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Global Gardening & How to Get Involved:

By Kendall Barbacovi, Communications & Development Coordinator Hope your summer is going well, CommUnity has some exciting food news! Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator, Amel Ali, has recently gotten into the summertime spirit by planting veggies including heirloom seeds

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Mental Health Awareness Month with Amel

https://www.builtbycommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/fb22676f-e83e-44df-944f-991f28ee8279.mp4 Video Interview Transcript: Mental Health Awareness Month with Amel You know, we’re not going to talk about it. We’re not going to, you know, say that we’re sad or whatever you pick yourself up and don’t cry, all of

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On House File 613

By Co-Chairs Eddie Etsey and Karen Shemanski As co-chairs of the board of CommUnity, we write in opposition to House File 613, legislation that would dramatically cut food assistance to Iowans, rejecting federal money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Meditation on Sour Patch Kids

By Emma Huntzinger, Communications Manager Today, I’m finding awe in the five blue Sour Patch Kids laying on my desk. Loose sugar loops them like halos, little sour angels, and reminds me of the “sweet” part of their ad campaigns

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Youth Mobile Crisis Response Expansion

Tell me a bit about yourself. Parth Patel, Youth Mobile Crisis Coordinator: I’m Parth and I’m the Youth Mobile Crisis Coordinator at CommUnity Crisis Services. I love being able to support youth in getting to a level of functioning before

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