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Mentoring Creates Strong Futures

Education, Prevention
Tanager Place Children of Promise mentoring program is for youth with a parent involved in the correctional system. Nationally, 1 in 28 youth will experience the incarceration of a parent before their 18th birthday. Children of Promise provides youth the opportunity to develop positive relationships with mentors. “Meeting twice monthly…
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Get to know Bobby!

Volunteer
How long have you been cutting The Tanager Place Kiddos’ hair? I have been personally cutting the hair for Tanager Place for a little over 6 years now. First starting out with another salon I managed at the time, I personally coordinated dates and times forus salon to visit. After…
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When Shootings Happen…

Education
High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe…
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Imagine yourself a philanthropist

Contribute
 Imagine a place where the view encompasses the stars. Imagine a place where you meet and learn from new friends. A place where you challenge yourself and you find out just who you are. Imagine a place where children’s dreams unfold. Where laughter is heard for miles and for years…
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Gazette Business Awards

About Us
Tanager Place is proud to be named 2017 Gazette Business Excellence Award Winner in the category of Health Achievement. Tanager Place was named as 2017 Award Winner in on of the twenty-one program. “Being selected for this honor was an important achievement,” shared Okpara Rice, CEO. “Tanager Place works to…
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Program Spotlight: PIH

About Us, Education
There are many ways PIH assists families in need. An example of creative efforts occurred when one of my clients no longer had funds to pay for his day program. It was imperative that this program be a part of the child’s summer. Home from school, the program offered educational…
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Local Citizens Receive Governor’s Volunteer Award

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Tom Ekland of Cedar Rapids and BirthdayCakes4Free-Linn County received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held August 30 in Cedar Rapids. The two recipients nominated by Tanager Place for their outstanding service and commitment are Tom Ekland, strength and weight training coach, and BirthdayCakes4Free-Linn…
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