Pottawattamie Promise is an Iowa West Foundation initiative designed to:
Pottawattamie Promise is based on the belief that students who receive both education and wraparound support services can and will go on to earn competitive wages in fulfilling careers and contribute to their communities. Put simply, the program allows more local students the opportunity to earn the credentials they need to acquire well-paid jobs upon graduation.
Pottawattamie Promise is a unique collaboration, led by Iowa West Foundation, in partnership with the AKSARBEN Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, and Iowa Western Community College. The participating school districts include two urban school districts (Council Bluffs Community Schools and Lewis Central Community Schools) and two rural school districts (Riverside and AHSTW).
We believe that Pottawattamie Promise and its students will help establish Pottawattamie County as a premier education community with a strong, trained workforce.
1. Increased high school graduation rates
2. Increased number of students college/certificate and career-ready
3. Increased postsecondary enrollment and completion
4. Seamless education to career pathways
5. A culture where earning a college degree, obtaining professional certification, or becoming skilled in a trade is the norm in our community.
Vice President of Grants & Initiatives, Iowa West Foundation
Riverside Community School District
Lewis Central Community School District
712-366-8212 ext. 7358\
AHSTW Community School District
Council Bluffs Community School District
712-328-6514 Ext. 11344
Director of College Success Initiatives, Iowa Western Community College