September 15, 2016 — Our second Progressive Pints night was focused on literacy challenges in our community. Several parents shared their personal stories, including Helen Blitvich of Decoding Dyslexia Iowa who has been a great advocate for students with dyslexia in our district. We also heard an update from Ames School Board member Alisa Frandsen on the Literacy Plan … Continue reading Progressive Pints on Literacy
July 17th, 2016 — Over 100 Story county residents came together to share stories of discrimination and brainstorm ways they could eliminate them. They wrote their ideas down. The APA and Body of Christ Church pulled some categories of change from all submissions on which, we believe, together, we can have an impact. They are: Cultural sensitivity training for … Continue reading Partnering to Protect: A Community Conversation on Race
April 3, 2016 — We enjoyed an afternoon of amazing food, games, friends and community at Torrent Brewery! We got caught up on the great work the Ames Progressive Alliance has been doing with the Ames Community Solar Initiative and others to move progressive ideas forward.
October 29, 2015 — Watch full video of the forum here.
September 1, 2015 — Watch full video of the forum here.
May 31, 2015 — Progressives shared great food, listened to fabulous music and grew bolder and braver knowing they were not alone in their dreams of a better Ames! Everyone shared their community priorities on the “What Matters to You?” board. Sticker after sticker was placed on the board to create a collage of local hopes. It was a … Continue reading Ames Progressive Alliance Picnic, Brookside Park