Fostering a welcoming community by providing opportunities to
empower individuals and celebrate cultures.
The bridge over a cultural gap runs two directions. Melding
many cultures into one community means offering newcomers
opportunities for involvement and leadership while providing
cultural education and positive cultural interactions to the
The HHCC Diversity Action Team offers a number of programs
and activities to help build the relationships that strengthen a
Celebrations:Showcases the traditions of various cultures.
Community Voices:Educates new residents about the
community, its organization, government, educational entities and other services.
Interpreters:Assists residents who speak limited
English by linking them with interpreters.
New Iowan Center:The Department of Iowa Workforce Development
has established New Iowan Centers that offer one-stop services to deal with a variety of issues related to
immigration and employment.
Study Circles:Offers community discussion group
participants the chance to get to know one another while considering the different points of
view and finding common ground for working together.
Media:Provides news and entertainment to area
Spanish-speaking residents through El Heraldo Hispano, a Hispanic newspaper, and LaVoz Hispana,
a regular radio broadcast in Spanish.
Lee Town:Chronicles the history of the African-American
settlement that existed in Mt. Pleasant in the late 1800s.
Working, learning and celebrating together, people of many
cultures become one community.