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Reclaiming the American Dream

November 22, 2013

Last week, Opportunity Nation - a bipartisan coalition of nonprofits, businesses and educational institutions - announced its annual index of how U.S. citizens are doing achieving his or her American Dream. The index looks at a number of factors - jobs, education, community and civic health - to try and quantify the opportunity of upward mobility. Iowa's ranking had some upward mobility, because we moved up a spot coming in at #6. The state's low unemployment and improved education scores like on-time high school graduation and adults with higher education, were reasons for the ranking increase.

Iowa's affiliate organization under the national umbrella includes:
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
  • United Way of Central Iowa
  • Character Count, among others
Read more about Iowa's coalition here.



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