Community Development

Creative Visions Human Development Institute serves as a community resource to provide information and services that impact the safety and success of economically vulnerable communities.The specific programs include:

Knowledge is Power Series

Community forums designed to provide educational and economic empowerment information to overcome poverty and develop financial literacy.

Traffic Safety

Workshops that promotes traffic safety and the dangers of driving while distracted.

Computer Classes

Meet every Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Each class is 6-8 weeks and weekly attendance is expected. Classes are free and open to the public, but you must register by calling Creative Visions 244-4003.

I Am Green Energy Efficiency Program

The I Am Green Energy program is a multi-lingual program to teach households about the need to reduce their energy use and save money in return. The program provides practical low costs tips that can be used by any household.  The program is co-sponsored by the Iowa Energy Fund and Mid- American Energy. Please contact Creative Visions at  (515) 244-4003 if you are interested in getting your home involved.  You may learn more about the program by visiting the website.

Sunday Feed

A community meal to primarily serve the homeless, elderly and sick and shut-ins.

Peer to Peer Mentor Group.

Open to young women ages 14-18. Provides mentoring and positive support to young women.

In addition to the core programs offered under Community Development, Creative
Visions also provides use of its building to community partners to provide the following community services: Please call Creative Visions for a schedule of times ( 515) 244-4003.

  • Guitar lessons
  • Quilting classes- Meet on Wednesday
  • AA meetings
  • G.E.D. tutorials