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Volunteer Opportunity: Literacy Coaches Needed at Adult Literacy Center at DMACC

Posted September 28, 2023

​Did you know that 1 in 6 Iowa adults are living with a hidden barrier to achieving their goals because they can't read?

The Adult Literacy Center at DMACC is a free resource for Central Iowa adults who need help with their reading, writing and/or speaking skills. The Center's mission is to improve literacy, resulting in enhanced self-esteem, daily living and lifelong learning. And volunteers help make it possible!

How can you help? 

Right now, the Center is looking for some additional Volunteer Literacy Coaches to work with local adults on their reading, writing and/or speaking skills. Volunteers work with an individual student, which is an impactful and rewarding experience for both the student and the volunteer. All DMACC students are encouraged to consider volunteering! Plus, if you are interested in pursuing a career as a teacher or working in a human services field, this is an excellent opportunity to gain additional experience and build your resume.

Next steps:

If you'd like to learn more and get involved, the Adult Literacy Center at DMACC​ will hold its next Volunteer Orientation Session from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thur., Oct. 12th, at the DMACC Urban Campus in downtown Des Moines.

To attend the session, just RSVP to Vickie Merrifield by calling (515) 241-7517 or emailing vlmerrifield@dmacc.edu​.

Also, if you aren't available to attend/have a scheduling conflict with the Oct. 12th session but would still like to learn more, please be sure to contact Vickie as well.

To visit the Adult Literacy Center at DMACC online, just click here​.​​

Join the Healthiest State Annual Walk at DMACC on Oct. 4th

Posted September 27, 2023


Save the date and get your walking shoes ready!

​Join us for ​​the Healthiest State Annual Walk on Wed., Oct. 4th, at a DMACC location near YOU.

This annual walk is a great opportunity to join thousands of other Iowans, statewide, for a 30-minute walk.

For more information and t0 sign up, just click on the following location links:

​Is your DMACC Campus or Center interested in hosting a walk on Oct. 4th and not currently listed above? Please email Heather Plum at hlplum@dmacc.edu.

Sept. 20th-Oct. 11th: Latino Heritage Events at Urban Campus

Posted September 20, 2023

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The DMACC Latino Club invites all DMACC students, staff and faculty to enjoy a variety of upcoming Latino Heritage events in Bldg. #7 at the Urban Campus!

  • ​Pan Dulce: Wed., Sept 20th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Papel Picado: Wed., Sept. 27th, ​10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Pop Corn: Wed., Oct. 4th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Baila Conmigo: Wed., Oct. 11th, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.​

With any questions, please email Ivon Mihura at imihura@dmacc.edu​.