Iowa Job Honor Awards celebrates Iowans, Broadlawns, & Urban Dreams

Broadlawns and Urban Dreams Teach and Tech partnership video

Des Moines-based Broadlawns Medical Center is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Central Iowa, in the heart of a diverse multi-cultural community. “We look at Broadlawns as the anchor for the Northside,” says President & CEO Jody Jenner, “as an organization that can give this part of the community hope.”

To improve the health and economic vitality of the local neighborhood, Broadlawns collaborated with Urban Dreams and Central Iowa HealthWorks to launch TECH and TEACH: programs that offer training and potential employment to people with barriers including criminal convictions. “Broadlawns opened the door for me and changed the trajectory of my life,” says Saleem Hamilton, healthcare tech at Broadlawns, “It’s like the butterfly effect: many lives are affected in so many different ways.”