Uplifting communities and organizations working toward an equitable Iowa

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

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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





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





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





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





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





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





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

Advocate

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.

6,555

Survivors served by member programs last year

1,667

Professionals & community members trained last year

17

Programs in our member network

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