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Des Moines Area Community College

* Opportunity Nation Higher Education Council Member


Des Moines Area Community College is the largest community college and a founding leader of Opportunity Iowa, a statewide coalition led by Rob Denson, President of DMACC and Barry Griswell, the former CEO of the Community Foundation of Des Moines.

The Iowa coalition has used the Opportunity Index Index to:
• Raise public awareness about the need to expand opportunity
• Rally over 200 community and education groups to work toward improving county Index Scores
• Influence key political leaders
• Launch a worker-training program with a top local employer connecting people with good jobs that provide family-sustaining wages.


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