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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Baseball, Boys, Iowa City
- This group was organized in 1958. Principal activities: teaching baseball and sportsmanship.
Adding batting cages in 2012
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cohousing, Iowa City
- Interested in starting a cohousing community that focuses on sustainable living.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hiking Club, Iowa City
- Principle Activity is Hiking, other activities may arise at a later time.
- 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.
- 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
- Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County
- To promote and support affordable housing in Johnson County.
- 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/
- 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
- La Leche Leaders of Iowa City
- Breastfeeding support group. We also discuss parenting and childbirth. La Leche League has a lending library.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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 childrenšs 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
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Soccer Club, Alliance
- Affiliated with the Iowa Soccer Association. Competitive soccer club for youth.
- 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
- 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
- Stepping Stones Preschool
- Prepare 3-5 year olds for kindergarten socially and academically.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars-Weekes-Van Eyck Aux.
- Take care of veterans and their families and all veterans in distress.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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