Experience Mardi Gras in Des Moines!

​You'll experience the tastes and sounds of the Big Easy in the elegant surrounds of the World Food Prize while supporting Des Moines Youth Employment.​

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Public Allies Info Sessions


Wednesday, May 22

Thursday, May 30​

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Center Closed

​In observance of Memorial Day, the Evelyn K Davis Center will be closed Monday, May 27, and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Career Fair

​We will have various employers onsite to meet and greet, interview, and complete applications for employment opportunities. 

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Upcoming Events & Classes


Our job is to mentor students to success! #TutorHeroes work with 7th-12th grade students.
  • May 23, 2019
  • May 28, 2019
  • May 29, 2019
  • May 30, 2019

Digital Literacy (Basic)

You will learn: -Microsoft Word Basics, Email, Internet Safety, Internet Searching, Job Applications, and storing documents.
  • May 29, 2019

Men on the Move

Men on the Move is a career clothing closet where men who have been selected for an interview or a new position can get fitted for and receive suits and other necessary clothing for work.
  • May 28, 2019
  • May 29, 2019


National Career Readiness Certificate is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information. Assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world. The NCRC assists a job candidate to: - Demonstrate to others (educators and employers) their transferable employability skills. - Compare their work readiness skill level to the skill levels required for jobs they want. - Once employers know their skill level, they can determine who will be a "good fit" for job openings. Please contact 515-697-7700 to register.
  • May 29, 2019
  • June 03, 2019

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​Our incredible partners

  • 5th Judicial District
  • Bankers Trust
  • Bridgestone
  • Broadlawns
  • City of Des Moines
  • Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
  • Des Moines Public Schools
  • Drake University
  • Dress for Success
  • Goodwill
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hy-Vee
  • Iowa Center for Economic Success
  • Iowa Department of Human Services
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Iowa State University Extension
  • Kelly Services
  • Knapp Properties
  • Kum and Go
  • LGC Hospitality
  • Lutheran Church of Hope
  • Mens Wearhouse
  • Metro Waste Authority
  • Mr. B Clothing
  • Prairie Meadows
  • Prelude Behavioral Services
  • Ruan
  • Ryan
  • The Directors Council
  • United Way
  • UPS
  • Veridian Credit Union
  • Wesley Life
  • YMCA