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AALF Leadership Academy

The African American Leadership Academy is designed to develop the next generation of leaders for our community and beyond.  Designed to be more than a collection of in-service programming, the Leadership Academy takes the unique perspective of the African American community and addresses leadership from a variety of perspectives including politics, education, the media, criminal justice and the law, and both non-profit and for profit business.
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One Economy

One Economy is an ongoing initiative of The Directors Council to engage the Polk County community in activities resulting in expanded opportunities for businesses and families of African American and African descent for increased financial capacity.

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AALF Leadership Academy

This 9-month program is designed to develop the next generation of leaders within the African American community using a multi-faceted, engaging, community driven approach.

Black Urban Professionals

Black Urban Professionals [BUP/DSM] is group designed to connect African American professionals in the Greater Des Moines Area. BUP/DSM hosts events and happy hours that aid in cultivating the community. .

One Economy

One Economy is an ongoing initiative of The Directors Council to engage the Polk County community in activities resulting in expanded opportunities for businesses and families of African American and African descent for increased financial capacity.

African American Leadership Forum

AALF convenes organizations united in achieving a common vision. This group focuses on setting and achieving goals with measurable outcomes in each of our areas of concentration.

Doing More in the Core

Doing More in the Core Non-Profit BootCamp assists non-profit organizations to invest in the growth of their and development.

#iAmDesMoines

I Am Des Moines is a capitol city campaign that broadens African-American representation in Des Moines while facilitating diversity and inclusion. The campaign is a capstone project created by the 2014 African American Leadership Academy. .

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