• Veteran's Parade

    Thank a Veteran

    Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11, a day to mark the remarkable service of America’s military women and men, whose distinguished service and sacrifice for our freedom has been priceless. History tells us that in November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed …

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    International Day of the Girl

    Two years ago, the United Nations declared October 11 as the “International Day of the Girl,” to raise awareness about the issues of gender inequality worldwide. This monumental task is critical for a number of reasons, and the movement provides a number of reasons why …

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    Juggling College and Child Care

    A recent article from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) delivered an eye-opening reality about another issue facing student parents – the cost of child care. The article profiled a young mother, Andrea Fitch, whose parenting experience was both a joy and challenge for her husband and for her.  The high costs of basic […]

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    Violence in Schools and Work

    Last week, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds announced an effort to mentor Iowa’s girls going into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers, Million Women Mentors Iowa. The program’s goal is to recruit 5,000 …

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    The issue of violence continues

    With the release of second video showing professional football player Ray Rice attacking his girlfriend viciously and knocking her unconscious, much more public outcry – on both sides of the issue of violence – has hit the media. It’s disheartening …

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    Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math/Medicine (STEM)

    The newest toys and games for children are making an effort to avoid gender stereotype. They specifically intended to teach girls about careers and new concepts in what we define as “beauty.”

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    When was it excusable to punch a woman in the face?

    As you’ve heard, NFL player Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens was suspended from 2 games for literally knocking out his then-girlfriend (now wife) Janay and dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator where this occurred. He was also fined …

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    Financial Literacy is Key

    A recent study by Rutgers University proved, yet again, that financial literacy is key to economic stability and quality of life – particularly a violence-free life. Victims of domestic violence experience not only physical and sexual abuse. Many victims …

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    Priorities: Education, Income, and Health

    In 2008, United Way agencies across the globe initiated a 10-year program to achieve the following goals by 2018: improve education, financial stability and promote healthy lives.

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    Metro Arts Alliance presents “Leading Ladies of Jazz”

    Chrysalis is partnering with Metro Arts Alliance to present the new series “Leading Ladies of Jazz” – our first concert will be this Saturday evening, 6:30-8 pm at Evelyn Davis Park. Attached is the complete schedule for your information.

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