Creating Successful Young Adults

Community Youth Concept’s mission is to ensure all Iowa youth have access to high quality opportunities that prepare them for success in school, work, and life.

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What We Do

We manage youth development programs and provide training and technical assistance to youth-serving organizations.

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Youth Programs

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Latest News

November Newsletter

Did you know CYC is currently partnering to evaluate the impact of youth engagement in service learning on academic outcomes? Preliminary results from CYC’s pilot group for this research shows that 73% of youth who participated in service learning had an...

We Can’t Wait to Celebrate with You!

Community Youth Concepts is having a Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 9th from 5:30-7:00.  There will be games, holiday goodies, crafts and other fun activities.  Doors will open at 5:00 and all are welcome!  Gather your family, friends, and neighbors and get ready...

You’re Invited to CYC’s Open House!

Join us to celebrate our move to our new home at 1446 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy in Des Moines! When: October 7th, 2014 3:30-5:00 PM Why: Tour our new space and learn about our Fall programs for youth! If your organization happens to have coffee cups, please bring one...


Not only do we set high goals for our community, we also set high goals for ourselves.

I know about some of the problems and needs in my community.

  • Before 65%
  • After 94%

I take pride in being part of the community.

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  • After 86%

I know about ways to be involved in my community.

  • Before 60%
  • After 86%

I feel valued by adults in my community.

  • Before 69%
  • After 91%

I have the skills to help organize and carry out a community project.

  • Before 61%
  • After 91%

I can make a difference in my community.

  • Before 79%
  • After 95%


We allocate our resources to best serve our community.

Program Expenditures


Training & Technical Assistance


Youth Programs



Support & Revenue


State & Federal Grants


Corporate Sponsorships


Training & Consultation Fees


United Way and Public Support

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