Success Stories

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa Student Journey Video

A 2022 recipient of a grant from the Clive Community Foundation, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success by providing them with real world experiences in an innovative way.  JA has programs from Kindergarten through grade 12. Check out this video on the left and see how JA makes a difference in our community. For more information about JA of Central Iowa, please visit:

YMCA/Girls on the Run Teaches Confidence, Life Skills

Girls on the Run is a life-changing program for 8–13 year-old girls that promotes empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons, training, and running. Girls on the Run began in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been in Des Moines since 2008. The program teaches girls about self-confidence and building healthy relationships.

On With Life

On With Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with brain injuries to live their best life, On With Life also focuses on awareness and education on preventing brain injury.

Opportunity on Deck - "Can Play"

As a junior in high school, Dylan DeClerck took action when he found out that some kids in his community couldn’t participate in organized sports due to lack of financial means and equipment. Now called “Can Play”, Dylan founded the organization in 2012.

Clive Community Services

While Clive is rated as one of the top Iowa communities in which to live and work, we face the same challenge as every community to help those struggling to meet basic needs.