Providing organizations with expertise, education, and empowerment
Policy & Systems Advocacy
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.
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.
Grow both personally and professionally from our trainings on current issues, organizing, healing and wellness and 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.
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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.”