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March 2019

“Like Any Other Kid” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

March 5, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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Please save the date for these documentary screenings and panel discussions featuring "Like Any Other Kid," which provides a rare glimpse into the inner-workings of one of the most promising developments in juvenile justice reform: the use of non-punitive, therapeutic programs to promote behavioral change & help youth re-enter their communities. Foundation 2's Operations Director, Sarah Nelson-Miller, is a panelist on March 5th. “What happens when incarcerated youth are guided with love & respect?” Join us to learn more!

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Future Fest 2019

March 14, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grant Wood AEA, 4401 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Youth ages 16 and up who are in, or have been in, an out of home placement are invited to join us on March 14th for Future Fest 2019! Future Fest is night of information, food, and fun! The resource fair will help you get connected with programs and community supports to help you when you transition out of care! Whatever path you choose we have resources available for you including housing, finances, college, military, and many more! Transportation assistance…

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April 2019

Putts for Prevention

April 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$200

Join us for an event like you've never seen before in Cedar Rapids! Putts for Prevention is an exciting and fun nine hole putt-putt course located at all of your favorite downtown eateries. Your day will start at Greene Square Park and follow our course of restaurants and bars. The best part? The proceeds will go to Foundation 2 and support crisis services and suicide prevention efforts right here in our community. There will also be opportunity to participate in…

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May 2019

Each Mind Matters

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
NewBo City Market, 1100 3RD ST SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free

Make your mark on mental health and substance use by being a part of a moving art display!  Learn about Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health from local youth! Take a picture at the event & use the hashtag #EachMindMatters

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The Kids We Lose- Film Screening & Panel Discussion

May 28, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Cedar Rapids Public Library – Whipple Auditorium, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free

The Kids We Lose is a 90-minute documentary film about the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges and the struggles faced by those who work with them. The Kids We Lose also exposes the often brutal, inhumane ways in which these kids are treated in schools, inpatient psychiatry units, residential facilities, and prisons. Learn more at www.thekidswelose.com Join Foundation 2 at Whipple Auditorium in the Cedar Rapids Public Library to view this important film and to…

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June 2019

“How About H.O.P.E” Lunch and Learn

June 6, 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Hills Bank, 3204 7th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302 United States
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Free

Please join Miss Iowa and Foundation 2 for a Lunch & Learn on Thursday June 6th from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at Hills Bank in Marion. The event will include thirty minute presentations by both Miss Iowa Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw and Foundation 2 staff followed by time for questions and answers. Topics discussed during this lunch and learn include mental health, suicide prevention and the importance of sharing your story. You are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during this…

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Pride in Action

June 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Marion Public Library, 1095 6th Ave
Marion, 52302 United States
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Pride in Action is an intergenerational, community led event, will celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community (LGBTQIA+) and showcase local resources. An all-ages drag queen Story Time is planned, along with a resource fair with partners Foundation 2, ASAC, Waypoint Services, The Sexual Health Alliance of Linn & Johnson County, and Mom’s Hugging. The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 11:00AM with a welcome from Liz Bennett, District 65 State Representative,…

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July 2019

CR PrideFest 2019

July 6, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
NewBo City Market, 1100 3RD ST SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Join in the celebration of your local LGBTQIA+ community with a day full of live music, great food and local vendors! Foundation 2 staff will be sharing resource information and an art activity at CR PrideFest!

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August 2019

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National Night Out

August 6, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Christ Episcopal Church, 220 40th St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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Hi neighbor! Christ Episcopal Church Cedar Rapids and Foundation 2 invite you to join us for a community potluck on August 6th for National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and…

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I AM… Walk for You

August 10, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Prairie Park Fishery, 2125 Otis Rd SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Foundation 2 staff will share resource information at this event supporting The Wellness Center. Join us August 10th at 9am to walk in solidarity, celebrating our own unique differences. The I AM...Walk for You is the first event to raise awareness for diversity, inclusion and being confident in just being YOU. We will walk around Prairie Park Fishery, a 1.5 mile paved loop. Your registration of $20 will get you one entry into the walk, a t-shirt, awareness bracelet, a…

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