Alicia Claypool will receive a 2013 Eychaner Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the 2013 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Awards Dinner in Des Moines on Friday, June 7th. More details are available at http://www.mssad.org.
Alicia Claypool is a nonprofit entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded three not for profit organizations: the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Iowa Safe Schools, and Iowa Immigration Education Coalition. She is currently engaged in creating the Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines, an innovative leadership development program for young Latinas, ages 20-30.
Alicia served on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission from 1999-2011, including five years as Chairperson. Her professional life was as an educator, housing and health planner, and administrative services manager for Polk County Social Services. She has actively served on numerous community boards and commissions in her children’s schools, church, political and civic organizations for 35 years.