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Spark Stories: Emily Osweiler

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What's the "spark" that shaped the lives of our local leaders? Hear from a different speaker each month as they share their "Spark Story,"  The specific experience that sparked them to create change in the community. In addition, we’ll hear details about the work they are doing and what keeps them motivated to stay involved.     

Emily Osweiler, MSW, is the CEO of a new nonprofit called Greater Des Moines Supportive Housing. They plan to build a 100-150 unit permanent supportive housing campus in Polk County for people coming out of homelessness or who have other housing barriers. Emily helped lead the efforts to build and launch the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus in Des Moines in 2011. She is passionate about creating a circle of inclusion for our community’s most marginalized and ensuring access to safe, affordable housing.

Tune in on Facebook or YouTube on July 13 for the premiere of Emily’s “spark story.” 





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