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    Each Day in America

    The Children’s Defense Fund is an over-40-year-old nonprofit organization advocating for children throughout the country, particularly poor children, children of color, and children with disabilities. It recently released The State of America’s Children 2017, a summary of national and state data measuring the status of children in 11 areas:  child population, child poverty, income and […]

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    Women’s History Month: Nevertheless, She Persisted

    March 1 marks the annual recognition of Women’s History Month, celebrating the courage and contributions of women throughout our history and today. First launched by the Education Task Force of Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women, “Women’s History Week” was chosen to be the week of March 8 which is also International […]

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    Meet Bonnie St. John

    There’s less than one month until our 2017 INSPIRED Event on Thursday, September 21! Chrysalis chooses speakers for our events that align with or core values, along with the work that we do to support the community. Here are some (of the many) reasons that we believe that Bonnie St. John is a great INSPIRED […]

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    Another Approach to Promoting Pay Equity in Business

    Bonnie St. John, Chrysalis Inspired 2017 keynote speaker recently penned an editorial printed by The Huffington Post: We Already Know How to Close the Gender Pay Gap, earlier this month. Quoting St. John: “Instead of exhorting leaders to work toward equity, their [Salesforce’s] CEO, Marc Benioff, simply mandated that his company would eliminate unequal pay…(he) raised salaries of women and […]

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    Chrysalis’ Work in Responding To and Preventing Youth Violence

    Youth violence is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. The CDC defines youth violence as the “intentional use of physical force or power by a young person between the ages of 10 and 24 to threaten or harm other people.  Young people’s involvement can be as perpetrators, victims, […]

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    INSPIRED 2016 Featuring Dr. Angela Y. Davis

    We are excited to announce Dr. Angela Y Davis will be our renowned speaker at our INSPIRED 2016 event to be held September 29, 2016. Known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad, Dr. Davis will share her knowledge as a student, teacher, writer…

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    First Ever Fritter Friday

                      Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Fritter Friday event held at the wonderful Maharry household and photography studio on May 29th. We are so blessed to have amazing donors that create fun events to help bring awareness to our organization. Thanks to Chris and […]

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    The Back of the Pack

    Jenne Fromm’s life has been one of extremes – from reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (twice!) and running with the bulls in Spain, to surviving the fear, pain, and sometimes-hopelessness of breast cancer…

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    2015 Community Grant Partners

    On Monday, December 8th, Chrysalis Foundation awarded its annual Community Partner grants to Greater Des Moines based agencies that have a mission to improve the lives of women and girls. “Chrysalis partners with organizations that assist girls …

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    Tina Frundt — Human Trafficking Events Recap

    Tina told us that at each public event, trafficking victims approached her afterwards and asked for help. She and Mike Ferjak have coordinated appropriate responses for approximately 10 local victims.

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