, Ltd.
- Organized 1994. Social group interested in flight. Funds annual scholarship for young person to get privat pilot's license.
- Green Party, Johnson County
- promoting environmental awareness, social justice, community-based economics and non-violence through direct action and electoral politics.
- Grief Support Services, Iowa City Hospice
- Iowa City Hospice sponsors support groups, educational programs, and social events for anyone in the community who has experienced a loss whether or not the loved one was an Iowa City Hospice patient. Iowa City Hospice is the area's not-for-profit provider and
there is no charge for services.
- Grotto, Iowa
- Affiliated with the National Speleological Society, activities include the study and preservation of Iowa caves.
- Gymnastics, Hawkeye
- We offer recreational and competitive gymnastics. The recreational gymnastics includes preschool (2 1/2--4 1/2 years old), beginners, intermediates, advanced and pre-teen level, and adult and college club gymnastics. The team travels all over the US competing at various state, regional and national level competitions. Our goal is to safely enhance the development of every child through the sport of gymnastics. We do provide gymnastic exhibitions. In addition, we offer cheerleading from the pee-wee division on up.
- Habitat for Humanity, Iowa Valley
- Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit Christian housing ministry, works in partnership with people of modest income to build houses. Houses are sold at no profit and with a no-interest mortgage repaid over a15-25 year period. The house payments are recycled to build more houses. Has a ReStore, a Goodwill-like store where donated building materials are sold to the public. The ReStore is at 2401 Scott Blvd
- Hancher Guild
- Group provides volunteer assistance to Hancher. For example, staffing the Showcase gift shop, entertaining performers, providing information to potential audiences. Organized in 1980.
- Heart Assoc., Johnson Co., Midwest Affil.
- Activities include risk factor awareness programs,
promotion of CPR classes, heart health education in schools, and fund
raising for heart research. Contact name and phone number for the
speakers bureau is 515-244-3278
- Heritage Trust, Johnson County
- Supports identification and protection of valuable natural areas in Johnson County. Office located at 320 Kirkwood Avenue, Suite #2, Iowa City.
- Hikers, Hawkeye
- Organized 1998. Activities are walking for pleasure and exercise as a means of seeing places of interest. Affiliated with American Volkssporting Assn. Sponsors walks.
- Hiking Club, Iowa City
- Principle Activity is Hiking, other activities may arise at a later time.
- Hillcrest Family Services
- Provide support, assistance, and skills teaching to persons with a mental illness. In Iowa City since 1976.
- Hills Town & Country
- Has been organized for 20 years. Interested in farming and youth. Presents Outstanding Citizenship award. Sponsors most of the activities for the Hills July 4th celebration. Has provided funding for Hills' preschool, Atrium Village, and Fire Dept., scholarships, First Responders.
- Historical Society, Johnson County
- Organized in 1973 to preserve historical materials and to further interest in Johnson Couty history. The society operates the 1876 Coralville School in Coralville, manages and interprets Plum Grove Historic home and Johnson County's first asylum; and performs many public services in historic preservation and history education. The Society opened its new Johnson County Historical Society Museum at 860 Quarry Road, Coralville, Iowa in
- Home Builders Association of Iowa City
- Non-Profit promoting residential contractors and associated businesses. Activities include monthly meetings, improving the quality of housing, the Parade of Homes, the IC Home and Builder Show and Remodelers Parade. Parade of Homes and Remodelers Parade are in June.
- Home Builders, Women's Council of
- Offers scholarship to students in the Iowa City Community School District. Must be a woman affliated with the Home Builders Association.
- Home Educators Fellowship, Christian
- Activities: 1. To provide support to parents who choose or who are interested in the home instruction of their children. This support is provided through the following means: (a) prayer, (b) sharing and exchange of information and materials, (c) sharing practical advice and concerns, and (d) small group accountability. 2. To provide a vehicle for the socialization of children who are receiving home instruction. 3. To provide a basis for political action, both in terms of dissemination of information and in steps of action to take. Facebook group is CHEF, Christian Home Educator's Fellowship
- Homeless Coordinating Board, Local
- Meetings are open to the public, persons interested in issues
surrounding low-income, housing and homelessness are welcome to attend.
Agencies share information on current policy and services. This is a great opportunity for collaboration.
Coordinates event for the national hunger and homeless awareness week in
- Hoover Library Association, Inc.
- Nonprofit support group for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Museum and Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch. Fax # 319-643-2391. Call for membership info, or visit website.
- HOPE Cancer Support Group
- Monthly support group for those living with cancer. Goals are to help persons with both newly diagnosed and chronic cancer to live in a good way, to increase families' knowledge and understanding of cancer, and to assist in coping with the physical and emotional challenges.
- Hope House
- Halfway house of Department of Correctional Services, Sixth Judicial District. Provides court-ordered rehabilitation in a residential setting offering reintegration into community. Adult male correctional facility.
- Horseshoe Club, Iowa City
- Purpose of group is to pitch horseshoes within an organized group for fun, recreation and good fellowship. Meet at City Park May-August to pitch horseshoes. Tournaments in June and September. See horseshoepitching.com and click on IOWA.
- Hospice, Inc., Iowa City
- Iowa City Hospice sponsors support groups, educational programs, and social events for anyone in the community who has experienced a loss whether or not the loved one was an Iowa City Hospice patient. Iowa City Hospice is the area's not-for-profit provider and there is no charge for services.
- Hosta Society, Harshbarger
- A not-for-profit educational society open to all those interested in growing, developing and enjoying hostas. Dues $10/yr.
- Housing Fellowship
- The fellowship is a non- profit corporation for providing affordable rental and
- Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County
- To promote and support affordable housing in Johnson County.
- Humane Society, Johnson County
- Although our group is licensed by the State of Iowa as an animal shelter, we do not operate an animal sheltering facility.
Instead, we recruit foster caregivers who take companion animals into their private homes until permanent homes are found. In addition, we provide resources, referrals, and help with adoption/re-homing, feral cats, spay/neuter, animal behavior, lost/found animals, abuse/cruelty/neglect concerns, living with wildlife, pet loss,
cruelty-free living, animal advocacy and legislation, and care of companion animals. We provide some spay/neuter financial support for individuals who qualify. We also help support several managed feral cat
- Hunting Retriever Association, Eastern Iowa
- Organized in 1985. Conducts field tests for the retriever breeds of hunting dogs. Affiliated with the AKC & NAHRA
- I-Club, Johnson County
- Support group for University of Iowa athletics. Hosts an annual fundraiser
each year in August with 100% of the proceeds going to UI Athletics.
- Working to preserve the character and beauty of rural Johnson Coounty through citizen involvement in county policy and decision-making regarding rural development, road construction and other detriments of urban sprawl.
- Provides social and emotional support to individuals living with the bladder disease interstitial cystitis (IC), their families, friends and those who may have IC. The group provides valuable info and speakers, and plans event pertaining to IC awareness.
- Insurance and Financial Advisors
- Purpose is education and promotion of the insurance and financial investments industry. Provides information, has an ethical activities committee.
- International Students, Friends of
- Friends of International Students (FIS) is a non-profit community organization of people in the Iowa City area who are interested in providing friendship and support to international students and scholars attending the University of Iowa. While FIS is affiliated with the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at the University of Iowa, the organization is run by volunteers who are dedicated to encouraging international understanding. Friends are matched with UI international students and are encouraged to meet at least once a month for hospitality and friendship.
- International Visitors to Iowa City, Council for
- Group plans visits for international visitors sponsored by U.S. State Department; meets with, escorts and hosts visitors. Volunteer support is vital. We provide community members with the opportunity to meet with official visitors from around the world, host them for dinner, meet with them professionally, or escort them to/from events.
- International Women's Club
- English classes, cooking group, coffee group, craft group, field trips, plus several general meetings, including a November welcome dinner for new members. Organized about 1955 as International Wives Club. Helps women from around the world feel at home in Iowa City. And helps women from Iowa City feel at home around the world.
- Iowa Citizen Action Network
- ICAN is an alliance of organizations and individuals working together to raise living standards for low income families and to improve the quality of life for all Iowans. ICAN exists to amplify the political power of individual citizens and progressive organizations in order to make economic, environmental, social and political decisionmaking reflect the public interest, instead of the interests of the rich and powerful.
- Iowa City Area Development Group, Inc.
- The Iowa City Area Development Group serves the business development needs of primary sector companies in our service territory. The nonprofit economic development organization collaborates and partners to provide core services and communicates this progress to investors, citizens and the communities we serve. Our core services include business attraction, retention and expansion for primary sector companies, targeted industries and technology-based businesses; and worker recruitment and workforce business services.
- Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation
- Meets in Conference Room at Public Library. Organization seeks private gifts to support ICPL. Operates the Book End, used book store at 123 S. Linn St, Second Floor.
- Iowa City Secular Homeschool Group
- Iowa CityJunior Service League
- The Iowa City Junior Service League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and improving the community. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The group focuses on serving primarily women and children.
Blog at http://icjuniorserviceleague.blogspot.com/
- Iowa Shares
- Iowa Shares began in 1993 and is a statewide coalition of social action, environmental, cultural and animal welfare nonprofit organizations raising funds through workplace giving. Iowa Shares members give direct services and create progressive, long-lasting resources for our children and communities.
- Iowa Tech Chicks
- Iowa Tech Chicks is a community organization that strives to connect and educate women working in and interested in learning technology.
- Iowa Tenants' Project
- The Iowa City Tenants' Project is committed to tenants' rights and to fair play for both tenants and landlords. The Tenants' Project seeks to educate tenants and landlords about their legal rights and responsibilities and to empower tenants to vindicate their rights in court. Currently good tenants suffer from bad landlords and good landlords suffer from bad tenants. We want to see both landlords and tenants follow the law and get a fair shake!
- Iowa United Nations Association
- Iowans for Peace
- Coalition of 24 Eastern Iowa groups formed September, 2001. Activities include letter writing, calling Congress, vigils, rallies, sponsoring Peace Teams in other countries. Provide speakers, information, and assistance with peace-rleated events.
- Irish, County Johnson
- Members participate in float building for Irish parades.Sponsors an open golf tournament in the Fall. Also Irish Fun Night before St. Patricks Day. Informs members about other Irish
activities,such as Celtic Days in Milwaukee (Aug.); Irish on the River-Dubuque(Sept.); Celtic Dancing Music Rock Island (Sept.); Project Children Fest(Feb.). Donate profits to 12-15 local charities every year.
- Izaak Walton League, Johnson County
- Main activities include building of woodduck nesting boxes; hunter safety education; supply trees for windbreaks and wildlife cover; roadside clean-up; save our streams activities; building of nesting boxes for all types of birds; youth education about the environment. We recently constructed an archery range and are constructing a nature trail.
- Jaycees, Iowa City/Coralville
- Organized in 1932. Major projects are the Field of Screams, Relay for Life, and a UIHC holiday party for children.
Activities include community projects, individual and professional development, management
development and social activities. Also provide activities and services
for youth, elderly or community groups. Open to individuals 21-40 years
- Johnson County Livable Community for Successful Ag
- The mission of the Initiative is to identify, collect,
organize and assure that resources are available so that Johnson County
is a livable community where everyone can age successfully. Action
Teams target the areas of Employment, Health, Housing, Transportation,
and Faith-Based Opportunities through community programs.
- Johnson County Paranormal Team
- We investigate homes, businesses, etc., for possible paranormal activity, given the owner's permission. The length of time taken is set by the client, and we respect those who want to remain anonymous. Since day one, we have filmed our investigations and presented them on local cable TV access Channel 18.
Our services are offered free of charge.
- Journeys in World Politics
- The Journeys in World Politics workshop is a mentorship program for young, female scholars in international relations. The purpose of the program is to provide instruction about navigating an academic career, especially a in a highly gendered field, and to provide research and scholarly advice.
- Kennel Club, Hawkeye
- Affiliated with American Kennel Club. Puts on two AKC licensed shows/obedience trials in June every year.
- Kickers Soccer Club, Inc., Iowa City
- Organized 1978. Recreational soccer leagues for children in grades K through high school. from Iowa City and surrounding communities. Also offers adult soccer leagues
- Kiwanis, Iowa City Old Capitol
- Support Special Olympics, Iowa City Kickers, PALS, Little League, College Scholarships, Free Medical Clinic, Children's Miracle Network Telethon, American Heart Association, Hospice, U of I Chaplaincy, Very Special Arts Festival, Riverside Children's Theatre, and other community projects.
- Kiwanis, Noon
- We support children's organizations and give to Shelter House, Salvation Army, and other organizations.
- La Leche Leaders of Iowa City
- Breastfeeding support group. We also discuss parenting and childbirth. La Leche League has a lending library.
- Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Hawkeye
- Meeting at 1211 Wiley Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
- Labor, AFL-CIO, Iowa City Federation
- Monthly meeting of delegates from the approximately 20 unions in Johnson County which are affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Activities include annual Labor Day picnic.
- League of Women Voters of Johnson County
- Organized in 1920. Meets September-May. Holds meetings on governmental issues, public forums with state legislators, candidate forums, voter registration.
- Learning Disabilities Assn. of Johnson County, IA
- Organized in 1975. Affiliated with Learning Disabilities Association. Provides education, support, and advocacy of those with learning disabilities and parents and teachers working with them.
- Learning Foundation, Iowa City
- Provides opportunities for learning how to be more effective in life. Specifically skills in communication, managing moods, building relationships, listening, making choices, navigating through breakdowns and becoming a better observer of yourself and others.
- Legal Aid, Iowa
- Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization that provides critical legal assistance to low-income Iowans. Typical cases involve problems with basic necessities, fundamental rights or safety, including protecting victims of domestic violence, preventing illegal evictions and unsafe housing, securing income support such as SSI, Medicaid and disability benefits, and preventing consumer fraud and abusive debt collection practices. For some special projects, financial eligibility may be different, such as the Foreclosure Defense Project and the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. Iowa Legal Aid accepts phone intakes from 9:00-11:00 Monday through Friday, and 1:30-3:30 except for Thursday afternoon.
Callers are prompted for English or Spanish.
- Legal Services, Student
- Providing free advice and low cost legal representation to registered University of Iowa students.
- Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Support Gr
- Affiliated with Leukemia Society. Open to patients, family and friends, offering a chance to discuss how people cope with leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myelomas.
- Lions Club, Iowa City Host (Noon)
- Major fundraisers are golf tournament in July, Santa pancake breakfast first Saturday in December. Activities include Iowa KidSight free screening for area pre-school children, collecting cleaning, sorting used eyeglasses for 3rd world countries, money for Free Medical Clinic eyeglasses; Iowa Lions Eye Bank cornea transportation and other locan and Iowa Lions Foundation projects.
- Lions Club, North Liberty
- Fund-raising for and service projects including: a Santa breakfast at the North Liberty Community Center, Iowa KidSight vision screenings, eye glasses collection/cleaning/sorting, hearing aid collection/facilitation, cornea tissue transports for the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, Camp Herkto Hollow Sponsor, Camp Courageous Sponsor, Iowa Lions Foundation Sponsor, and various other community service projects as they arise.
- Local Food Alliance, Johnson County
- JCLFA is a passionate community of farmers, chefs, grocery stores,
restaurants, food distributors and people like you who are all committed to
making local, healthy and fresh food more widely available where we live. Through our Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign, we make it easier to find and purchase food from farmers, local grocers and restaurants who commit to market cooperation, professionalism, caring for the earth, good animal husbandry and caring for community. We build a healthy community by hosting
Field to Family, an annual local foods festival. To grow healthy eaters we
coordinate the Iowa City Community School District's Farm to School program.
- Local Foods Connection
- Organized 1999. Local Foods Connection purchases vegetables, meats and other products from local farmers and donates these goods to needy families in the community.
- Lois Club
- Longfellow Neighborhood Association
- Make-A-Wish Foundation Of Iowa
- We grant the wishes of children with life
threatening-medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Locally we have volunteers who help with the wish granting process and who raise funds to promote our mission.
- Education and support for Hispanic women with a child with special needs or a disability. Support group is run in Spanish. Community speakers are invited every other meeting. Parents as teachers curriculum is used. This group is supported by Johnson County Empowerment.
- Manville East Neighborhood Association
- Masonic Lodge #4, AF & AM
- Operating under charter from Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M., constituted 1844 under Iowa jurisdiction. A fraternal organization for men, helping men be better men, eighteen years of age or more age requirement and resident of Iowa at least six months. Membership information available at our website.
- Masonic Lodge, Clarksville, #668
- Helps support Masonic Homes in Perry and Bettendorf. Gives scholarships to area high school students each spring.
- Masonic Temple Association
- Operates and maintains the Masonic Building.
- Masons. Canopy Lodge 290
- Building the character of our members, not to make them better than others, but better than themselves. To be a service to our communities and schools.
- Mayor's Youth Empowerment Program
- Mecca Services
- MECCA SERVICES is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of substance use conditions, mental health concerns, problem gambling and the enhancement of behavioral health. A full range of substance abuse services are offered, including prevention, early intervention, assessment, detoxification, treatment and continuing care. MECCA SERVICES' facilities are located in Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Polk and Washington counties. For more information about MECCA, please visit www.meccaservices.com or call 319-351-4357.
- Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa
- Information:INFORMATION: Mediation Services (MSEI) is a local grass-roots non-profit organization that administers the Johnson County Small Claims Mediation Program and the Sixth Judicial District Family Mediation Program. MSEI provides continuing education and training on mediation and is involved in other mediation-related projects. Mediation is an opportunity for people to talk: to be heard and to listen to the other person, so they can gain a better understanding of each other and the situation, and perhaps be able to work out a solution acceptable to those involved. The Johnson County Small Claims Court Mediation Program provides mediation services to anyone summoned to small claims court in Johnson County. Agreements reached by people in mediation are accepted by the magistrates. Small claims mediators meet first Thurs. of the month, 12-1, at the Johnson County courthouse. The Sixth Judicial District Family Mediation Program can answer general questions about divorce and custody mediation, including how to prepare and advice on finding qualified roster mediators. The Program also maintains statistics and provides continuing education for mediators, attorneys and other professionals and community members. If you have questions about using mediation in other cases or situations, please call MSEI.
- Medical Society, Johnson County
- Organized about 70 years. Principal activities; Education, partial sponsorship of American Student Medical Assn, educational projects regarding medical care throughout the county. Provides financial support for community based medical projects.
- Melrose Neighborhood Assoc.
- Mental Illness of J.C., National Alliance on
- Provides support, self-help, and education for families/friends of persons with a mental illness, and to persons themselves that have a mental illness. The organization advocates for improved community services. Meetings are open to families and friends of persons with serious mental illness as well as consumers. Has an information and referral telephone service at 337-5400
- Mercy Hospital Foundation
- Supports Mercy Hospital Iowa City with funding for facilities, medical
equipment, scholarships for Mercy staff and high school students
entering health care, patient comfort items, art, education programs and
- Mercy Hospital Guild
- The Guild provides leadership for most of the services provided through for Mercy Volunteer Program and raises funds for the hospital through the Gift Shop, vending service, guest lodging and other activities. Chartered by State of Iowa December 30, 1977.
- Mercy Hospital Medical Staff
- Mercy Hospital Nurses Alumnae
- Funds nursing education at Mercy through Mercy Foundation. Formed over 35 years ago.
- Mercy On Call
- Free, confidential health information telephone line answered by experienced registered nurses. Services available include (but are not limited to): health info, nurse triage, physician referral, program registration and pricing information.
- Metro Mix Chorus
- Activities include musical education, performing 4-part women's barbershop and competition in the spring. Quartets, ensembles or the entire chorus can perform. Our membership includes women from all parts of Eastern Iowa. We are available to perform throughout this area. Fees negotiable.
- Military Affairs Association, Johnson County
- Our purpose is to increase public awareness and understanding of the need for national defense preparedness through recognition of the accomplishments and contribution of local veterans, National Guard and reserve units, Reserve Officers Training Corps and acitve military members.
Meetings are held at the National Guard Readiness Center
- Miller Orchard Neighborhood Assoc.
- Mindbridge Foundation
- Mindbridge is a not-for-profit organization organized to provide a resource group for fandom of science fiction, fantasy and related areas. We are located in the Iowa City area and devote most of our attention to Eastern Iowa, but we will help out whenever and wherever we can.
Our goal is to provide resources to people interested in Science Fiction and related areas. Here are the sorts of things we can provide now:
* central communication for fans
* local Science Fiction/Fantasy and Gaming conventions
* volunteer support for SF/F related events
* convention registration and accounting services
* author signings (as available)
And what we hope to provide in the near future:
* member discounts at local stores and theaters
* book fairs
* web hosting
Our group is diverse in its interests and can provide information on many of the following:
* Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, movies, and TV shows
* British SF TV
* Gaming (role playing, board, card, video)
* Computer stuff
* Convention running
Here is a list of the conventions run by Mindbridge.
* Gamicon: February 23-25, 2007
* AnimeIowa: August 4-6, 2006
* ICON: October 13-15, 2006
- Mindbridge Foundation, Inc.
- Mindbridge is a not-for-profit organization organized to provide a resource group for fandom of science fictio, fantasy and related areas.
- Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center
- Therapeutic and recreational horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities. Always need volunteers who are experienced with horses or who like to work with children. Also need volunteers interested in publicity.
- Miss Johnson County Scholarship Program
- Official preliminary in the Miss America organization. Hold a competition once a year to select a local title holder. Constestants must meet MAO requirements to compete, and have a community service platform or area of interest.
- Model Railroad Club, Hawkeye
- Formed spring, 2006. Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate members and the general public about railroading and model railroading. Club is building an HO scale model railroad in a 2000 square foot space, visible to public from the Antique Car Museum of Iowa. The model has a midwestern theme, is designed for operation, and uses digital command control. Group tours available on request.
- Moose, Loyal Order of
- Donates lodge facilities. Activities include dinners, dances, and wedding dances, meeting room. Mailing address; PO Box 26 Iowa City, Ia 52244. We also raise funds to help children from lost and broken homes. Meetings are members only.
- Moose, Women of the
- Support children's home in Illinois and older folk's home in Florida. Home parties for Systems Unlimited. Fund projects that help children, handicapped, underprivelieged or aged.
- Morningside/Glendale Neighborhood Association
- Mortar Board Alumni
- Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the month Mortar Board Alumni meet at 6 pm in members' homes for a potluck dinner in Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, April and May.
- Mother to Mother
- Organized1997. Orients volunteers to be "Support Mom." Support Mothers form teams with women referred to Mother To Mother to provide support and friendship. Group activities are provided for all women. Free childcare during Mother to Mother activities.
- Mothers of Preschoolers, North Liberty
- MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers -a program designed for moms of all ages and backgrounds with children ages birth through kindergarten. MOPS offers: * A haven for soothing frazzled nerves and forming lifelong friendships. * Quality children¹s programs (child care
provided for morning MOPS group) * Teaching by experienced mothers *Discussion groups in an encouraging and accepting atmosphere * An
opportunity to complete a creative project
- Move To Amend, Johnson County
- Educate and advocate for a Constitutional amendment that wipeouts abolish corporate personhood,
- Music Auxiliary, Inc., Iowa City
- Organized since 1934; helps with fundraising through membership dues, donations, car wash, etc. Meetings held at ICCSD offices (Board Room), 509 S Dubuque. Supports performing music program for entire school district.
- Music Study Club, Iowa City
- PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES:PRESENTING MUSICAL PROGRAMS, SUPPORT TO SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND OPERA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, MUSICIAN SCHOLARSHIP TO A UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STUDENT AND AN AWARD TO A JOHNSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
Meeting Dates: 2012 October 10, November 14, January 16, 2013, February 13, March 13, April 10.
- Music Teachers National Association
- Hold auditions, festivals and workshops for music teachers and students of member teachers. Provides competitive and non-competitive opportunities as well as ongoing musical development for the area students. National organization provides a magazine American Music Teacher; state organization publishes the Iowa Music Teacher-available to members.
- Musicians Protective Association, Local 450
- Organized since 1937. Affiliated with American Federation of Musicians. Provides protection and support of the local professional musicians, and members perform concerts for residents in hospitals and nursing and retirement homes and educational music programs in the school system, preferably with co-sponsorship funding. Four meetings a year
proposed at the November meeting and confirmed at each meeting. From time to time, special meetings are scheduled.
- Musick's Feast
- Iowa City's resident professional early music ensemble presents performances with proceeds donated to hunger relief. For concert descriptions, dates, and ticket prices, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-430-4165.
- NAMI--See Mental Illness of J.C., National Allianc
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit organization of men and women for whom drugs has become a major problem. Not affiliated with any other organization, no fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make. Anyone may join regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.
- Natural Family Planning
- Natural family planning classes teach a method of achieving or avoiding pregnancy by observing daily signs and symptoms of ovulation. Classes are held in two yearly sessions of three classes each. Register online at www.ccli.org
- Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County
- Licensed accredited preschool & after school activities; parent support; resource & referral; community building and organizing.
Centers located at 2105 Broadway and 2651 Roberts Rd.
- New Pioneer Food Co-op
- Organized in 1971. Principal activities: two-store retail storefront coperative specializing in high quality, local, and natural
foods, spices, teas, coffees, bulk foods, deli, natural meat, produce, kitchenware, also fine wines and beer. Non-members welcome to shop with 5% surcharge. Store Hours 7 AM to 11 PM in Iowa City, 7 AM to 10 PM in Coralville. Provides modest donations to community non-profits
- NN Club
- Organized 1886. Mutual improvement and study of history and literature.
- Norse Club
- Ethnic celebrations-Christmas smorgasbord, Syttende Mai. Women of Norwegian descent. Organized 1937
- North Liberty Development
- Northside Neighborhood Association
- Advocacy group for neighborhood preservation. Sponsors social events, historic preservation efforts, house tours, park revitalization, maintenance of properties and homes, "good neighbor" policies.
- Oak Grove Neighborhood Association
- Networking, dissemination of neighborhood news, park renovations.
- Ocean Waves Square Dance Club
- Affiliated with the Iowa State Federation of Square Dance and Round Dance Clubs. We offer lessons annually starting in September. We have danced as entertainment for local nursing homes and other groups.
- Odd Fellows, Independent Order, Eureka Lodge #44
- Organized locally in 1853. Affiliated with the worldwide Independent Order of the Odd Fellows. Principal activities; Iowa Eye related program, Education Foundation [Loans to students], Odd Fellows Home for Elderly [Mason City], Apts. for elderly [Marshalltown].
- Off Road Riders, Iowa Coalition of
- Affiliated with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Build, maintain, and patrol mountain bike trails, primarily Sugar Bottom. Host mountain bike races and social events for members, friends, and new riders.
- Older Iowans Legislature--SE District
- Formed in 1977. Identifying and supporting state
legislative action in support of Iowa's older citizens, especially the most frail of Iowa's elderly.
- Optimist Club of Coralville, Morning
- Organized since 1958. Supports youth groups. Sponsors pancake day. Sponsors oratorical and essay contest in schools for scholarships. Sponsors bike safety for youth. Teacher Appreciation program. Handicapped youth Christmas party.
- Optimist Club of Iowa City, Noon
- Optimist Club of Iowa City, Sunrise
- Organized since 1965. Associated with Optimist International. Provides service to youth oriented organizations.
- Optimist Club of Solon
- Activities include Tri-Star basketball skills contest,
Easter egg hunt, essay contest, bingo fundraiser
at Solon Beef Days, Seafood Sale fundraiser, Octagon club sponsor, bike
rodeo, fishing derby, provide portion of "Win with
Reading" program funding.
- Optimist Club, North Liberty
- Safe Halloween, Christmas Baskets for the N.L. Family Resource Center, Easter egg hunt. Support youth programs like Scouts, ball teams, community kids programs. Raise money to distribute to youth groups in North Liberty.
- Orchid Society, Eastern Iowa
- Education of growing, cultivation, showing and support of new members. Educational programs to other groups. Preservation of orchids in the wild.
- Ostomates, Area
- The group is a support group, serving corridor area ostomy
patients, and their families and caregivers. All are welcome.
Meetings rotate between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City hospitals. Meetings are
publicized on our website, and in the 'health notes' and 'support group'
listings in area newspapers.
- Overeaters Anonymous
- Recovery from eating disorders. Organized in 1970's. Website suggests several weekly meetings in area.
- P. E. O. Chapter NA
- Chapter organized 1976. Meets in members' homes. Educational programs for members. Sponsor young women in higher education.
- P.E.O., Chapter OD
- 1st Wed.; member Information: PEO is an educational philanthropic organization interested in bringing women increased opportunities for higher education. Provides loans and scholarships for women.
- P.E.O., Philanthropic Educational Organization, Ch
- Sponsor women who meet specific guidelines for scholarship or loans.
- Paddock Neighborhood Association
- Parent Support Group
- For families with children with special needs. Supported by Prevent Child Abuse Iowa.
- Parents Districtwide Organization
- Organized in fall of 1978. Provides opportunities to share ideas on school matters/functions and children's education in Iowa City School District. Holds biannual 'Candidate Forum' before school board board elections in the fall. Holds annual spring recognition reception to celebrate excellence in education, and to award Kate Wickham scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors pursuing an education in teaching.
- Peace Corps
- Since 1961, Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 countries providing assistance and sharing skills. Volunteers speak the local language and live as a member of the community so their presence strengthens the bonds of friendships and understanding between Americans and people of other countries.
- Pen Women, Iowa City Branch, Natl. League of Amer.
- Organized 1964. Programs related to writing, art, or music. Scholarships given to high school students.
Our Iowa City Branch of American PEN Women provide challenging, provocative and thoughtful programs nearly every month of the year, many of them in public venues such as Libraries which are open to the public. Our public programs and always free!
- Peninsula Area Neighborhood Association
- Penny Bryn Neighborhood Association
- People for People
- Grassroots service projects for local and international charitable purposes, e.g. annual plant sale, garage sale, UI Diversity Days, Indian food and culture presentations, and craft sale
- Pepperwood Neighborhood Association
- Our association represents over 250 homes on the southeast side of Iowa City. We primarily help our residents understand city policy rules and regulations, and do projects to improve our neighborhood.
- Pessimists, Benevolent & Loyal Order of
- Organized in 1975. Associated with Pessimists International. Hold annual convention, award 'Pessimist of Year' trophy. Encourage realistic thinking.
- Pharmacy Association, Johnson County
- Monthly meetings to provide educational opportunities
for pharmacist, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students
- Physicians for Social Responsibility, Iowa Chapter
- The Iowa Chapter PSR, active since 2002, is part of the of the national organization and network of chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility, whose primary mission is education and advocacy regarding the gravest threats to human health. National policies regarding nuclear, energy, security, environmental health, global warming, and toxic air and water emissions are principal focus areas. 2008 saw our efforts focus on stopping the proposed coal fired power plants. In 2009 Iowa PSR worked successfully on blocking plans for new coal plants in Iowa. In 2010 the chapter issued a 50-page report entitled Iowa Coal Health and worked hard on the new START treaty for reducing nuclear weapons. In 2011 the chapter worked to close the oldest, dirtiest coal plants in Iowa, continued work to educate the public on the rising threat of nuclear weaponry. We continue to work toward eventual ratification of the CTBT nuclear weapons test band treaty, and focus on opposition to proposed Iowa legislation to build a new nuclear power plant financed, in advance, by rate-payers via a novel mechanism designed to bypass the consumer protections of the Iowa Utilities Board. Iowa PSR members continue to support efforts to advance Alternative Clean Energy Sources and De-carbonize and De-nuclearize Iowa while working on halting nuclear proliferation and eliminating nuclear weapons from planet Earth.
- Pilot Club of Iowa City
- Organized 1962. Associated with Pilot Club
International. Activities include service projects chiefly aimed at
those with brain disorders, youth and elderly or for the purpose of
preventing handicaps. Provides funds to the Public Library for book
tapes and large print books.
- Pilot Club, Noon, of Johnson County
- Affiliated with Pilot International. Activities include fundraising, brain injury awareness and social service. We offer scholarships for individuals studying in the area of brain disorders and grants to organizations who work with individuals
dealing with brain injuries, traumas, or illnesses. Those interested must seek information from president before April of each year
- Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa
- Confidential reproductive health care including annual checkups, Pap tests, birth control, testing and treatment of all sexually transmitted infections, Hepatitis B vaccine, pregnancy testing, midlife services, abortion services, sexuality education and nonsurgical abortion. Call for clinic hours, HIV testing, HPV vaccine.
- Post Card Club, Iowa City Area
- Promotes post card collecting by example, sharing favorites, and making available post cards to buy/sell/trade monthly.
- Preemie Project
- The Preemie Project seeks to provide comfort and support to critically ill infants and their families in Newborn Intensive Care Units in Iowa. We achieve our mission through the support of a devoted group of local and national volunteers.
- Pride Committee, Iowa City
- Organizing the June GLBT Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride events for the Iowa City community. We are an open group and welcome members from the community to help and volunteer with our events.
- Prime Timers Club, Coralville
- Activities include programs and activities planned for the seniors of Coralville and other area Senior Citizens.
- Professors, American Assoc. of Univ., UI Chapter
- Organized at UI for over 50 years. Promotes the welfare of faculty at the Univ. of Iowa and of college and university faculty generally, particularly with respect to academic freedom & faculty participation in university governance.
- Project GREEN
- Organized since 1968. Citizens' beautification group that funds landscaping projects on public lands. Provides GREEN Grants to public schools for landscaping projects. Always interested in welcoming new volunteers.
- Proteus, Inc.
- Proteus provides assistance to seasonal and migrant farmworkers. We offer job training, education, medical assistance and more at no cost to those who qualify.
Organized in Iowa since 1979.
- Public Access Television
- Cable channel 18 in Iowa City and Coralville. Public Access Television is the non-profit organization formed to manage the day to day activities of the public access cable channel here in Iowa City. Principal activities include: Training
in video production techniques and media literacy, checkout of
production equipment, promotion of community programs, local
awareness and group/organization publicity. Organized in 1989.
Monthly workshops are listed online.
- Quarterback Club, Monday Morning
- Organized around 1935. Luncheon meetings to hear talks from high school and university coaches.
- Questers, Octagon Barn #722
- Social meetings with talks on antiques. We want to stimulate the appreciation of antiques through study and to encourage the prservation of all historical landmarks. We enjoy an educational program each month. This is an international organization with many chapters.
- Questers, Old Capitol Chapter
- Organized since 1960. Affiliated with national Questers. Activities include Christmas silent auction; antique study papers; tours related to antiques, history, and museums; contributions to related institutions.
- Questers, Plum Grove #948
- Preservation of historical objects and sites. Past contributions to Johnson County Historical Society and Hoover Library and Museum and Plum Grove.
- Questers, Robert Lucas Chapter
- Monthly meetings include business meetings and programs of interest to members; financial support of projects of historical significance.
- Questers, Rose Hill Chapter
- Activities include study of antiques and collectibles. A member presents a research paper at each meeting. Sometimes these members are evailable to speak to other groups. Membership is open.
- Quilters Guild, Old Capitol
- Meetings have speakers, show members' quilts, make quilts for local non-profit organizations. We also hold workshops and classes.
- The Quire is a not-for-profit community
chorus for GLBTA people, working toward a positive image of those communities through excellence in choral music.
We present two full concerts each year, and do occasional invited performances within the area.
- Radio Club, Amateur, Iowa City
- Emergency preparedness, emergency communications, hobby. Website at icarc.org. Founded in 1934, the Iowa City Amateur Radio Club serves as a focal point for Amateur Radio activities in Iowa City, Coralville, and Johnson County and provides radio communications assistance to Johnson County Emergency Management when requested.
- Rape Victim Advocacy Program
- 24 hour rape crisis lines (Local: 335-6000 or the statewide Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline: 800-228-1625), individual counseling, support groups, and advocacy is available to survivors of sexual abuse and their significant others (parents, partners and friends). We provide community education on issues related to sexual abuse, sexual harassment. stalking, victim impact, bystander training, and training to professionals.
- Re-Store--See Habitat for Humanity
- Reach for the Stars Aktion Club
- Chartered July, 2008. Sponsored by Old Capitol Kiwanis is a service organization. Members are adults with disabilities. Will do service projects
Emails can be directed to Diana.email@example.com, or Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. TJ and John are with the Kiwanis and the first 2 emails are with Aktion Club.
- Realtors, Iowa City Area Association
- Professional membership association established in Iowa City in 1908. ICAAR is a member of the Iowa Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
- Rebekah Lodge, Carnation #376
- Care for children and elderly, visit the sick, donate to Hospice locally and the Odd Fellow Home in Mason City, Ia. Also donate to the Oddfellow Educational Fund, Arthritis Fund and The Visual Research Foundation at Johns Hopkins University.
- Red Cross, American
- Organized since 1917. Teach health & safety courses; provide emergency
services to disaster victims; provide emergency communications &
financial aid to military personnel & families; collect blood; support
water safety program, provide HIV/AIDS education, materials and speaker
training. Also provide disaster preparedness.
- Red Foxes Chapter of Red Hat Society
- A social group for people who aren't working and enjoy getting together. Go for lunch and have fun. Take bus trips sometimes. Play bingo a couple times a year.
- Regina Foundation
- Development Office for the Regina Inter-Parish Catholic Education Center
- Religious Communities, Consultation of
- The CRC is an interfaith network of faith communities and related organizations, with about 35 member communities. Both ordained and lay representatives of these groups meet monthly for interfaith dialogue, planning interfaith programs for the wider community, and developing service opportunities to help those in need in Johnson County. The CRC funds the Common Fund, administered through the Crisis Center, that provides financial assistance "of last resort" for people in need. The CRC is the coordinating organization for ToGather Together, a partnership between local schools and faith communities, businesses , and other agencies. ToGather Together provides school supplies to all students, k-12, qualifying for free or reduced lunch in participating Johnson County schools, as well as classroom tutors and other volunteer assistance. CRC sponsors a Winter Clothing and Outerwear Distribution in Oct and a Gifts for Parents 'shopping day' in Dec. CRC also sponsors an interfaith worship service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in January.
- Republican Central Committee, Johnson Co.
- Provides fundraising for fair booths and candidates.
- Republican Women, Johnson County
- Activities include lunch meetings and other times with guest speakers, discussion of current political topics, distributing Republican literature, & voter registration. Day trips.
- Resources for Life.com
mission is to holistically empower all people to achieve their
greatest potential so they may cooperatively work together in bringing
permanent healing and peace to the entire earth. To achieve this goal,
we combine information outreach, training, and local action.
- Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
- Elder Services, Inc. RSVP is a four county program of Johnson, Muscatine, Iowa and Des Moines Counties. Elder Services, Inc. RSVP is a nationwide volunteer program sponsored locally by Elder Services, Inc.. RSVP connects people to purpose by recruiting persons 55+ with volunteer opportunities that meet critical community needs which provide a high quality experience that enriches the lives of the volunteer and those they serve. To enable them to share their unique knowledge and talents with people of all ages, RSVP connects enrolled volunteers with children, elders and needs of non-profit organizations. Focus areas include Education, Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Transportation to medical appointments, Clean Energy, Veterans, Economic Opportunities and Disaster Preparedness.
- Retired School Personnel Association, Johnson Coun
- Speakers at meetings. Kirkwood scholarship.
Cameraderie. IPERS and social security updates
- Right to Life, Johnson County
- Mission: Johnson County Right to Life believes in the sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death, and believes that our society has a responsibility to protect the most vulnerable among us; the unborn, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Our purpose is to educate and inform our community about pro-life issues with the ultimate goal of ensuring legal protection of innocent human life.
- River City Housing Collective
- RCHC is an independent non-profit corporation, formed in 1977 by UI students in response to the high prices and low availability of housing in Iowa City. Currently there are three houses, all about six blocks from downtown. Our goal is to provide quality housing for students and community members at a cost below the Iowa City market average. Quality housing includes good maintenance, caring landlords (ourselves), and a healthy social environment. Rooms are rented out on a yearly basis from Aug. 1-July 31. Rooms frequently open up to sublease throughout the year. Students and non-students are encouraged to call at any time to inquire about vacancies.
- Road Races, Iowa City
- Activities include organizing the annual Iowa City Road Races Run for the Schools, and consulting on other races in the community. Our funding goes directly to Iowa City Community Schools classrooms, Regina classrooms, ICCSD Foundation and Regina Catholic Education Center
- Roller Girls, Old Capitol City
- Aggressive speed skating. Volunteer in the community.
- Rotary Club of Iowa City (Noon)
- Activities include advancment of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship of business and
professional people united in the ideal of service. Provides two international scholarship stipends for those who have been Johnson County graduates.
- Rotary Club of Iowa City - A.M.
- Charter night, April 6, 1989. Can also phone 800 777-1360 ext. 110
- Rotary Club of Iowa City Downtown
- Organized April, 2004. Meetings, fund raisers, support local NPO, support Rotary International, district projects, local civic projects, education, peace projects, business ethics.
- Rotary--Coralville-North Corridor
- One large fundraiser yearly, 1/3 of which goes to Coralville library. Money also given to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Give dictionaries to 4th graders
- Rowing, Hawkeye Community
- Sweep rowing, sculling, and coxing are offered. We provide opportunities to learn to row and compete in rowing regattas. All adults and high school students are welcome to row. Junior high students, high school students, and adults can cox. The boathouse is located in Terrell Mill Park across from Mayflower Dorm at: The University of Iowa, P.Sue Beckwith, M.D., Boathouse, 1209 North Dubuque Street.
- Safe Kids Coalition, Johnson County
- We staff information tables at various community events. we sell bike helmets, provide information on various injury prevention issues concerning children. Active speakers bureau, car seat installation information provided. conduct carseat safety
- Salvation Army
- Principal activities; Worship services, youth Character Building programs, services to the family, summer camps, Christmas toy drive/distribution, Thanksgiving boxes, emergency disaster service, gas vouchers, bus tickets, clothing vouchers, emergency assistance, visits to shut-ins in homes, hospitals, and nursing homes. Organized in 1865. Publication: The War Cry.
- Sand Prairie Preservation, Concerned Citizens for
- Organized January, 2002.
- Saving Private Ta Ta's
- Walk 60 miles in 3 days in conjunction with the Susan G Komen for the Cure - breast cancer research fundraising
- School District Foundation, Iowa City Community
- ICCSD Foundation generates funds & assists others in raising funds for the Iowa City Community School District K-12 public schools.
- SCORE #449
- Currently office is open only by appointment. Office phone 338-1662 calls recorded. SCORE provides free and confidential mentoring, coaching and counseling to existing, new, and startup businesses.
- Sertoma Club, Old Capitol
- Old Capitol Sertoma Club holds a fund raising breakfast at the Iowa City Airport the last Sunday in August. Sponsors activities of the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center. Sponsor children with speech and hearing disabilities in summer programs at UI. Give assistance to children with hearing disabilities to attend appropriate camps in Iowa. Provides hearing aid assistance to children in need when parents are unable to afford the full cost of the equipment.
- Service Employees International Union
- Organized locally 1999. Organizing workers to bargain, bargaining collectively, member service.
- Sexual Assault Response Team, Johnson County
- SART is a multidisciplinary team (medical personnel, law enforcement, advocates) to meet medical/legal needs of the sexual assault victim. Sexual assault victims can get a medical evidentiary exam at both UIHC and Mercy Hospitals at no charge. Based on individual needs, preventive medications may be available. To receive services, call the RVAP Rape Crisis Line 335-6000.
- Offers parent to parent support and literature concerning miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of a young child. Also available are parent-to parent contact and education programs.
- Shelter House
- Providing shelter, basic and transitional resources, while encouraging self-sufficiency, to any person in our community who is homeless. Daily sign-up (also referred to as "wait list" at 6 PM. Founded 1983.
Moved to new facility at 429 Southgate Ave on November 12, 2010. Shelter phone is 351-0326
- Sherlock Holmes Society/The Younger Stamfords
- Considers issues related to Sherlock Holmes stories, his life and times. Enjoys each others' company. Organized in 1988. Affiliated with the Baker St. Irregulars. A Scion society.
- Shimek Neighborhood Assn.
- Shrine Club, Iowa City
- Activities include raising money to support Shrine Crippled Children and Burn Hospitals; examples include Iowa Shrine Bowl Game.
- Support group for children who have a sibling with a disablitly.
- Sierra Club, Iowa City Area Group
- To preserve, protect and enjoy the great outdoors. Quarterly meetings explore topics pertaining to preserving the environment.
- Sigma Theta Tau - Gamma Chapter
- Organized 1929. Associated with international Sigma Theta Tau. Honor society of nursing. Group sponsors educational and research reports and programs, sponsors research with grants, and networks with other chapters and professional organizations.
- Organized 10/05. A community gathering from various churches and affiliations. We come together to encourage one another, and show love and support to one another.
- Skating Club, Hawkeye
- Organized for the development of fellowship among figure skaters through the promotion of skill development, education, and
- Snowdrifters, Inc.
- To promote snowmobiling and outdoor winter recreational activities. We also volunteer for other activities that involve trails and the outdoors. Best contacted thru website. Organized early 1970's.
- Soccer Club, Alliance
- Affiliated with the Iowa Soccer Association. Competitive soccer club for youth.
- Social Workers, National Association of, Southeast
- Organized 35 years. Monthly meetings are held for information and interaction for social workers, both practicing and students.
- Softball, Inc., Iowa City Girls
- Purpose is to organize and operate five softball leagues for girls from Kindergarten through 12th grade. League play from April to mid-July
- Soil & Water Conservation District
- The mission of the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District is to clear our water by treating every acre with respect.
- Songbird Project, Inc.; Johnson County
- The Songbird Project organizes and conducts educational programs on birds, bird life, and bird habitat for school students and the general public with special emphasis on increasing awareness of the role birds play in healthy and well balanced ecosystems. The Project also conducts field programs to involve people in direct efforts to enhance bird populations and habitat in Johnson County.
A special project is the restoration of Althea R. Sherman's
(1853-1943) Chimney Swifts' Tower. In cooperation with the Cedar County Historical Society, the tower will be located (along with a museum highlighting the Sherman legacy) at the Bickett-Rate Memorial Preserve near Buchanan, Iowa. The tower has a Certification of Eligibility to be on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Althea R. Sherman Project is a separate committee of the Songbird Project. Barbara Boyle is the Project Director. Their website is:
- South Pointe Neighborhood Association
- Special Recreation for disAbled International
- To Serve and to Advocate Special Play and Recreation
Globally for People with Disabilities: Play for Infants and Children and
Recreation for Youth, Adults, and Seniors. * Focus of services: people with disabilities or who live in the Community, or who are in Treatment and Rehabilitation, or who are in Institutions and Residential Care. * Services: Advisory/Consultation, Awards, Employment Counseling, Professional In-Service Education, Public Information, Publishing, Research, Resource
Information and Referral, International Technical Assistance,
International Information and Referral. Special Projects: * SRDI Global Vision Project: "Global Vision of Rehabilitation and Recreation for
People with Disabilities in the 21 Century Project," conducted by SRDI.
* SRDI Stop Fireworks Injuries, Disabilities, and Deaths Campaign:
Prevention of deaths, injuries, disabilities, and public damage caused by Common, Class C, Street Fireworks. * WEBSITE: Global Vision of
Rehabilitation and Recreation for People with Disabilities in the 21st Century, www.globavisionproject.org Email: 75 articles, 300 pp.
* WEBSITE: American Stop Fireworks Victimization and Ban Common
fireworks Campaign. myweb.uiowa.edu/jnesbitt/fireworks * WEBSITE: ERIC:
>Special Recration for disABLED. www.eric.edu.gov, >search using author
>keywords, "Nesbitt, John A." for 22 documents, 2,892 pp.
- SportAbility of Iowa
SportAbility of Iowa offers competitive and recreational sports for people of all ages with physical and visual impairments throughout eastern Iowa. We believe everyone has the right to enjoy sport and recreation with their friends and family regardless of their disability, and therefore promote inclusive participation in all of our programming. In addition, we offer special programming for injured/disabled veterans and their families. Adaptive equipment and instruction is always provided, and reduced fees for those with a limited ability to pay are available. SportAbility of Iowa is also a Paralympic Sport Club, acting as a vital link to the US Paralympics for aspiring athletes
- Staff Council, University of Iowa
- Represents all University of Iowa non-bargaining Professional and scientific staff members and non-bargaining merit supervisory exempt/confidential staff, to the administration and the Board of Regents. Phone 335-3600 fax 353-2273
- Standing By Words Center
- Stepping Stones Preschool
- Prepare 3-5 year olds for kindergarten socially and academically.
- String Orchestra, Iowa City Community
- Playing music together and providing a free concert at the Englert Civic Theatre. We also showcase works by contemporary Iowa composers, and provide a quality music-group experience for serious amateur musicians in the area. Rehearsal locations vary but have recently been held at the Preucil School of Music. Concerts are usually in March or April, and November. We sometimes do some sight-reading in the summer months.
- Stroke Group
- Provides educational presentations, discussion, mutual emotional and social support, and interaction for persons living with a stroke and their families. Started in 1987. Meetings held in 1st floor conference room. Easy access, valet service. Www.mercyiowacity.org lists meetings.
- Successful Living
- Provide supportive housing, on-site support services, and employment opportunities for low income, homeless, and people with mental illness.
- Suicide Survivor's Support Group
- The Suicide Survivor's Support Group is designed to provide support to those who have lost a friend or loved one to suicide. The support group meetings provide a chance to share and the opportunity to listen to others who have had a similiar experiance.
- Summer of the Arts
- Summer of the Arts is a non-profit umbrella organization whose mission is to build community by bringing people together in the Iowa City Area to experience, learn about, and enjoy the arts. Our primary programming focuses on a variety of summer festivals including the Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Friday Night Concert Series, Free Movie Series, Saturday Night Concert Series and MusicIC.
- SW Estates Neighborhood Assoc.
- Swedish Club of Iowa City
- Meet to learn about Sweden and Swedish tradition. Celebrate major Swedish holidays: St. Lucia & Midsummer. Meetings are about Swedish culture and language: Crafts, Cooking, Cinema, spoken Swedish, Literature and Art. One social meeting each fall.
- Systems Unlimited Inc.
- Systems Unlimited provides personalized services to people with disabilities and other challenges throughout southeast Iowa which help people improve and maintain the quality of their lives.
- T.T.T. Society, National, Chapter CL
- National project is sending young girls to camp.
- T.T.T., Chapter FG
- Organized since May 1972. Affiliated with National T.T.T. Society. Sponsor deserving girl to a broadening camp experience; provide warm clothing articles to elementary schools
- Tallgrass Writers and Illustrators
- We are a group of 5 children's book writers and illustrators
who joined together to foster a broader recognition
of children’s books and those who make them
here in our state of Iowa.
We hope to be part
of wide-ranging discussions--
which may include
the importance of stories in our lives;
where writers and illustrators get ideas for stories;
how those ideas get shaped in the writing process.
Tallgrass Writers Members:
Jaqueline Briggs Martin
- Teachers, American Federation of #716
- Organized for more than 30 years. Lobbying, union solidarity, actions local coalition work for progressive causes and political action. Singing group performs, support for workers' struggles.
- Team Breast Friends
- We will be walking in 60 miles in 3 days on August 2013 Minneapolis, MN with the Susan G Komen for the Cure organization - breast cancer research fundraiser.
- Teen Parent Program
- Provide parent education and support, personal skill building [self awareness]; recreation, independent living skills. Support groups, home visits, individual counseling and support for teen families. Pediatric nurse practitioner on staff to provide health information and referral for pregnant and parenting teens and their children. Housing available for homeless teen families
- Tennis Association, Iowa City
- Administrating body of 'Iowa City Midland Tennis Tournament'; Administrating body of USTA/National Junior Tennis League. Works with the Recreation Center in the summer tennis program. Organized since 1981. Member of the United Stated Tennis Association [USTA]. Involved in all aspects of tennis in the local community. Involved in fundraising.
- The James Gang
- Founded in 2002, the James Gang is a nonprofit grassroots community building organization based in Iowa City, Iowa. The organization is committed to fostering interdisciplinary community development through helping people realize and share their own creative ideas, expressions, and ambitions. The James Gang's primary method to pursue its mission is to create community projects (we call endeavors) designed to be frameworks to help individuals pursue their own creativity. Some of the better known James Gang endeavors include The Coaster Project, The 10,000 Hours Show, Public Space One, the cFree Wireless Network, Earth Expo, Free @rt School, Reclaiming Roots, and Mission Creek Festival.
- Therapy Dogs of Johnson County
- Dog-assisted therapy, both with literacy and in health care settings.
- Think Bicycles
- Promoting bicycles as transportation.
- THIRSTY is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
enjoyment and brewing of beer and other fermented beverages. Our
membership stands at about twenty members, and includes both men and
women whose ages range from 21 to 70. You do not need to be a brewer
to be a member of THIRSTY. All you need is a love of good beer. If you
do brew, however, you will be in good company. Brewers methods range in from extract to all-grainer.
Membership is open to any person age 21 and older. Annual dues are $15.
- Three Brothers Theatre
- Theatrical plays
- Toastmasters Club, Affirmationists
- To improve impromptu and prepared speeches. Learn evaluation and leadership skills. Meetings are at University of Iowa Business College.
- Toastmasters, Old Capitol
- Member club of Toastmasters International. Focus on improving and evaluating communication and leadership skills.
- Tolle Eckhart Group
- Review Eckhart Tolle DVD's, CD's, and tapes. There may be a brief discussion of Eckhart's teachings.
- TOPS IA #168, Iowa City
- Weight control support group. Weigh-in at 7:30-8:55. Meeting 9-9:30
- Trail Foundation, Johnson County
- Organized 12/07.
JCTF is a 501c nonprofit organization. Our goal is to expand and enhance trail and recreational resources in Johnson County. We achieve these goals through fundraising and public awareness campaigns. Main fundraisers each year are Wine Tasting/Silent Auction, Ride for the Trails, and Halloween Costume Party.
We provide funding for trail related endeavors. Ie we purchased the signs marking the trails throughout the county , donate to trail construction / maintenance, and promote all things trail related among other initiatives.
- Triangle Faculty Club
- The members meet once a month from Sept. to April (excluding December) for brunch and a presentation on a wide range of topics, from politics to space exploration, music and art to history and wild life rescue.
- Ty'n Cae Neighborhood Assoc.
- Ukulele Social Club of Johnson County
- To play and learn as a group, the ukulele.
- Unified Youth Drill Team
- Formed 8/05. Young men and women in grades K-12, to learn teamwork, organization, and the value of healthy competition, in a drill setting.
- Unitarian Universalist Book Discussion Group
- Read and discuss books: 1 each month during the academic year. Organized for years. Need not be affiliated with the society.
- United Nations Association-USA, Johnson County Cha
- The Johnson County Chapter supports local school groups going to the Model United Nations at the University of Northern Iowa and the Iowa Youth Symposium on the United Nations in Des Moines. We provide educational programs on the United Nations and advocate for stronger U.S. participation in the U.N.
- United Way of Johnson County, Inc.
- United Way of Johnson County leads social change and unites the community to give, advocate and volunteer to positively impact community conditions and measurably improve lives by focusing on life’s building blocks – education, financial stability and health. United Way: *Researches and assesses community conditions and needs *Develops strategies and targets resources to meet those needs *Delivers results by driving change, monitoring progress and evaluating outcomes United Way is leading our community efforts to achieve 2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good in the areas of: *Education: Improve success for children and youth by decreasing the preparation gaps by 1/3 for school, post-secondary education and work. *Income: Increase by 20% households in Johnson County that are financially stable. *Health: Increase by 1/3 the number of children and adults who are healthy and avoiding risk behavior. To learn more about the 2020 Vision Goals and how to join the LIVE UNITED movement, visit www.unitedwayjc.org
- University Club
- Organized in 1917 by three U of I graduate students. A social and educational organization for women. Membership open to all women with an interest in the University. Includes 30 interest groups. A well attended
A well attended Newcomers interest group is open to new members to the club for their first 4 years of membership as well as membership in The University Club
- University of Iowa Retirees Association
- Programs on a monthly basis(except July and August). Dues, $10 per year. Social functions
- University of Iowa Sailing Club
- Promotes and teaches the sport of sailing, while offering University of Iowa students, faculty, staff and community members access to, and appreciation of, aquatic activities.
Provides funding for travel for the undergraduate racing team
- University Women-Iowa City Branch, Amer. Assoc. of
- AAUW promotes education and equity for all women and girls,
lifelong education and positive societal change. Supports AAUW Educational
Foundation (support for research and educational fellowships)and Legal Action
Fund (grants to person in gender discrimination cases in higher education).
Locally we fund a 'Returning to Learning' scholarship to women at Kirkwood
- Veterans for Peace Iowa Chapter 161
- Educate members and the community on true costs of war. Work within the community to seek justice for veterans and victims of war. We are the Iowa Chapter of Veterans For Peace, a national organization with a 25-year history
- Veterans of Foreign Wars-Weekes-Van Eyck Aux.
- Take care of veterans and their families and all veterans in distress.
- Victim Advisory Board
- Affiliated with Johnson County Restorative Justice Task Force. Plans seamless system of service delivery to all victims of crime. Plan Victim Rights Week activities. Offers support and advocacy for crime victims. Pamphlet on services available. Holds annual Crime Victim's Rights Week ceremony.
- Visiting Nurse Association
- Home and community health services including skilled home care from nurses, therapists, social workers, and home care aides/homemakers.
Community health services provided for elderly at Senior Center.
Home Care Services
* Skilled Nursing
* Maternal/ Infant/ Child Nursing
* Rehabilitation (Physical, Occupational, Speech)
* Cardiac Pulmonary
* Diabetes Management
* Wound Care
* Geriatric Care
* Medical Social Work
* Home Health Aide
* Private Pay Care
* Personal Response System
* Medication Administration System
Community Health Services
* Wellness Clinics
o Blood Pressure
o Cholesterol, Glucose
o Foot Care
o Health Education
* Senior Center Health Suite
* Therapeutic Massage
* Annual Flu Shot Clinics
* Fall Prevention Assessment
Additional Services Available
* Health Promotion
* Personal Response System
* Medication Administration System
United Way Agency, Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc., Medicare Certified
- Volunteer Administrators Network
- The Volunteer Administrators’ Network (VAN) is
composed of professionals who work with volunteers in Johnson County and
surrounding areas. Our mission is to promote volunteerism by networking
with other professionals in the field and providing learning opportunities.
- Walnut Ridge Neighborhood Association
- Washington Hills Neighborhood Association
- Movie nights. Social activities.
- Waterfront Neighborhood Association
- Weeber-Harlocke Neighborhood Association
- Weight Watchers
- Weight reduction-New members attend an hour before first meeting.
- West High PSTO
- Parent support group for students and staff of West High School. Funds a scholarship for West High senior. Meetings held in the library.
- Wetherby Neighborhood Association
- Committed to improving the quality of life in the Wetherby area. Fighting drugs and violence, improving street lighting, rebuilding Wetherby Park, fighting rezoning of south district.
- The Whippoorwill Club is the oldest unaffiliated community club in Johnson County; the club was established in 1902 as a social club by the daughters of early residents. The group's programs often focus on North Liberty development and community interests. The club has 50+ members; new members are by invitation only and initiated annually in April. The club celebrates its anniversary in June at the annual Mothers Picnic, when members recognize the club's heritage and honor deceased members
- White Shrine of Jerusalem, Bethlehem Shrine #8
- This group has been organized since 1919. Principal
activities include awarding Academic Achievement Awards to graduating
seniors in the area; assistance to sick and/or frail who have exhausted
other means; fellowship with other members. One must have a Masonic
relationship to be a member.
- Willowwind School
- Independent school, preschool through grade 6.
Montessori-style preschool ages 3-5 years. Child-centered, hands-on learning, fine arts and Spanish. Multi-age classes. Before and after school care available. Summer programs available. New $3.5 million
- Windsor Ridge Neighborhood Association
- Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program
- The mission of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program is to expand and improve educational and professional opportunities for women in all fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by facilitating individual, institutional and social change. Selected WISE PROGRAMS:
* The WISE Undergraduate Peer Mentoring Program provides academic and social support to approximately 200 undergraduate women in STEM disciplines each year.
* The WISE Living-Learning Community (LLC) provides residential based community-building programs and academic and social support to 82 undergraduate women in STEM disciplines each year.
* The WISE Ambassadors, a student organization, provide outreach to area K-12 institutions and the broader community. They host programs such as WISE Badge Day for area Girls Scouts, serve as speakers at career exploration events, assist K-12 educators in their classrooms, and serve as judges for area science and engineering fairs.
* The WISE Resource Library includes academic journals, magazines such as eSchool, and Diversity; curricular materials with teacher manuals; and a growing number of books related to first-year transition, attribution theory, mentoring, career exploration, and work-life balance. Also available is a collection of hands-on science, math, and engineering projects for K-8 students.
* The WISE Grad-Postdoc Professional Development Workshop Series provides skill building opportunities for women in STEM at a time when they are transitioning from student to professional. Workshops are facilitated by UI faculty and staff and are offered on a rotating basis.
* The Dr. Eunice Beam Travel Grant Program, endowed in 2001, competitively awards six to eight $300 travel grants per year to doctoral women in STEM disciplines who are making oral presentations at meetings significant to their continued academic success.
- Women's Foundation, Iowa
- The Iowa Women's Foundation (IWF) is a nonprofit,
grant-making foundation dedicated to expanding opportunities and promoting
positive social change for Iowa's women and girls. Since 1996, IWF has
awarded over 1/4 of a million dollars to programs in over 60 counties across
Iowa. Internships are periodically available. Volunteers needed.
- Women's Resource and Action Center
- Organized in 1971. Associated with University of Iowa. Provides educational programs, support and discussion groups, counseling, advocacy, library, referrals, workshops, etc. Houses and/or
provides meeting space for other community organizations. Provides
volunteer and internship opportunities.
- Yahoo Drummers
- Gathering to Drum. Amateur drummers are welcome. We explore a myriad of drum traditions. Occasionally sponsor a demonstration by master drummers. Meet at Unitarian Universalist Society 10 S. Gilbert St.
- Yoga Society, Ananda Marga
- Groug meditations, yoga classes, support of service projects locally and in developing countries, vegetarianism promotion, music and dance and presentations on yogic spirituality.
- York Rite Masons, Iowa City Chapter #2 Royal Arch
- Funding for eye disorders. Organized 1845. Funding for arteriosclerosis, scholarship loans.
- York Rite Masons, Swafford Council #28 of Royal an
- Funding for eye disorders. Organized 1845. Funding for arteriosclerosis, scholarship loans.
- Young Footliters
- The Young Footliters is a non-profit organization thatprovides youth in kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity todevelop the numerous creative (writing, acting, set production,costuming, music, etc.) and people skills (poise, confidence, workingwith others) involved in drama. We are a volunteer organization made upof families and community members who are dedicated to creating apositive threatrical experience for our children. Our performancesinclude classics of children's literature as well as original workswritten by our directors and actors. We are affiliated with the IowaCity Community Theater and the Iowa City Recreation Division. There is a teen group called Act 2
Celebrating 30 years in 2-12
- Young Life
- Organized about 1968. Affiliated with Young Life Campaign. Weekly social interaction, small groups and individual counseling, trips and retreats, skill training in self-esteem, communication, friendship, family and the Christian Faith. For high school, and junior high school students.
- Youth Leadership Program, Community
- The Community Youth Leadership Program (CYLP) is for local high
school students who want to learn essential leadership skills and become
engaged in our community. CYLP meets once a month from August - March, for
full day sessions that include panels, tours, and activities to explore
topics of importance of leadership in our community, such as arts & culture,
health care and economics. Students apply in the spring of their sophomore
year to participate in their junior year.
- Zen Center, Iowa City
- Meditation on Sundays at 9 am.
Instruction in Zen meditation on third Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 PM. Retreats. We are a Zen buddhist lay practice group in the tradition of Danin Katagiri
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
- Organized 1980 locally, 1920 nationally.
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