Community Learning Series

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is hosting the Community Learning Series two to three times each year to provide an opportunity for community members to come together to learn, grow and collaborate. The Series is part of our efforts to elevate awareness, generate discussion and encourage action around issues of broad community importance.

The Community Learning Series is free and open to the public, and the topic will vary to address current community needs and concerns. The format and location of the Series will also vary to make sure we’re allowing for discussion, information sharing and a diverse set of perspectives. Some of the Series will be presentations or learning opportunities, others will be panel discussions or roundtables.

Kate Brick

Director of State & Local Initiatives
New American Economy


Gateways for Growth
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Gateways for Growth is a national program recently brought to Cedar Rapids to help attract, retain, and include immigrants in our community. Gateways for Growth is a program of New American Economy and Welcoming America. The City of Cedar Rapids, in partnership with the Economic Alliance and the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is coordinating the effort locally with grant support from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Join us as Kate Brick, Director of State & Local Initiatives with New American Economy will share recent statistics about local immigration.

RSVP here or call 319-774-2375 by Friday, October 25.



Growth, Inclusion and Opportunity in the Local Economy
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Key Presenter: Susan Longworth, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
For a summary of this event, click here.