The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines announced that Community Connect: Mentors Inspiring Success, a mentorship program it developed last year as part of the Capital Crossroads vision plan, will now be managed by the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

"The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute's expertise in developing the next generation of leaders in Greater Des Moines makes them the ideal home for the Community Connect program," said Kristi Knous, the Community Foundation's president.

The mentorship program, which is funded by the Community Foundation and the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has connected 60 participating mentees with 19 mentors since it began in 2013.

With its focus on building personal relationships, Community Connect "will perfectly complement our longstanding Community Leadership Program, which concentrates on issue awareness and leadership development," said Amy Jennings, executive director of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

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