A Clean Slate. Iowa Legal Aid clinicIowa Legal Aid Clinic

June 10, 2017, 9 am - 1 pm

Register with the Evelyn K. Davis Center by May 16 to find out if you're a qualified candidate!
Call 515-697-7700

If you face one or more of the following obstacles because of a criminal record, you might qualify to receive free one-on-one assistance from an attorney at Iowa Legal Aid's upcoming clinic.

  • struggling with finding housing or employment
  • court debts (fines, restitution, public defender fees, jail fees, etc.)
  • struggling with registering your vehicle or getting a Driver's License
  • juvenile cases, aquittals, dismissals or deferred judgements on your record.

To register, please visit

Download Iowa Legal Aid Clinic flyer


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Building Strong African American Families

For Parents and youth 10-14 years old

This is not a parenting class. This is a chance for you and your child to learn from each other and work together:

  • Through Disagreements
  • To reduce arguments
  • To better understand each other
  • Ultimately, to strengthen your family

Free Childcare, Food, and a Supportive Learning Environment for both Parents and Youth.
Free tickets to the Iowa State Fair for the family with completion of the 7 classes! *incentive subject to change

We look forward to seeing you! To register please visit

We'll meet:


May 11th - June 22nd

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Evelyn K. Davis Center
801 University Ave #3
Des Moines, IA 50314

For more information: 

Please call Dr. John Douglas or Lenny Bell at 515-967-7700


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​ Financial Capability Network 

Take charge of your finances. Attend budgeting workshop or meet with a financial coach through the Financial Capability Network.​​​​​
Learn more





The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) has replaced the GED in Iowa. HiSET prep classes are held several day a week for eight weeks at the Evelyn K. Davis Center.
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Homework coaching is available for middle and high school students during the school year.
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Fatherhood Classes Fatherhood Classes

Encouraging and equipping men to effectively father the next generation.

A facilitated, peer-driven, small group format that will cover discipline, communication, formative relationships, father-mother partnership, physical and emotional development and social modeling.

For Fathers of All Stages:

  • New Dads
  • Divorced Dads
  • Dads of Teenagers
  • Dads of Young Children
  • Formerly Incarcerated Dads
  • Foster Care Dads
  • Faith-based and Non Faith-based Dads
  • Teen Dads
  • Men in Fathering Roles

Sessions held on:

Mondays: 5-7pm

Tuesdays: 10am-12pm

​Meals and instructional materials provided.


Evelyn K. Davis Center
801 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314


Please call Keith Meeks at 515-339-1210 or


Need a tutor? Need a #TutorHero?

#TutorHeroes are among the best from Drake University, Grand View University and DMACC.

Our job is to mentor students to success! #TutorHeroes work with 7th-12th grade students on the following:



  • All common school subjects
  • ACT preparation
  • College preparation
  • Study skills
  • And much more!

We Meet:

Tuesdays 5-7pm

Wednesdays 5-7pm

Thursdays 5-7pm


Evelyn K. Davis Center
801 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314 

Masters Business Bootcamp

Masters Business Bootcamp leads existing small businesses to the next level of success. Learn from marketing, accounting, and strategic professionals in this six-week course.
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Men on the move Men on the Move*

Men on the Move is a career clothing closet where men who have been selected for an interview or a new position can get fitted for and receive suits and other necessary clothing for work.

Learn more


*New Hours For Men on the Move Clothing Closet
Effective March 7th
By Appointment Only
Tuesdays: 10 am 12 pm
Wednesdays: 11 am -1 pm


Nonprofit Bootcamp

Nonprofit Bootcamp is a four-week course that provides nonprofit leaders access to expertise in accounting, marketing, grant writing, and more.
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Secrets for Success 

Secrets for Success is a four-week, monthly course that prepares you for your next interview and career. You'll learn interview skills and on-the-job skills, as well as have the chance to meet with employers and apply for jobs.
Register for the next session


Workforce Training Academy 

Earn a certificate for a career in a high-demand field, such as manufacturing, transportation, business administration, health care, or hospitality.
Learn more


YouthBuild is a seven-month program for young adults that combines preparation for your High School Equivalency test with on-the-job construction training.
Learn more