Evelyn K Davis Center Receives Check from Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Posted 1/23/2019

Check Presentation, three people holding large check for $250,000.

DMACC President Rob Denson (left) and Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families Director Marvin DeJear (right) accept a $250,000 Leadership Gift check from Angela Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community Impact Officer, on behalf of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.  The money will be used to help pay for the move and expansion of the EKD Center from its current location at 801 University Avenue in Des Moines to 1171 Seventh St. next door to the DMACC Urban Campus.

The DMACC Board approved the sale of EKD’s current building to C Fresh Market for $700,000 and the purchase of the Anawim building for $1.5 million, which is 23,000-square-feet, nearly doubling the size of the Evelyn K. Davis Center.
The relocation will allow the EKD Center to grow their programs and services, including the Financial Empowerment Center, Youthbuild, Workforce Training Academy (WTA) orientations, English as a Second Language (ESL), job coaching classes, Men on the Move clothing closet and digital literacy classes.

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