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Staff Spotlight: Jessica Kincaid

This month, we are excited to feature staff member Jessica Kincaid in our spotlight! Jessica has been with the YWRC full time for three years, but her time with us began earlier with internships in the summer of 2015 and winter of 2016.   “The opportunity to intern here was sent to me by a […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Alyssa Zipperer

“I have always enjoyed spending time with kids — and volunteering at the YWRC during their Young Mom’s program allows me to do that. It’s great getting to know the amazing kids, moms and fellow volunteers that are involved in the YWRC. My favorite thing to do as a volunteer is caring for the babies. […]

Board Spotlight: Maria Volante

This month, we are excited to spotlight our newest board member, and dedicated volunteer, Maria Volante. Maria first got involved with the YWRC when she accepted, and dominated, the role of 2018 YWRC Gala co-chair with her sister, Georgette Longnecker. The two were also co-chairs for the 2019 event and even shared photos of their […]

Spotlight: A Year in Review

2019 has been a great year for new beginnings, whether it’s from starting programs or creating new positions. As we wrap up the year, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate these changes. Here are a few examples of how we’ve grown: High School Credit Recovery Program In partnership with the Des Moines Public […]

Supporter Spotlight: Tiffany Strim

We are excited to celebrate one of our most dedicated and long-term supporters, Tiffany Strim! Tiffany has been involved with the YWRC for more than 12 years. “I have been connected with YWRC, for over 12 years. Prior to working at Hoover with SUCCESS, I collaborated with them through previous positions in the community that […]

Special Announcement: New Executive Director Named

After an extensive hiring process, we are pleased to share with you that Kari Zimmerman, LMSW, LCCA will be joining the YWRC team as Executive Director on January 2, 2020! Kari joins our team with more than 12 years of non-profit experience, six years of which have been in leadership positions. Her expertise includes residential […]

Staff Spotlight: Klarque Denman

We are excited to spotlight one of our newer team members this month, Klarque Denman! Klarque is part of our Young Moms team as a Childbirth and Perinatal Specialist. She is also a doula and supervises the YWRC’s doula program. “I strive to help young moms with their needs, questions and overall success! I go […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sidney Pezley

Sidney Pezley is a strong supporter of local girls and young women, and started as a weekly volunteer at the Young Women’s Resource Center in the beginning of 2019. She supports the YWRC with a variety of database and donor acknowledgment projects. “As part of the volunteer work I do, I get to see the […]

Board Spotlight: Jill Lippincott

The YWRC has had the privilege of receiving Jill Lippincott’s support for six years. She has been an active volunteer throughout this whole time and is always willing to step in to help. “I became involved with YWRC through the recommendation of a friend who was involved in the organization, believed in its mission and […]

Supporter Spotlight: Beth Mensing

Beth Mensing has been a key supporter of the YWRC for more than a decade, whether it’s through the sharing of new trainings, anatomically correct plush reproductive models or new teaching resources. Through her current work with Planned Parenthood of the North Central States, Beth ensures she is up-to-date on age appropriate, fact based reproductive […]