Resources

Asian Resources

Iowa Asian Alliance Foundation

Established: 2005

Address: 1501 50th St. Suite 200, Regency 1 Building, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone: (515)245-2435

Email: srodari[at]bankerstrust[dot]com

Contact: Surasee Rodari

Purpose: To create awareness, to inform, educate, support, promote, and advocate on issues of vital interest to Asian Americans in the state and beyond.

Hispanic/Latino Resources

Catholic Hispanic Ministries 

Address: 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515)237-5051

Fax: (515)237-5070

Email: kcameron[at]dmdiocese[dot]org

Contact: Fr. Kevin Cameron

Purpose: Both pastoral care and social services to the Latino/Hispanic populations in southwest Iowa.

Des Moines Latino Service Providers Coalition

Established: 1992

Address: 1271 E.9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

Phone: (515)237-5051

Fax: (515)237-5070

Email: dtromenjauser[at]dmdiocese[dot]org

Contact: Darcy Tromnehauser

Purpose: To share information and social services; be involved with Hispanic issues and events; work together to provide services for Hispanics.

Iowa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Established: 2000

Phone: (515)727-1677

Fax: (515)222-6958

Contact: Laura Castro de Cortes

Purpose: To promote the success of Iowa Hispanics business through education, advocacy, networking opportunities, and serving as a link to and for the Hispanic market.

Latino Leadership Project

Established: 1999

Address: Student Life Center, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515)272-4633 or 4010

Fax: (515)244-8997

Email: llp[at]grinnell[dot]edu

URL: www.llp.20m.com

Contact: Wayne Morrow

Purpose: To provide education and leadership programs that promote social change for Latino communities. Focus is on the youth leadership.

Latinas Unidas of Iowa, Inc.

Address: 4119-27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: (515)274-6840

Email: iowalatina[at]aol[dot]com

URL: www.llp.20m.com

Contact: Lena Robison

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Established: 1973

Address:962-40th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: (515)261-7270

Contact: Ila R. Plasencia

Purpose: Advocate for Latino Issues and concerns; sponsors of educational, cultural-ethnic, and political events and programs; to develop awareness about Latino/Hispanic ethnic heritage and issues.

Los Bailadores Mestizos

Established: 1982

Address: 962-40th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: (515)225-6865

Contact: Paula Plasencia

Purpose: To preserve the Latino culture in music and dance.

Midwest Educational Resources Development Fund, Inc.

Established: 1980

Address:1240 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

Phone: (515)261-7270

Fax: (515)262-4036

Contact: Ila R. Plasencia

Purpose: To advocate for Latino/Hispanic issues and concerns.Assist with immigrations and naturalization application and forms. Interpret and translations service all documents in Spanish. Assist with tax forms.

Jewish Resources

Tifereth Israel Synagogue

Established: 1901

Address: 924 Polk Blvd., Des Moines, IA 50312

Phone: (515)225-1137

Fax: (515)225-1138

E-mail: deb[at]tiferethe[dot]org

URL: www.tifereth.org

Contact: Deb Finkelstein

Purpose: Serving the conservative Jewish population in greater Des Moines.

Lubavitch of Iowa's Judaic Resource Center

Established: September 1992

Address: 943 Cummins Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50312

Phone: (515)277-1718

Fax: (515)227-1624

E-mail: jrcspark[at]aol[dot]com

URL: www.srcspark.com

Contact: Rabbi Yossi Jacobson

Purpose: Judiac resource for all Iowans

Muslim Resources

Muslim Community Organization

Established: 1982

Address: 1087-25th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515)266-7951

E-mail: mkhan[at]iastate[dot]edu

Contact: Mohamad W. Khan or Arif Perrez

Purpose: To serve Muslims in the Des Moines Area. Keep in contact with the other religious organizations and network with interfaith groups.

Restaurants and Grocery Stores

Casa Margarita's

101 West Street

641-236-5069

Des Moines

China Sea

714 4th Ave

641-236-8831

Choung Garden

915 Broad Street

641-236-9900