Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

  • IA


2001 Forest Avenue
Des Moines
United States

About Us

Iowa CCI was founded on the simple idea that everyday people be a powerful force for justice.

Our mission is to empower and unite grassroots people from all ethnic backgrounds to take control of their communities; involve them in identifying problems and needs and in taking action to address them; and be a vehicle for social, economic and environmental justice.

Iowa CCI members are everyday people who talk, act and get things done on issues that impact us the most-- issues like a factory farm moving in next door and ruining your quality of life, or shady mortgage lenders taking advantage of hard-working families and causing foreclosures.

For over four decades, we've saved family farms, turned declining neighborhoods around, stopped dozens of factory farms, preserved homes for families, and become a force to be reckoned with.

We have thousands of members across the state from all walks of life – urban and rural, black and white, immigrants and lifelong Iowans – who believe in the power of uniting and standing up for what's right.

CCI staff has more than 100 years of combined experience. They provide training and expertise, but it's our members who provide the focus, leadership and power in numbers to tackle tough issues and get things done

We are one of those unique organizations that is truly by the people and for the people. We believe you don't have to stand by and just let things happen, which is probably why we're growing so much.