The Diversity Service Center of Iowa Receives Racial Justice Grant
The Diversity Service Center of Iowa was founded in 2001 by five Latino members of Muscatine that saw the need to assist families with their immigration process and advocate for senior citizens ages 60+. The purpose of DSCI is to improve the quality of life through economic development by providing education, information, and social services.
DSCI plans to use the funds for the Minority Senior Program which assists seniors with retirement process, housing, financial supports, health, immigration, and US citizenship.
Rosa Mendoza, Executive Director at the Diversity Service Center of Iowa states “We advocate for our constituents. Through information and services, we help them through their processes from the very beginning with whatever benefit they are applying for. The population we provide services to has language barriers, lack of knowledge how the systems work, and the inability to access a computer to apply for the services needed. This grant will give us an opportunity extend our hours that we provide the service."
To learn more, donate, or to apply for funding for a racial justice project, please visit muscatinecommunityfoundation.org/racial-justice-fund or call 563-264-3863.