About Us

About the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families

At DMACC’s Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, located on the DMACC Urban Campus, we're helping families and individuals improve their financial position as we help them achieve their work and career goals.


From its location in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa’s capital city, DMACC’s Evelyn K. Davis Center annually serves thousands of central Iowans, helping them realize their educational and job dreams.

In the caring spirit of our namesake, Evelyn Davis, this first-of-its-kind resource center opened its doors in 2013. Since then, it has delivered educational, job training, and career services to unemployed, under-employed and underserved residents of Central Iowa.

The Center is a beacon of hope and promise to many Iowans, and part of a broader mission by DMACC to serve Iowans at all stages in their lives.

We're empowering many central Iowans to find their life's calling as successful, working Iowans. View our annual Community Report.

DMACC’s EKD Center is a partnership that also includes support from the United Way of Central Iowa, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, and The Directors Council. The partnership provides solutions to five crucial needs identified by residents: workforce training, employment supports, personal financial and small business coaching, and youth development programming.