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    Agency: Iowa New Choices/Help for Economically Disadvantaged Students

    Iowa New Choices/Help For Economically Disadvantaged Students promotes personal, academic, and career growth through a variety of services:
    Career Assessment and Counseling, academic, pre-enrollment and financial aid counseling, pre-employment counseling; referrals to appropriate supportive agencies,
    and financial assistance for child care and transportation.
    DMACC's Coordinator of Student and Community Resources (Iowa New Choices) is available at the Boone and Carroll campuses and assists:

    • Single parents who have full or joint custody of minor children
    • Female offenders
    • Homemakers who are displaced due to loss of a breadwinner's income
    • Low income, full-time homemakers, including those receiving public assistance who need to enter the job market
    • Dislocated workers
    • Low-income individuals needing assistance to prepare for employment
    Program Services:  Iowa New Choices promotes participants' personal, academic, and career growth through a variety of services.
    • Career Assessment and Counseling - The I Have a Plan Iowa career exploration program and informal counseling with the Center Coordinator are available through Iowa New Choices. Additionally, other DMACC staff members are available to assist participants in determining possible careers.
    • Academic, Pre-enrollment, and Financial Aid Counseling- Assistance is available for those individuals wishing to enroll in college in deciding on appropriate classes and programs, applying to DMACC, and finding financial aid.
    • Pre-employment Counseling - Iowa New Choices offers assistance with job seeking skills such as résumé writing and interviewing techniques.
    • Referral to Appropriate Supportive Agencies - Individuals needing additional assistance to meet their needs are referred to appropriate agencies.
    • Financial Assistance for Child Care and Transportation - Eligible individuals may receive child care and transportation assistance.



    • Iowa New Choices/Help for Economically Disadvantaged Students- Boone Campus
      Toll-Free: (800) 362-2127, Ext. 5037
      Business Line: (515) 433-5037
      1125 Hancock Drive
      Boone, IA 50036
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    • Iowa New Choices/Help for Economically Disadvantaged Students - Carroll Campus
      Toll-Free: (800) 22-3334
      Business Line: (712) 792-1755
      906 North Grant Road
      Carroll, IA 51401
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    Agency: Iowa New Choices/Help for Economically Disadvantaged Students

    Languages Available: English, translator services

    Fees: None

    Intake: Contact Coordinator, Student and Community Resources

    Eligibility: Boone and Carroll DMACC students who are: Single parents who have full or joint custody of minor children, Female Offenders, Homemakers who are displaced due to loss of a breadwinner’s income; Low income, full-time homemakers, including those receiving public assistance who need to enter the job market; Dislocated workers. Low-income individuals needing assistance to prepare for employment

    Documents Required: Income information for child care and transportation only. Otherwise, personal interview information used to grant services.

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

    Areas Served:
    • Boone County
    • Carroll County




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