News You Can Use – August 3rd, 2011

In today’s News You Can Use, we have educational opportunities from various resources: DMACC Gateway to College, GED/ESL classes, YouthBuild, and Spectrum Resources.


Ready to go back to school? Gateway to College Fall 2011 classes start soon! If you are 16 -20 years old and left high school too soon, enroll at DMACC Gateway to College, (G2C) you can earn a diploma and college credit at the same time! 75 students can be accepted into G2C @ DMACC this fall! REGISTER NOW:  515-697-7847 You must call to reserve a seat! Find us on FACEBOOK:  DMACC Gateway to College or at To be considered you must apply, attend evaluation, and interview-Register TODAY for one of the Gateway to College Information Sessions listed below! All sessions held at Harding Hills DMACC Offices, 3420 MLK Pkwy, Suite 100(next to HyVee on Martin Luther King Pkwy) August 2:  3 pm to 6 pm LAST CHANCE:  August 18: 11 am to 2 pm



YouthBuild Information Meetings Next Cohort! 

DMACC – Community and Workforce Development Construction Prep Alliance-(CPA) YouthBuild 

Tuesday, August 2nd  2011         

Thursday August 4th 20113:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.       

Tuesday, August 9th 2011         

Thursday August 11th  20113:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.Harding Hills Shopping Center (next to Hy-Vee) YouthBuild Classroom3420 Martin Luther King Parkway (MLK) suite 100Des Moines, IA 50310(515-697-7700)  


I.             Introduction of YouthBuild Coordinator / Training Partners

II.            Overview of Program & Selection Process

III.           Components of Program                            Education                                       Construction           

IV.          Questions? Approximate Timeline – YouthBuild Next Cohort  ·        

Now  —–Student recruitment and accept applications    ·        

August 2nd (Tue.)  or (Thurs.) 4th (Tue.) August 9th  (Thurs.) August 11th   -Information Meetings for Student Recruitment·        

Interviews start August 12th 2011     ·         Qualified applicants must go through an interview and evaluation process. Applicants must have a recent CASA Assessment (Applicants can take the CASA free of charge at the Central Iowa Reengagement Center—1251 University Avenue, The shopping center with Family Dollar—before being interviewed  for appointments Josh 868-0233 Felipe 868-0234 ).  ·        

August 26th 2011                                                      Final selections for next cohort              ·        

August 29th  2011                                           Orientation – Mental Toughness – probation begins for next cohort