Uplifting communities and organizations working toward an equitable Iowa

We specialize in empowering organizations and marginalized communities through education, research and advocacy.


Providing organizations with expertise, education, and empowerment

Policy & Systems Advocacy

What happens in the Iowa Legislature doesn't stay there. It hits our communities the hardest. We advocate for representation at the Capitol and for laws that protect all Iowans. Learn More

Organizational Development

We support organizations big and small that are doing innovative work in their communities. We can support all areas of growth and want to help organizations thrive. Learn More

Anti-Oppression Trainings

Diversity and Inclusion trainings don't go far enough. It's not about asking people to accommodate people from marginalized communities. It's about causing a radical change of mind and heart with the facts and history of our people. Learn More

Participatory Action Research

Reseach that makes you the expert. We are all experts on our experiences. The people living their situation are also the best people to find the solution. We train on how to do this in your community and can conduct research on your behalf. Learn More

Professional Development

Grow both personally and professionally from our trainings on current issues, organizing, healing and wellness and more. Learn More

Advocacy Training

We are designated to certify culturally specific advocates and homicide and other violent crimes advocates. Become a certified advocate by learning advocacy skills, tools for wellness and more. Learn More

What are the lived experiences of Iowans from marginalized communities?

Our research tells the story of Iowans from marginalized communities. Our findings help shape policy that supports all Iowans.

80% of participants identified documentation and lack of state-issued ID as an issue for the Latinx community. Fear of driving without a valid state license deters community members from driving their children to school, going to work, and caring for their families.


Iowa is one of only 3 states that imposes a lifetime ban on voting for people with felony convictions, meaning that 65,000 individuals and nearly 10% of Iowa's African-American population cannot vote.

Meet our friends & partners


Homicide & Other Violent Crimes Specialist Training

“[This training was] eye opening... [the presenter was] passionate & thoughtful”

“What a welcoming safe environment! A true oasis for lightworkers, people who work hard to better the lives of others, to restore, reflect and learn. Thank you Norio and [Iowa Coalition] team for recognizing a dire need in our community and stepping up to fill it.”

Join the movement.

Become a coalition member to be supported in continuing to create change in your community.

Yvette Herman

ArtForce Iowa

Our Impact

We build more resilient, inclusive communities across Iowa by empowering organizations to center the experiences of marginalized survivors and support their journey toward healing.


Survivors served by member programs last year


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Uniting communities. Promoting equality. Transforming organizations.

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