Genesis Youth Foundation, a Des Moines-based nonprofit serving refugee and immigrant families, announced Jan. 11 that it will start providing job training and technology and financial literacy programming for adults. Partnerships with Google, Principal Financial, United Way of Central Iowa and Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Iowa Workforce initiatives have made the programs possible, and will also ensure […]

Timothy McCoy was volunteering at Creative Visions, a nonprofit community center in Des Moines, when an employee there approached him about joining Facebook’s new construction training program called Hardhat in Hand. Although McCoy is a certified carpenter and had worked in residential construction, he was hesitant about joining the program. It was the number of […]

The West Des Moines school district’s Community Education Department received a $2,670 award from the Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund to support the new CareerUp program. CareerUp will provide workforce development classes tailored to adult English language learners through appropriate cultural and linguistic approaches, and offer workshop facilitation training to community-based organizations.