Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement


Mission: The vision of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement was born, rather humbly, in the rectory of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waterloo. Iowa CCI was  conceived by a handful of clergy who believed that ordinary people, when given the chance, can be a powerful force for justice.  Iowa CCI members create change through grassroots organizing, educating, and mobilizing on issues that impact our communities the most. Together, we work to put people and planet first by stopping factory farms, ending racist policing and anti-immigrant legislation, and winning bold action on climate change, healthcare, and clean water for everyone.

Location: Des Moines (55 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: We don’t currently have volunteer or internship opportunities at this time, but if you are interested in supporting our work, please check back as needs change!


Contact: Matthew Covington, 515-255-0800,


Operation information: Iowa CCI organizes for justice with thousands of Iowans across the state every year. Members are building the multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-gendered movement we need to make Iowa a better place to live for all of us, no exceptions.   Issue campaigns include climate justice, democracy, farming and the environment, healthcare, immigrant rights and dignity, and racial justice.

Mailing address: 2001 Forest Ave Des Moines, IA 50311, Des Moines

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