About Our Members
*We currently have 98 member organizations. (full list)
American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrants’ Voice Program (IVP) is a Board of Immigration Appeals recognized agency. BIA-accredited staff fill out immigration forms and provide legal advice. IVP also works toward the full integration of immigrants in society through Know Your Rights workshops, public education, and legislative advocacy.
At Bankers Trust, our commitment to diversity is one of our core values. The heart of our philosophy is the principle of Respect for the Individual. We embrace and honor the various cultures and backgrounds of our employees, our clients and our community.The shared spirit between this corporate philosophy and our diversity efforts is clear. Twenty percent of our employees are non-white and we speak 18 different languages. We value the work of the Iowa Immigration Education Coalition with its focus on common sense policies that enhance our state’s economy and affirm the dignity of immigrants.
The mission of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is to empower and unite grassroots people of all ethnic backgrounds to take control of their communities; involve them in identifying problems and needs and in taking action to address them; and be a vehicle for social, economic, and environmental justice. CCI’s Latino Organizing Project unites and engages Latino members and their allies in a collaborative and participatory process to develop Latino leadership and build the power necessary to challenge unjust structures and win on issues that affect the Latino community, including wage theft and workers’ rights, access to quality education, and fair immigration reform.
Coopera Consutling partners with credit unions seeking to reach the Hispanic market as an opportunity to grow in membership and assets. Coopera is owned by the Iowa Credit Union League and works with credit unions of all sizes throughout the country as well as with national and international credit union systems. Our immigrant ancestors, thanks to their perseverance, work ethic, and vision, have always strengthened our country. While each new immigrant population is a reminder of this, it is an easy fact to forget. The United States retail financial service system currently needs the vitality that immigrant communities offer as much as immigrants have a need for dignified financial services. www.cooperaconsulting.com/
Founded in 1995, Global Reach Internet Productions is one of the most respected web development firms in Iowa and the Midwest. Our client base of nearly 750 organizations is made up of small, medium and large enterprises, representing a wide range of industries. Global Reach has experienced steady organic growth and part of our success can be attributed to our ability to hire immigrants.
Heartland Area Education Agency
Heartland Area Education Agency is a vibrant agency involved in supporting educators parents, and students in the central Iowa region. We pride ourselves in bringing light to a variety of educational issues, including the educational impact of refugees and immigrants on Iowa School districts. We strive to increase student achievement.
Hola Center is a non-profit organization that provides services to Latinos in Des Moines(direct services, referrals and advocacy) our agency was incorporated in 2005 and since then has been doing a legal clinic with the collaboration of the Iowa Bar Association, volunteer lawyers project. This program provides the opportunity to immigrants who do not qualify for legal services elsewhere to received free legal advice in many areas. The Issue of immigration comes to the surface everyday at our center, we talk with immigrants who have been arrested, are in deportation proceedings, or simply are trying to obtain documents to stay in this country. We do not have an attorney at the center but do our best to referrer our clients to local providers that can help them resolve their problems.
The Iowa Council for International Understanding (ICIU)
ICIU is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization formed in 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa with a mission of "building cultural respect, at home and around the world, one person at a time." ICIU's programs and services seek to achieve this through: interpretation and translation services, education programs, international visitor programs, and the Iowa Global Connect program.
The Iowa Federation of Labor
AFL-CIO is the state organization representing unions and workers throughout Iowa. The mission of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and nation.
Iowa Safe Schools is a statewide organization committed to creating safe, healthy, and supportive schools and communities for Iowa's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. Immigration has impacted and will continue to impact every school and community in Iowa. Providing resources and information to schools on issues related to immigration is pivotal if we wish as a state to improve graduation rates, increase student performance, and decrease dropout rates among youth. There are 41 people involved with Iowa Safe Schools.
Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo Amanecer (L.U.N.A.)
L.U.N.A.'s goal is to provide 24-hour crisis intervention, legal immigration advocacy, and on-going support/advocacy to immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, with an emphasis on providing these services in a culturally-specific context to the Latino Community. The mission of L.U.N.A. is to empower, educate and advocate for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community, so that they may build futures free from violence.
The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. LULAC Council 10 believes the current approach to immigration is disconnected from the issue and holds a “It’s better than nothing” philosophy, which does not address immigration thoroughly but perpetuates and worsens present grievances.
Methodist Federation for Social Action
The Iowa Chapter of the National MFSA seeks to move the church to be an inclusive, justice seeking, and risk taking Body of Christ in the world. It works with other organizations in the community to bring about a more just and peaceful world.
The Network Against Human Trafficking (NAHT)
NAHT is an Iowa-based non-profit organization with the mission to coordinate Iowa’s solution to end human trafficking through coalition building, raising awareness, providing education and promoting advocacy. Immigration policy is important to our efforts to end human trafficking because it negatively affects our work. Thousands of victims of human trafficking are brought into the United States every year. These victims are treated as criminals for immigration-related violations rather than as victims as prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (VTVPA) of 2000 and its reauthorizations in 2003, 2005 and 2008. These victims are often afraid of immigration authorities given their practices and governing policies.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Proteus, Inc.'s mission is to provide farmworkers, immigrants, and others with a variety of services that improve their health, education, and economic opportunities. Proteus, Inc. is a statewide non-profit agency that began in 1983. Proteus, Inc. operates the National Farmworker Jobs Program, Migrant Health Project, and Latino/Hispanic Alliance for Tobacco-Control & Health (LATCH) in Iowa. Proteus, Inc. also has food and clothing pantries in each office and a Homeless Project in Polk County.
Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton