Education Alliance

The goals of the of the education alliance is to give refugees of all ages access to formal and informal education opportunities to help support cognitive and social development to help with transitioning to education systems.


Links to the Education Workgroup Parent Videos
These videos are translated in Vietnamese, Somali, Nepali, Burmese, Kunama, Swahili, Spanish, Hakha, Arabic, and Karen.

School Attendance:
RACI Education Parent Video

Coordinating Providers

Bethesda Evangelical Church

Bureau of Refugee Services

Catholic Charities

Children and Families of Iowa

Community Youth Concepts

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

Des Moines Public Schools

Des Moines Public Schools--Early Childhood

Drake Adult Literacy Program

Drake Head Start


2309 Euclid Ave. | Des Moines, IA 50310

Evelyn K Davis Center for Working Families

Homes of Oakridge

Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral

Iowa International Center

Iowa State University-Communities Extension and Outreach

Lutheran Services of Iowa--Refugee Community Services


United Way of Central Iowa

USCRI (US Committee on Refugees and Immigrants)

Zion Lutheran Church

Education Alliance Chair

Ashlee Swinton