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January 17, 2018
Two weeks ago, we learned of some program changes that were underway. Several departments and program staff in Cedar Rapids will relocate due to these changes.
January 02, 2018
In January 2017, Jane Boyd Achievement Academy rolled out an employee of the month program. Staff were able to nominate a team member believe has performed well, shown extra initiative and dedication to our youth, and model our core values.
December 07, 2017
Four Oaks-Dubuque was recently awarded a $9,702.49 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association to equip Four Oaks students with laptops through the use of a computer cart.
November 29, 2017
The C.A.R.E team, employee engagement group, is sponsoring an effort to Pay It Forward!
May 26, 2017
Congratulations to our affiliate partner, The Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI) on their 10th anniversary today. They have done seven BIG housing projects in the last ten years. That has helped children and families find permanent housing and
August 02, 2016
The Four Oaks mission statement says, “We assure children become successful adults.” But several years ago, Four Oaks Board members asked us how we knew that.
August 02, 2016
"No one values us.” For kids living in the Wellington Heights neighborhood in Cedar Rapids, that is exactly how they feel the community sees them.
November 24, 2014
Homelessness. It happens here. And for that reason, Four Oaks was one of four agencies across the U.S. selected to help homeless parents get on their feet again. Each month, we place three homeless families in stable housing, but we need your help.
July 09, 2014
Charles is a 5th grader in the College Community School District and he, his mom, Misty and big sister, Deleigha live at Cedar Valley Townhomes, which is owned and operated by the Affordable House Network.
June 03, 2014
Some of you know Anne because of her longevity; she has been working side-by-side with Jim Ernst for more than 30 years. She holds strong loyalties to this agency and helped grow the Four Oaks we know today.
April 30, 2014
One year ago, Jim Ernst announced his intention to retire in 2014. The Four Oaks Board of Directors selected longtime staff member Anne Gruenewald as the next CEO. Jim will be officially retiring and stepping down on May 1.
March 26, 2014
For the first time in more than 50 years there are plans for five new single-family homes in an 18-block area of Wellington Heights, a core neighborhood in Cedar Rapids.
March 11, 2014
Sharon was looking for a new beginning for her and her children after moving back to Iowa following a 20-year career in the military... Watch Sharon tell her story in her own words and read the stories of several other Four Oaks kids and families
February 11, 2014
This past Thanksgiving RJ and Alisha had a lot to be thankful for as they had just learned that they would soon be moving into an apartment of their own through the Partners United for Supportive Housing in Cedar Rapids (PUSH-CR) program.
January 27, 2014
Partners United for Supportive Housing-Cedar Rapids (PUSH-CR) are currently working to furnish apartments for the homeless. Household items are being collected to help more than 125 families. The next drop-off date is Saturday, January 11.

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