Thursday, May 28, 2015


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   mp900448543        The Job Board      

"To influence and shape policy and practice for the betterment of
Iowa children and families and the organizations that serve them."

2015 Champions for Children Awards

Champions for Children Award Winners 

 The Champions for Children Awards are presented each year to honor legislators who have been advocates for Iowa’s children and families.  

Congratulations Winners:

Senator Amanda Ragan




 Because children do not have a voice, it is critical that we honor legislators and other key decision makers who act as voices for our children and champion services and supports for them.

Managed Care Readiness Strategies


 Thank you to Optum & United

Healthcare for sponsoring

Managed Care Readiness!

Thank you to Amerigroup for

sponsoring lunch!

Coalition Awards

2015 Coalition

Award Winners 

Each year, we like to recognize some exceptional people for the outstanding work that they do.  

The Coalition awards were created by children our members serve with the directions of: the meaning of the Heart and Hand: “A social worker’s heart that is full of love, joy, peace, courage and sprirt and flows out to the children through their hands.”  How do you see this?


Congratulations Winners:

Al Shulte Award: 

April Klemme, Lutheran Services in Iowa

Sue Pitts-Fisher Award: 

Amy Hennies, Boys Town

Friend of Children Award: 

Dan Anderson, Orchard Place

Tom Lewis Award Winner:

Jerry Anderson, Woodward Academy

Child Care Worker of the Year:

Ann Kuiper, Forest Ridge

Mike Rickords, Family Resources

2015 Leadership for Champions


Event Updates

Stay up-to-date on meetings and events with The Coalition:
Upcoming Meetings
Board Day: June 3, 2015
Practice Issues Forum: May 26, 2015
Live Trainings!

Unemployment Services Trust

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Alliance for Children & Families


Child Welfare League of America


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