Dakota County Connections Updates, September 2018

Dakota County Connections Updates

September 2018

What: Her Health Women’s Center Diaper Dash

Who: Everyone, walkers and runners

Where: Crystal Cove, South Sioux City

When: Sat. Sept. 22nd9:00 am

Why: Annual Fundraiser

Register@herhealthwomenscenter.org or at Crystal Cove on the day of the walk


What: Welcoming week

When: September 15 – 25 –a nationwide opportunity for us to come together as neighbors and celebrate each other.

Siouxland events include:

  • September 17 – Citizenship Day Celebration at Mary Treglia (900 Jennings Street) – Tours at 7:45am and 4pm; open house all day; Citizenship Trivia (see if you can pass the test!).
  • September 21 – Citizenship Clinicat Mary Treglia (immigration attorneys will prepare naturalization applications for prequalified clients)
  • September 21 – 9am, 12pm, and 3pm – Naturalization Informational Sessions for potential candidates for naturalization.  Hosted by Unity in Action at Mary Treglia, 900 Jennings Street
  • September 25 – 4:30pm – Immigration Simulation at Mary Treglia. Great opportunity to get a glimpse of the challenges faced by those wishing to make the US their home. PRE-REGISTRATION STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Child care and food available


What: Local Resource Grant
Who: WellCare Health Plan
Where: Online Application
When: Sept.1st-30th
Why: Small Grants of up to 1500 to local Community-Based Organizations-request must focus on 1/3 issues. Housing/Homelessness, Heathy/food Access, Mental Health. No reporting requirements at this grant level.


What: Volunteer Management-Training Series (Volunteer Centers of Iowa)

Who: Volunteer Coordinators and Managers

Where: online

When: Sept. 20th – Nov. 29th, 2018- 9:00- 10:30 am

Why: Your involvement in this training series will connect you with other volunteer coordinators and managers in Iowa to provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of planning, recruitment, placement, orientation, supervision, and evaluation.


What: Who You A.R.E Matters! – (Beyond the Bell)

Who: Staff who want to learn, discuss, and practice intervention positive strategies in managing and changing inappropriate behavior.

Where: Howard Johnson Hotel Conference Room 707 4th St., Sioux City, IA

When: Friday, Sept. 28th 8:30 am -3:30 pm (Lunch provided)

Why: An activity-based training that encourages staff to develop skills in initiating and maintaining positive relationships. $30 per person, 6 approved DHS DHHD credit hours for ECE and school-age professionals. Call 712-635-0267 or email kkoser@beyondthebell.us.com


What: Free Dental Clinic

Who: Iowa Mission of Mercy/ Questions-call 800-828-2181 or email iowamom.org

Where: Tyson Events Center Sioux City IA

When: October 5th – 6th 2018/ Doors open at 6:30 am and close once capacity has been reached

Why: Patients will be seen on a first come basis, no income restrictions, all ages welcome, childcare provided, services include: filings, extractions, cleanings and flippers (partials)


What: Barn Fest (STARS INC)

Who: Family Fall Festival

Where: STARS, Inc. 33148K-22, Sioux City IA 51104

When: Oct 6th, 2018, 5 pm – 8 pm

Why: A great night for families to come and enjoy a carnival, hayrack rides, food trucks, etc.…

Website: wwwscstar.org


What: Circle of Security Parenting Class offered in Spanish by Crittenton Center

Who: Crittenton’s Resource Center 712-255-4321 ext 151

Where: South Sioux City Public Library

When: Oct. 10th – Nov. 28th


What: 29th Annual Tri-State Early Childhood Conference

Who: Child Care Providers, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten and 1st grade Teachers, Child Care Administrators and Directors, Parents of young children

Where: Delta Hotel, Fourth and B Street South Sioux City Ne

When: Oct.13th, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Why: Positive ways to guide the next generation. For more information call 402 987 2140 at the Ne Extension office in Dakota City, Dakota.unl.edu


What: Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair / Dakota City Fire Dept.

Who: All Welcome

Where: TBA


What: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Wear Jeans in OCT and donate in support of CSADV services)

Who: Everyone

Where: CSADV would like to invite everyone to join their efforts by promoting a “Jeans Day” at your place of employment during the month of Oct.

When: Pick a day or several where employees can wear blue jeans to work for a $5.00 donation to CSADV

Why: Can’t do Jeans day? Consider going purple, the traditional color for Domestic Violence Awareness Month! And or let us put together a display for you or provide a speaker. To participate contact Shelli by phone at 712 277 0131 or email rachelle@csadv.org


What: Siouxland’s Coffee Extravaganza

Who: Everyone

Where: Sioux City Convention Center

When: Nov. 3rd, 2018 11:00 am -4:00 pm

Why: Celebrating the region’s coffee culture with all thing’s coffee, coffee sampling, tasting, latte art, live entertainment and so much more- all for a good cause.

Venue phone:712 279 4800


September 13 Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended on September 13, what a wonderful meeting. We had Rebecca Krohn with the Siouxland Community Foundation and Heather Hennings with the United Way Siouxland. They both shared about “Resource Sharing” and the positive impact it has in supporting each other and the children, youth, families, and communities we all serve. We also heard from Dr. Cyndi Hanson with North East Community College about collaborating to build Community Child Care Solutions, Erica DeLeon with One Siouxland about Welcoming week activities coming up that will include all of our communities, and lastly Brenda Sale, she shared about the collaboration with Voices for Foods. View our September meeting notes here.