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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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Women at Ground Zero: Honoring the Women Heroes of 9/11, A Reflection

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Twelve years ago today (September 11, 2006), Chrysalis marked the 5th anniversary of one of the most horrific days our country had experienced: 9/11. For any American, these...
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Women's Equality Day

Monday, August 27, 2018
Yesterday marked the 98th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, which is the celebration of women winning the right to vote.  2018 is projected to be a significant year for...
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Review: The Great American Lie

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
As we gear up for a remarkable presentation from Tiffany Shlain, our 2018 INSPIRED Event speaker, we are learning how important film can be in shifting our awareness of the world around us...
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Culture Shift: Dealing with Toxic Masculinity

Monday, July 30, 2018
The world bombards us with destructive and confusing messages about how we should behave, what we should look like, and what emotions we are allowed to have. More often than not, these...
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