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Gabriel's Community Story

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Posted by Gabriel Alves on

I want to start by saying that Iowa Central Community College was the door to my life in the USA. I can’t express how grateful I am for the opportunity that I was given to be able to come here to study music. Wonderful people with great hearts such as, Kathleen Schreier, Patty Croonquist...

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Chris's Community Story

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Posted by Chris Helton on

A friend of mine used to wear a t-shirt which had these words written on the front: “Fall Down 7 Times…Stand Up 8!” She wore it during especially difficult times as she battled her alcoholism as a reminder to herself to get back up and move forward. But it applies to all of us...

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Austin's Community Story

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Posted by Austin Hill on

In 2015, our session decided to contribute financially toward two local youth programs. We contributed to the ecumenical youth center, ICKY’s and to Athletes For Education and Success (AFES). Our mission ministry team visited both organizations and felt strongly that our dollars would make...

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Libby's Community Story

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Posted by Libby Redmond on

Since August, I have been spending 10% of my time each week at Duncombe Elementary School working in the first grade classrooms. I chose to work in the first grade classrooms for multiple reasons, one of them because my mother is a first grade teacher at Duncombe. (She has been working in the...

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Sara's Community Story

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Posted by Sara Hill on

I have been spending 10% of my time each week at Hope Sweet Hope Studios. This is the social enterprise of Gateway to Discovery. Gateway to Discovery is a 2-year residential treatment program for women. They learn job skills at Hope Sweet Hope Studios which is helpful upon their graduation from...

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