The Evelyn K. Davis Center will soon be relocating to a new building next to the DMACC Urban Campus. The move is scheduled to take place in mid-March 2019. Learn more...
At the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, we're helping families and individuals improve their financial position and connecting them with their work and career goals.
From its location in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa, the state's capital city, the Evelyn K. Davis Center is helping many Central Iowans build their educational and job dreams. This first-of-its-kind center is a beacon for those looking for educational, job training and career opportunities by delivering these workforce services. We're preparing many Central Iowans to find their life's calling as successful, working Iowans.
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The Center is a partnership between the
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, The Directors Council and
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Along with a grocery store located in the same building complex, the partnership is providing solutions to three crucial needs identified by local residents: workforce training, employment opportunities and grocery and retail services.
Job research, resume writing, hiring days, employment readiness programs such as WTA, YouthBuild, and PREP
Social services, connection to housing and transportation, substance abuse referrals, reentry support
One-on-one financial coaching, financial education workshops, credit counseling, home buying
Evelyn K. Davis supported working families in Des Moines by providing affordable childcare for 23 years. She was an advocate for families, connecting with city and political leaders to encourage access to jobs and education. It is our hope that the Evelyn K. Davis Center embodies her spirit, as well as her action.
Amber Alli Marketing & Media Relations Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason VangProgram Specialist/Public Allies Iowa AmeriCorps515.697.1459Jcvang1@dmacc.edu
Fernando AveigaAsset Development Associate515.email@example.com
Lenny BellDMACC YouthBuild Director515.697.7768Llbell3@dmacc.edu
Helen BothwellNCRC Test Proctorhlbothwell@dmacc.edu
John DouglasSAAF Program Coordinatorjrdouglas3@dmacc.edu
Charles ZandersREACH Career Coach515.697.1475Cwzanders1@dmacc.edu
Joy EspositoCommunity Resource & Outreach Specialist – Living Well Together515.firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela GaddyWorkforce Training Academy Specialist515.email@example.com
Benjamin BellFatherhood Education Facilitatorbcbell648@gmail.com
Dwight JacksonCommunity & Business Relations Specialist515.697.7728Dajackson7@evelynkdaviscenter.org
Charlene JohnsonFront Desk515.697.7700Csjohnson6@dmacc.edu
Talmadge KeownDigital & Social Services Specialist515.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachelle LongCommunity & Business Relations Specialist515.697.7728Rlong11@evelynkdaviscenter.org
Cheryl McCrackenWorkforce Training Academy – Administrative Assistant515.697.7713Camccracken1@dmacc.edu
Keith MeeksFatherhood Education Facilitatordwpdsm@gmail.com
Melody RileyAdministrative Assistant II515.697.7700Mariley33@dmacc.edu
Lisa SaffellAdministrative Assistant III515.email@example.com
Mary ChapmanVice President – Emeritus/DMACC Ambassador
Deidre DeJearProgram Coordinator – Financial Empowerment Center918.260.4264
Workforce Training Academy Pathway Specialist
YouthBuild Program Manager
Workforce Training Academy Specialist
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Evelyn K. Davis Center
for Working Families
801 University Ave, Unit 3
Des Moines, IA 50314
Saturday: 9AM-12PM (2nd Saturday of the Month only)