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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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Media Savvy in the age of "Fake News"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Nearly every day we hear the term “fake news” whether used in the political context, or increasingly, through social media platforms. Whether you find this disturbing or...
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Women and The Vote

Monday, November 5, 2018
By Wednesday, we should have a good idea of the gains women made in the history of American politics – it’s the day after the 2018 mid-term elections. Some of us recall when 1992 was termed “The...
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