Little Free Libraries spread joy of reading, community

Grassroots project has distributed hundreds of books in Wellington Heights

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The Immigrant Experience

Immigrants account for 4.5 percent of Iowa’s economic output

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Community conversations

More than 20 convenings, countless ah-ha moments. Our first year of community engagement and conversations.
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Celebrating Iowa

All summer long, we asked you about your favorite things to do in our state – the places, the food and the events. We found mainstream attractions and hidden gems.
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Fair Housing for all

Enter the video contest and spread the word that everyone in Eastern Iowa deserves a place to live.
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Creating narratives that are helpful in developing our region’s prosperity. We Create Here is a movement, with a mission of collaboration, context and hope for the future.


Live blog: We Create Here at ASNE

Team We Create Here is in Chicago for the American Society of News Editors conference! We’ll be presenting Tuesday afternoon in a session called ‘Growing Audience by Engaging Communities,’ along with our fellow news organizations that are working... read more

The Warehouse on Third wants to showcase new tenants

You’ve almost certainly passed by The Warehouse on Third (600 3rd St SE). The brick building stands on a prominent site on Third Street with dark tinted windows. It started out as a garment factory, where women spent their days hunched over industrial sewing machines.... read more

Through our collaboration with local and national partners, we explore solutions and opportunities in our areas of intent.