It provides objective and honest research and educational programs. We seek to identify practical alternatives for action on critical state and local issues.
Emphasis on the state of Iowa.
Dr. Donald Paul Racheter
Iowa's Think Tank, Iowa's State Policy Network Affiliate, Iowa Civics Project Sponser
Also Known As
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761 USA
Political Science (V24)
Economics (as a Social Science) (V22)
Citizen Participation (W24)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
Our website provides a News & Views update each weekday. We provide all media outlets in Iowa with a weekly column. We provide members, media, and prospects with three BRIEFS on a monthly basis. We publish three Quarterlies in rotation. We host meetings, workshops, and lectures as needed. We provide testimony to government agencies and speakers for groups upon request. We provide Iowa students with copies of the Iowa Constitution and the book Iowa Government and Politics upon request. We publish Policy Studies as opportunity presents.
Policy Study: "Iowa Higher-Education's Third Way: Community Colleges' 2 + 2 Programs"
Iowa Civics project
Iowa Civics Project provides a twelve-unit curriculum about Iowa government and politics, along with a copy of the Iowa Constitution, to each civics student in the state who requests it.
Thousands of copies have been distributed since it was begun in the late 90s.
Repeat and new applications.
Used not only in government schools, but also in secular and religious private schools, and by homeschoolers. One University Professor even uses it as a text in a state and local government course.
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Dr. Donald Paul Racheter
Dr. Racheter is a Political Scientist who is also active in the political process. He has studied government, politics, and economics for over forty years. He was the first recipient of the Professor Vernon Van Dyke Award given by the Iowa Conference of Political Scientists for continued excellence in serving the political science community in Iowa and beyond.
Robert H. Solt
New Hope Foundation
Term: Sept 2015 -
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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?