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Reflecting on Mentoring Myths

Monday, November 18, 2019
This week, Chrysalis Executive Director, Terry Hernandez, was part of an event presented by Business Publications that recognized women and the messages they would convey to their younger selves. As...
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Honoring Our Veterans, Highlighting Women’s Military Service

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Monday, November 11, was the 100th anniversary of “Armistice Day,” now known as Veterans Day, which in 1919 marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for the annual observance honoring Veterans of all wars, and beginning in 1938, Veterans Day became a national...
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Resilience: An Antidote to Oppression in Adolescence

Monday, November 11, 2019
The Annie E. Casey Foundation and its partners recently supported a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine entitled The Promise of Adolescence:...
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Mental Illness and the Stigma

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 5 children living in our country show signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder. ...
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evaluating personal change

Monday, October 21, 2019
During a recent meeting with one of our grant partners, we learned (among other things) about a new tool mental health and substance abuse practitioners can use to measure how well...
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International Day of the Girl

Monday, October 14, 2019
October 11 was  International Day of the Girl, commemorated by this video from UN Women, a United Nations entity working toward equality and empowerment for women and girls worldwide....
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be aware of domestic violence

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, first recognized in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a day to connect advocates...
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Priorities to Aid Women and the Economy Overall

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Women’s earnings and economic security are central to the health and well-being of all households and the overall economy. Here are a few policy priorities that will improve the economy for everyone: 1.                    Cut poverty in half by ensuring...
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DOLORES

Monday, September 16, 2019
Thank you to those who joined us this week to view DOLORES, the documentary about our INSPIRED speaker Dolores Huerta. Thanks, as well, to Drake student and Chrysalis intern Jocelyn Rimes for planning and implementing this...
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We Can Do It- Overcoming Barriers

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
A 2017 study from the National Women’s Law Center looked into the challenges that face girls of color in achieving their education. Researchers surveyed over 1,000 girls...
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Project Achieve

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
We’ve always assumed that high school graduation is an opening to college and career. But new research has shown that fewer than half of students graduating from high school...
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Protecting Girls Mental Health

Friday, August 30, 2019
We’ve long known that it’s tough to be a teenager. It’s one of the major reasons we started Chrysalis After-School programs in 1998 – adolescence brings on such...
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Hidden Women in Science

Friday, August 30, 2019
There is a phenomenon known as the Matilda Effect that hurts many women in STEM fields. It is defined as the refusal to acknowledge scientific discoveries made by female...
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Giving Women More Business Power

Friday, August 30, 2019
The Working Mother Research Institute recently reported that although women hold 25% of executive suite positions at the 1,000 largest U.S. corporations, only 6% were CEOs – the others were as...
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Women's Fight for Equal Rights

Monday, August 26, 2019
August 26 is the day of the year that is designated as Women’s Equality Day in the United States. First established by Congressional Representative Bella Abzug in 1971, it...
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Fort Des Moines

Thursday, July 11, 2019
When the US entered World War 1 in 1917, training had just begun for new recruits. Although thousands of black Americans enlisted, the federal government attempted to limit the...
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Chrysalis Receives Support From Hy-Vee

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Chrysalis Foundation Awarded $5,000 by Hy-Vee, Inc. donation will provide support and services for women and girls in Central...
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Chrysalis: not your typical funder

Thursday, March 28, 2019
One of the key priorities we identify in our mission statement is “security” – for Chrysalis, this means physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being. This may seem like a simple...
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A Closer Look at PTSD

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Chrysalis Foundation staff had the remarkable opportunity to attend the 2019 Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Symposium: Move Passion to Progress. We ran out of paper for note-taking, as every workshop and...
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