Supporters and Partners

The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families is fortunate to have a group of businesses from throughout Central Iowa that are partners in this life transforming Center.

Some are partners in our work space on-the-job training program, giving individuals the chance for new careers and to achieve their life's calling. Other companies are giving financial support because they believe in the spirit and mission of the Center. We are grateful for the generous support of our partners who give so more Iowans can succeed.


The center is a partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, United Way of Central Iowa 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.


The Center partners with multiple community organizations to assist people in gaining employment. Community organizations include:

We invite you to join us and our partners in supporting the Center.

Your gift is tax deductible.

Make a donation to the Evelyn K. Davis Center

Become a Volunteer

Contact Marvin DeJear at
515-697-7700 to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families.

Evelyn's Ambassadors are our circle of volunteers who make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve. Evelyn Davis was an extraordinary woman who motivated people by her involvement in the community. She spoke with the strength of her actions. That's what Evelyn's Ambassadors do too. Our army of ambassadors works directly with Center staff to welcome visitors to the center. Wherever there's a need, Evelyn's Ambassadors are involved making a difference.