May 2019
Since its inception in 2007, Promise Partners has experienced tremendous growth thanks to our partners. We know the partnerships we have formed have made an impact on the well-being of children and families in Pottawattamie County by providing resources, services, and supports.  To the friends, neighbors, and leadership, we say thank you for your support and partnerships that carried us to this point of great success.

We eagerly anticipate the strengthening of our partnerships with each and every one of you.  We invite aligned organizations and individuals to become a partner, by committing to advance the alliance's objectives and goals through participation in one or more alliance initiatives.  

Patricia Russmann
Executive Director

Youth & Families Committee
Date: May 14 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:  Promise Partners 1st floor Conference Room 
Careers Building -  Iowa School for the Deaf Campus

Connections Matter Committee (date & location change)
Date: May 17 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:   Lutheran Family Services
300 W. Broadway, Suite 7, Council Bluffs

Promise Partners Governance Board
Date: May 22 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Promise Partners 1st floor Conference Room 
Careers Building -  Iowa School for the Deaf Campus

Prevent Child Abuse Committee
Date: June 19 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:  Promise Partners 1st floor Conference Room 
Careers Building -  Iowa School for the Deaf Campus

Meeting notes and agendas posted at www.promisepartners.org.
Laundry Love Project

Join us on May 9 from 3:00-7:00PM for a Laundry Love Event at Wash Daze Laundromat- Council Bluffs and Flat Iron Laundry Center- Glenwood. 

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We Can Prevent ACEs
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Working together, we can help create neighborhoods, communities, and a world in which every child can thrive.

We Can Prevent ACEs
We Can Prevent ACEs
Why Your Brain Panics Under Pressure

You spend weeks preparing for a presentation, memorizing important facts and statistics to dazzle your audience and drive your point home. But when the day finally arrives and you're on the spot, your mind is as blank as a pristine chalkboard.  What just happened? As educator Elizabeth Cox explains in this  TedEd video , the answer lies in the complicated relationship between short-term stress and memory. 

Visiting Nurse Association of the Midlands
Parenting Support Program

VNA's Parenting Support Program provides nurses, parent coaches/family support workers and supportive services that enhance health and quality of life for vulnerable women, children and families throughout the Omaha Metro. Each year, 3,500 families are served by the parenting support programs.

VNA Parenting Support
VNA Parenting Support
Consider Promise Partners 
During Pottawattamie Gives 

Pottawattamie Gives, a 24-hour charitable challenge, is set for May 22 in conjunction with Omaha Gives. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further. So, get ready for a big charitable giving together day!  

Why Give to Promise Partners?
We convene community partners to create effective, cost efficient impact for an empowered community. Promise Partners brings together non-profits, government, schools, and social services agencies to address our community's most pressing needs and build bridges to share a common goal- supporting children to achieve their highest potential.

Community Initiatives Include:
  • Maternal, infant, and early childhood programming;
  • Preventative, family centered, and community based services;    
  • Building relationships to increase resilience, while decreasing rates of childhood trauma;              
  • Community planning to provide services and supports for vulnerable families.   
How can you help Promise Partners during Pottawattamie Gives on May 22?
  • Schedule a gift.  You can schedule a gift anytime.
  • Spread the word.  Tell your family and friends that you are giving to Promise Partners. Invite them to participate in the giving day. 
  • Donate to Promise Partners on May 22

Quick Links
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
America's Promise
Training Opportunities:

 Over the Line? 
Ethics & Boundary Issues in Social Media and the Real World Blended Learning
May 13, 2019
Council Bluffs, IA

Early Childhood 
Trauma Forum
May 14, 2019
Omaha, NE

Problem Behaviors- 
Common Sense Parenting Lunch & Learn
May 16, 2019
Council Bluffs, IA

Prenatal Train the Trainer- ACEs 360
May 24, 2019

9th Annual Psychological Trauma 
& Juvenile Justice Conference
June 3-4, 2019
Des Moines, IA

Compassion Fatigue 
and Self Care
June 4, 2019
Omaha, NE

Darkness to Light
June 20, 2019
Omaha, NE

June 29, 2019
Omaha, NE
Coming Up:
Farmer's Market 
Council Bluffs
May 9, 2019
Council Bluffs, IA

Laundry Love 
May 9, 2019
Council Bluffs, IA
Glenwood, IA

Baby Fair
May 11, 2019
Council Bluffs, IA

Celebrate CB
May 14-19, 2019
Council Bluffs, IA

Living Loess Tour
May 18, 2019
Honey Creek & Surrounding

For more events, visit www.unleashcb.com
Funding Opportunities:

America's Promise: 

Google.org Impact Challenge Iowa: 

These grants are not 
offered through Promise Partners, 
but they each relate to our mission.