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Center for Working Families Model Discussion

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join us for a conversation with Dr. Marvin DeJear, Jr, former executive director of the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families in Des Moines, on August 10 at 1 pm. Dr. DeJear will provide an overview of the CWF model, discuss organizing and implementation of the model in Des Moines and share recommendations on how to get started exploring this model for your community. We will also hear from Kaye Englin, President and CEO at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Kaye will talk about emerging work around the CWF model in the Cedar Valley. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions of the speakers to learn about how best to get started in coordinating partners and support to bring the model to your community. We hope you will join us!


About our Speakers

Dr. Marvin DeJear, Jr., Ph.D, MBA, currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Talent Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.  Prior to accepting that position earlier this year, he was the Director of the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families at Des Moines Area Community College.

During his tenure at the Davis Center, DeJear collaborated with nearly 60 other community-based organizations and businesses to maximize services that promote connecting to income/work support, financial education and asset building, as well as educational, workforce training and employment opportunities within the community. The Center has been open eight years and has reported more than $60 million dollars of impact into the economy and served more than 35,000 individuals since opening.

In addition to having served on The Partnership’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, DeJear’s efforts toward civic engagement include serving on a variety of local, county and state commissions and boards. He also serves as an Opportunity Leader for Opportunity Nation.

DeJear holds a Ph.D in Higher Education, Community College Leadership from Iowa State University. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Iowa State as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from Iowa State.


Kaye Englin is the President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Englin is responsible for the overall day to day leadership of the CFNEIA. Priorities focus on delivering the highest quality of donor services while safeguarding the financial sustainability of the organization through prudent business practices. Through community collaboration, Englin leads the vision to address future opportunities and philanthropic needs.


August 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




Kari McCann Boutell


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