In the News

Four Oaks Partners With The Waukee Community School District To Stop Child and Teen Vaping

from https://who13.com/news/waukee-schools-adding-vape-detectors-following-west-des-moines-lead/      WAUKEE, Iowa — The Waukee Community School District plans to add vape detectors to some of the bathrooms in its high schools sometime this school year.
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School readiness – beyond the first day of Kindergarten

From the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque: Parents and organizations play important roles in providing children with positive experiences that prepare them for school beginning at birth. Over 16 years,
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Horizons Meals on Wheels partners with Affordable Housing Network at Geneva Tower

The Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI) has partnered with Horizons’ Meals on Wheels to serve congregate meals at Geneva Tower in downtown Cedar Rapids. Starting July 12, residents are able
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The Gazette: Achievement Academy bridges crucial summer learning gaps

CEDAR RAPIDS — Imani Perdomo, a rising fourth-grader at Johnson STEAM Academy, is spending the summer learning and exploring her community at the Achievement Academy at Jane Boyd Community House.
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Iowa Department of Human Services Hosts Roundtable Discussions

On June 22, Four Oaks was honored to be invited by Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Kelly Garcia to participate in a discussion on children’s mental health services and
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AHNI Agin Court Apartments Community Day

Radiant Church Hosts Community Day at Agin Court Apartments

Radiant Church hosted a Community Day at Agin Court Apartments, an Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI) property, on Saturday, June 18. Volunteers from the church cleaned the property inside and
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KCRG: Trauma experts say law enforcement experience extreme trauma while on the job

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – A memorial for Sgt. John Williams was set up at the Coralville Police Department Tuesday to help people deal with grief from their loss. Williams
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Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Donation

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Partners with Four Oaks for Juneteenth Service Project Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the day in 1865 when the last group of enslaved black Americans were freed
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Mackenzie Scott Makes Generous Donation to Four Oaks

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, mom, writer and advocate, has made a generous gift to Four Oaks Family and Children’s Services, an organization that assures children become successful adults. Four Oaks and
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New Director of Affordable Housing Network

Danielle Rodriguez has been named the new director of the Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI). Ms. Rodriguez, who began her new duties March 7, replaces Kim Eiler, AHNI’s director from
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Community Comes Together To Help Geneva Tower Residents

After the fire at Geneva Tower in Cedar Rapids, dozens of people who lived there relied on shelters and friends and family. That includes a Red Cross Shelter at Veterans
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Volunteers Wash Laundry for Geneva Tower Residents

Volunteers met at Clean Laundry at 1420 First Ave. NE to wash laundry for displaced Geneva Tower residents. The residents were evacuated after an abrupt fire started, and many stayed
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Media Contact

Please direct all media inquiries to the team member listed below.

Debbie Craig

Chief Advocacy Officer
Office: 319-784-2242
dcraig@fouroaks.org