Latin Ethnic Organizations

*Disclaimer* Please note that the following list identifies all known organizations to the best of our ability. Some organizations may not be currently active. Please follow the link to their website or other contact details to find further information.

El Ritmo Latino
“La Casa Cultural”
1151 28th Street
Des Moines IA 50311
515.271.2247
http://elritmolatino.webs.com/
To make the presence of Latino students known at Drake University and around the community. Our intentions make it a priority to have a cultural exchange between all individuals of different backgrounds, to cooperate with multiple organizations to promote and increase awareness of diversity issues and to sponsor activities that create cultural exchange opportunities.

El Grupo de Mujeres Hispanas
3308 York
Des Moines, IA 50316
515.265.2689
To promote unity in the Hispanic population. Our organization shares the cultural pride we have in Hispanic history, music, dance and food. We educate one another about important issues affecting the Hispanic community, and we award scholarships to college-bound children of active members.

Iowa Division of Latino Affairs
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515.281.4080
http://www.state.ia.us/dhr/la
State agency responsible for coordinating, assisting, and cooperating with the efforts of state departments and agencies to serve the needs of Latino persons in the fields of education, employment, health, housing, welfare, and recreation.

Nuestra Raza Community Center
630 Sycamore Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: 319.234.7292
Fax: 319.234.7294

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
There are LULAC Councils in Davenport, Des Moines and Fort Madison.
To find your chapter: http://my.lulac.org/groups/state/IA
LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Latino population of Iowa and the United States.

Hispanic Educational Resources, Inc
828 Scott Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Website: http://herdsm.org/
Phone: 515.282.6542
Fax: 515.282.0260

Los Oradores Toastmasters Club
http://www.losoradores.com/

Latinas/Latinos al Exito
PO Box 93531
Des Moines, Iowa, 50393
Website: https://alexitoiowa.org/
E-mail: AlExitoIowa@gmail.com
Phone: 515.480.0904
An Iowa-based organization which provides programming and mentoring for middle and high school Latino students, family programming and events, and interaction with Latino students on college campuses to motivate students to stay in school and plan for education beyond high school.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlExitoIowa/timeline

Latina Leadership of Greater Des Moines
2925 Ingersoll Ave.
Ste. 3
Des Moines, IA, 50312
Phone: 515.505.0676
Website: http://www.latinaleadershipinitiative.org/
E-mail: latinaleasershipiniativegdm@gmail.com
The Latina Leadership Initative of Greater Des Moines (ILI) empowers young Latina women to become our next generation of leaders. LLI is based on the principle that the development of young Latina leaders contributes to the Greater Des Moines community.

Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA)
4313 Fleur Dr.
Ste. 25
Des Moines, IA
Website: https://www.facebook.com/LUNAIowa/
Phone: 515.271.5060
Our mission is to empower, educate, and advocate for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community, so that they may build futures free from violence.

Las Americas (Trinity United Methodist Church Des Moines)
1548 8th Street
Des Moines, IA, 50314
Phone: 515.288.4056
Website: http://www.trinityumcdm.org
E-mail: office@trinityumcdm.org

Latinos Unidos of Iowa
Phone: 515.979.0770
Website: http://latinosunidosofiowa.org/
E-mail: iowalatina12@live.com
Latinos Unidos of Iowa is a non-profit organization with the goal of generating leadership and unity within Latin & Hispanic organizations in Iowa. Our main focus is on promoting educational opportunities for students so that they can obtain the knowledge needed to succeed!

Latin Ethnic Organizations

*Disclaimer* Please note that the following list identifies all known organizations to the best of our ability. Some organizations may not be currently active. Please follow the link to their website or other contact details to find further information.

El Ritmo Latino
“La Casa Cultural”
1151 28th Street
Des Moines IA 50311
515.271.2247
http://elritmolatino.webs.com/
To make the presence of Latino students known at Drake University and around the community. Our intentions make it a priority to have a cultural exchange between all individuals of different backgrounds, to cooperate with multiple organizations to promote and increase awareness of diversity issues and to sponsor activities that create cultural exchange opportunities.

El Grupo de Mujeres Hispanas
3308 York
Des Moines, IA 50316
515.265.2689
To promote unity in the Hispanic population. Our organization shares the cultural pride we have in Hispanic history, music, dance and food. We educate one another about important issues affecting the Hispanic community, and we award scholarships to college-bound children of active members.

Iowa Division of Latino Affairs
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515.281.4080
http://www.state.ia.us/dhr/la
State agency responsible for coordinating, assisting, and cooperating with the efforts of state departments and agencies to serve the needs of Latino persons in the fields of education, employment, health, housing, welfare, and recreation.

Nuestra Raza Community Center
630 Sycamore Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: 319.234.7292
Fax: 319.234.7294

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
There are LULAC Councils in Davenport, Des Moines and Fort Madison.
To find your chapter: http://my.lulac.org/groups/state/IA
LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Latino population of Iowa and the United States.

Hispanic Educational Resources, Inc
828 Scott Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Website: http://herdsm.org/
Phone: 515.282.6542
Fax: 515.282.0260

Los Oradores Toastmasters Club
http://www.losoradores.com/

Latinas/Latinos al Exito
PO Box 93531
Des Moines, Iowa, 50393
Website: https://alexitoiowa.org/
E-mail: AlExitoIowa@gmail.com
Phone: 515.480.0904
An Iowa-based organization which provides programming and mentoring for middle and high school Latino students, family programming and events, and interaction with Latino students on college campuses to motivate students to stay in school and plan for education beyond high school.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlExitoIowa/timeline

Latina Leadership of Greater Des Moines
2925 Ingersoll Ave.
Ste. 3
Des Moines, IA, 50312
Phone: 515.505.0676
Website: http://www.latinaleadershipinitiative.org/
E-mail: latinaleasershipiniativegdm@gmail.com
The Latina Leadership Initative of Greater Des Moines (ILI) empowers young Latina women to become our next generation of leaders. LLI is based on the principle that the development of young Latina leaders contributes to the Greater Des Moines community.

Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA)
4313 Fleur Dr.
Ste. 25
Des Moines, IA
Website: https://www.facebook.com/LUNAIowa/
Phone: 515.271.5060
Our mission is to empower, educate, and advocate for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community, so that they may build futures free from violence.

Las Americas (Trinity United Methodist Church Des Moines)
1548 8th Street
Des Moines, IA, 50314
Phone: 515.288.4056
Website: http://www.trinityumcdm.org
E-mail: office@trinityumcdm.org

Latinos Unidos of Iowa
Phone: 515.979.0770
Website: http://latinosunidosofiowa.org/
E-mail: iowalatina12@live.com
Latinos Unidos of Iowa is a non-profit organization with the goal of generating leadership and unity within Latin & Hispanic organizations in Iowa. Our main focus is on promoting educational opportunities for students so that they can obtain the knowledge needed to succeed!