Change Course Sponsors

Supporting Generational Change

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships are crucial to the success of Change Course. Not only is the financial support very important but also the partnership to give our leaders a good-paying job once they successfully graduate from our program.

A company can benefit in many ways from community-focused charitable sponsorships. Nation’s Business contributor Harvey Meyer touts a wide range of potential benefits: “[Sponsorships] can enhance a company’s image and visibility; differentiate the company from competitors; help develop closer relationships with current customers and allow smaller local companies to compete more effectively against bigger firms that have much larger advertising budgets.”

Organizations are recognized as good community citizens when they support programs that improve the quality of life in their community, including crime prevention, employment, poverty assistance, etc.

Good community relations programs give employees a reason to be proud of the company, which increases loyalty and may help to reduce labor and production costs. Furthermore, a company with happy employees and a good reputation in the community is likely to attract highly qualified new employees.

If this is something your organization or yourself is interested in supporting today, click the button to connect with Change Course.

ROADMAP TO OUR SUCCESS IN YEAR ONE

PHASE 1

  Secure donors and business partnerships

PHASE 2

  Full version of website goes live to future Leaders

PHASE 3

Leadership course enrollment opens up (August 2022)

PHASE 4

Leadership courses start (November 2022)

PHASE 5

Graduation ceremony for first group of Leaders (March 2023)

2022 FUNDRAISING GOAL

$500,000 Goal

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(% to goal as of 6/1/22)

3-YEAR FUNDRAISING GOAL

$3,000,000 Goal

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(% to goal as of 6/1/22)

FOUNDING SPONSORS

Foster Group - Change Course Founding Sponsor
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Foster Group - Change Course Founding Sponsor
Shindler Anderson Goplerud and Weese PC Logo
Foster Group - Change Course Founding Sponsor
Hope+Elim Church

Change Course Office

Our office is located on the third floor of Hope-Elim Church in room #311. Enter via the south door (right off the parking lot) and contact us at (515) 779-6108. We will let you in upon arrival.

ADDRESS

Hope-Elim Church
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311

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Thomas BudlerBoard Member

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Jerry & Nancy FosterBoard Members

Jerry and Nancy Foster have been married for 44 years and reside in Des Moines, Iowa. They have four children and numerous grandchildren.

Jerry is the founder of Foster Group, which is a wealth management firm, serving over 1,500 families and organizations. He is also the author of LifeFocus; Achieving a Life of Purpose and Influence. Nancy has dedicated her life to pouring into her family and mentoring women all over the world.

Together, Jerry and Nancy spoke with FamilyLife marriage conferences for over 22 years. They’ve also been involved in the development of a sustainable economic and personal development model in El Rosario, Guatemala with several other couples. They are passionate about helping change the paradigm for others and creating sustainable life change.

Karin JohnsonChange Course Director of Programs & Board Member

Karin and Joseph have been married for 42 years with four kids and six grandchildren. Karin was a gymnastics coach for 25 years with a passion to help young people achieve their goals through structure and hard work. Her love for the kids made her very successful in developing very competitive teams.

Responding to a conviction that the next generation of leaders needs to understand how to use the bible as their guide, Karin began teaching a weekly millennial generation bible study over 15 years ago which still continues today.

Using her gifts of teaching and mercy, Karin has counseled women and struggling marriages for many years after experiencing many challenges in her own family from marriage struggles to family member addiction, recovery, and incarceration.

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Welcome to Change Course! If you’re interested in finding out if you’re eligible for our program, please complete the form below. We will review your submission and get back to you with your eligibility and options right away!
Note: we will not sell, retain or distribute any personal information. This form is simply used to determine eligibility.

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Information Sessions
The next information session will be later this summer.

Background Questions

Will you be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old before the next class starts?*
Are you a U.S. Citizen or have a current work/school permit, visa, green card, asylum, or DACA status?*
Do you currently receive OR are you currently applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits?*
Do you have a GED or High School Diploma?*
Are you the primary caregiver of a child 0-13 years old?*
Do you have stable housing?*
Stable housing simply means that you must have enough housing stability to know that you’ll have a roof over your head each night. The following housing situations would be considered stable: Owning your living space, renting a living space, living with friends, living with family, couch surfing, living in a hotel/AirBnB, and similar. The following housing situations would NOT be considered stable: Homeless, living in a shelter, living in your car.
Are you within 1 hour of our facility (2500 University Avenue, Des Moines)?*
Are you required to register as a Sex Offender?*
Do you have an open legal case?*
We define an open legal case as an open criminal case that could result in potential jail time or ongoing court hearings that would conflict with program participation.
Are you applying for the same class/start date as a spouse or immediate family member?*
Are you able and willing to work full-time (40 hrs/week)?*
Have you been sober from hard drugs/illegal substances for at least 6 months?*
If you are accepted to Change Course you acknowledge that this acceptance is conditional on you having a clean drug test when tested and being drug-free (including THC) for the entire length of the program. Are you willing and able to commit to this?*

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