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Tickets on Sale for CYC's 10 Year Anniversary Spotlight on Service Event

On March 29th, Community Youth Concepts presents Spotlight on Service, our fourth annual fundraising event and 10 Year Anniversary at the Younkers Tea Room! We’ll have a Spotlight on Service Pre-Event from 4:30-5:30pm where we’ll celebrate volunteer service by students in the state of Iowa and recognize CYC Seniors.  This event is free but registration is required.  Click Here to RSVP to the Spotlight on Service Pre-Event.

From 6:00-9:00pm we’ll have our Spotlight on Service Evening Event where we’ll recognize outstanding volunteers and present our Youth of the Year Scholarship Winners. Enjoy drinks along with hors d’oeuvres, learn more about CYC and help us sustain our programs, which encourage community engagement and develop youth who are well rounded, socially and emotionally healthy, and academically prepared to contribute to our great state.  Purchase tickets to the Spotlight on Service Evening Event for an exclusive price of $50 until March 9.  You can also purchase a table for eight for $500.  Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets or Table for the Spotlight on Service Evening Event.

GEAR UP Iowa Students More Likely to Enroll in College

An increase in college enrollment rates and a substantial reduction in the enrollment gap for low-income schools were the central findings of an analysis of the impact on Eastern Iowa schools taking part in GEAR UP Iowa from 2008 to 2014, according to a study to be released today.  To view the entire press release, click here.

USGBC IOWA Partners With CYC To Create Better Health Outcomes

Des Moines, IA (October 16, 2017) – Community Youth Concepts (CYC) and the Iowa Market Leadership Advisory Board for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the completion of the state’s first ADVANCE project. The goal of the ADVANCE program is to enhance equity in sustainability; the program is designed to meet organizations and communities wherever they are on the path to sustainability and assist them along that path.  One of the first projects to come from this partnership is the installation of solar panels at CYC’s facility.  To view the entire press release, click here.