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#MeToo Lives On

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The #MeToo movement lives on. Earlier this month, actor, and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom (who is married to California Governor Gavin Newsom) testified as “Jane Doe #4” in the trial...
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Defining Power

Monday, November 21, 2022
We’ve likely heard more than enough about the mid-term elections. Although several races are yet to be determined across the country, women still fall short in...
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Bullying Doesn't Stop in Childhood

Thursday, October 13, 2022
We all remember who the school bully was, and how we felt when it happened to us. But bullying doesn’t stop in childhood – and often occurs in the workplace. October is...
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Iowa Child Care Crisis

Thursday, October 6, 2022
For many working families, decisions about placing their children in childcare is a tough decision and finding options can be a difficult task. One way is to use the Iowa...
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Making Women's Leadership a Priority

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Chrysalis has long made women’s leadership a strategic priority in our work. The Girl Scouts Research Institute (GSRI) recently sampled 3,000 girls/young...
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Inspired Men Campaign

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
On September 15, Chrysalis held our first event designed to enlist men in the support of Chrysalis while helping them understand the role boys and men play in the success of girls and...
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Remembering 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Today marks the 21st anniversary of the most tragic event in our country’s history. The numbers were staggering: 2,753 persons killed in New York 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23...
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Student Loan Forgiveness

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Last week President Biden announced that $20,000 of student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients would be forgiven, $10,000 for many other borrowers, that the federal...
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How CAS Helps with Mental Health

Monday, August 1, 2022
Starting Saturday, July 16, a new way to reach out for help became available for anyone struggling with mental health troubles by calling or texting 9-8-8. Similar to 9-1-1, these...
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The Start of Chrysalis and the Women’s Funding Movement

Monday, July 11, 2022
There is a rich history that led to the creation of Chrysalis and led the women’s funding movement in the US. Here is a brief overview of the history of the nonprofit sector, women’s...
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What is Reproductive Justice?

Monday, July 11, 2022
This past week has been difficult. However you feel about abortion, the Supreme Court decision was a blow to bodily autonomy and ability to make personal health care...
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The Importance of DEIA and Intersectionality

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Chrysalis’ current strategic plan includes several efforts toward ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our policies, our training and education activities, and our...
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Every Kid Healthy Week

Monday, May 2, 2022
April 25-29, is Every Kid Healthy Week, an observance focusing on raising awareness about the health of children. This recognition was started in 2002 by Action for Healthy...
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Building Stronger Connections to Schools

Monday, March 14, 2022
The Iowa Legislature recently announced it was considering a 2.25% increase in its state allocation per pupil in Iowa’s public schools. This year, Iowa allocated $7,048 per...
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An answer to the qualified workforce shortage? Support women.

Monday, February 21, 2022
Over 50 years ago, our country had the opportunity to support working women in a significant way. But when then-President Nixon vetoed the Comprehensive Child Development Act – bipartisan...
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Continued Stresses for Adolescents During the Pandemic

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
In December 2021, a rare public advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy stated, “the coronavirus pandemic intensified a rise in adolescent depression,...
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Social Issues Affecting the Future

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Looking ahead, those “in the know” vary in reporting anticipated trends for the coming year. For example, VISTAGE, a CEO membership and coaching organization, posted a 4-part series on expected trends that...
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Women's Role in War

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. government pressured manufacturers to increase production of war goods. To help boost worker morale, companies like General Motors produced...
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Pandemic Pushing Childcare Collapse

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
The current pandemic has pushed the US childcare system to near-collapse with temporary closures, enrollment declines, and additional precautions for providers in light of the...
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Rest in Power, bell hooks

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
We lost an amazing feminist last week. At only 69 years old, bell hooks (yes, this is the way she spelled her pen name, which she drew from her grandmother’s name) was a groundbreaking Black...
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Climate Change and Who Can Help

Thursday, December 9, 2021
We’re hearing much discussion lately on the issue of climate change. It’s been in the forefront for several years, but this past year has marked the hottest year in the...
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Poverty: A Complex Situation

Monday, December 6, 2021
According to Bloomberg, U.S. household income fell in 2020 and the national poverty rate rose one percentage point from a 60-year low after having dropped for 5 straight years...
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