Community Learning Series

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is hosting a quarterly Community Learning Series 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.


Dates and topics for the 2020 Community Learning Series will be forthcoming.



Gateways for Growth 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Key Presenter: Kate Brick, Director of State & Local Initiatives, New American Economy
For a summary of this event, click here.

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.