​​​​​​​​Director

Ahmed Aagyeman
Ahmed A​​​gyeman, Ph.D.
515.360.2541​
akagyeman@dmacc.edu

Assistant Director

Joy Esposito
Joy Esposito
515.697.7736
jnesposito@dmacc.edu


Administrative

Lisa Saffell
Lisa Saffell
Administrative Assistant III

Melody Riley
Melody Riley
Administrative Assistant II

Helen Bothwell
Helen Bothwell
Front Desk

Nadia Ahissou
Nadia Ahissou
Front Desk

Census
Census Lo-liyong​
Program Specialist​

​Job Developers

Maria Tonui
Maria Tonui
Lead Career Coach

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown
Employability Services Specialist

Charles Zanders
Charles Zanders
Career Coach

 

Financial Empowerment Center

Anna Peña
Anna Peña
FEC Site Coordinator

Curtis Baugh
Curtis Baugh
Business Coach

Kent Johnson
Kent Johnson
Financial Coach

Michael Hardat
Michael Hardat
Financial Coach

Kris Markham
Kris Markham
Financial Coach

Sergio Torres
Sergio Torres
Financial Coach

T.J. Dopheide
T.J. Dopheide
Financial Coach

 

Y-EXCL​

Jason Vang
Jason Vang
Youth Program Coordinator

Men On The Move

Dwight Jackson
Dwight Jackson
Community and Business Relations Specialist

Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson
Men on the Move

Digital Literacy

Chloe Nguyen
Chloe Nguyen
Technology Specialist

Marketing 

Demir Alford
Demir Alford
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

​At the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, we're helping families and individuals improve their financial position and connecting them with their work and career goals.

From its location in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa, the state's capital city, the Evelyn K. Davis Center is helping many Central Iowans build their educational and job dreams. This first-of-its-kind center is a beacon for those looking for educational, job training and career opportunities by delivering these workforce services. We're preparing many Central Iowans to find their life's calling as successful, working Iowans. View our annual Community Report

The Center is a partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, The Directors Council and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Along with a grocery store located in the same building complex, the partnership is providing solutions to three crucial needs identified by local residents: workforce training, employment opportunities and grocery and retail services.​

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Who Was Evelyn K. Davis?

Evelyn Davis supported working families in Des Moines by providing affordable childcare for 23 years. She was an advocate for families, connecting with city and political leaders to encourage access to jobs and education. It is our hope that the Evelyn K. Davis Center embodies her spirit, as well as her action.​

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Our Services

Education and Employment

Job research, resume writing, hiring days, employment readiness programs such as WTA, YouthBuild, and PREP

Income and work supportsIncome and Work Supports

Social services, connection to housing and transportation, substance abuse referrals, reentry support

Financial services and asset buildingFinancial Services and Asset Building

One-on-one financial coaching, financial education workshops, credit counseling, home buying