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Community Connect: Mentors Inspiring Success

Capturing the wealth of knowledge in our community and cultivating our community's leaders is important to perpetuating the strength and uniqueness of Greater Des Moines. Community Connect: Mentors Inspiring Success sustains and expands leadership throughout the region by inspiring future leaders and givers through meaningful and creative mentoring connections. The program has two key objectives:

  • To connect participants with experienced community leaders, so they may learn and benefit from the mentors' insight and wisdom.

  • To help participants connect with their personal values and purpose, leading to intentional action in the community.


The six-session program, facilitated by OneBody3, occurs in a small-group setting which ensures interaction with each mentor as well as other program participants. In addition, participants are encouraged to meet with the mentors between sessions to fully benefit from the experience.


Community Connect was launched by the Community Foundation in 2012 as part of the Capital Crossroads Vision Plan. The program has transitioned to a permanent home with the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. For more information on Community Connect please visit the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute's website.