Our MissionThe Central Academy Alumni Network was established to foster support for the continued excellence in education at the Academy. The Network will serve as a vehicle for fundraising activities, alumni networking, and volunteer efforts directed at enabling the continued success of the Academy.
“I come from a family of only one high school graduate out of 8 brothers and sisters... I believe the college application process is hard enough and having to think about how your legal status will affect your college decision is the last thing any prospective college student should be worried about. Because the staff at Central Academy provided me with financial, moral, and legal support I was able to become a citizen.“ (Luis Martinez, recent CA alum)
Luis’s story, although remarkable, is not unique. The Central Academy Alumni Network is raising funds specifically targeted at the ~$700 filing fee and additional legal costs required in the college application process for students like Luis. To read Luis’s full story and find out how the Central Academy Alumni Network can help, click HERE
CA Alumni Network helped fund a cultural immersion trip to Spain & Morocco for 19 CA students. Check out their exciting recap and PHOTOS! Thanks for your generous donations to support the Academy!
Iowa and Central expats – add your info to The Iowan Project to connect with fellow Iowans throughout the world! Or just move back to DSM!
Project was launched at SXSW on Sunday
One of the founders of Central Academy, Gordon ‘Gordy’ Burstein passed away on January 1, 2015. He was a driving force behind the Academy through his vision, boldness, tenacity and love. He helped lead the Academy until his retirement in 2000.
The National Journal profiled Des Moines as a hot destination for young professionals. The article highlight the tech startup scene, the DSM Social Club, and job opportunities for recent grads. Read the full article HERE.
Check out the Register’s great article on the upcoming alumni reunion
Attention all CA alumni, teachers, etc! See detailed information in photos below about how to RSVP to the “30 Years of Central Academy” alumni reunion!PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 15TH so we can get an accurate count for dinner in one of the two ways detailed below.
The Washington Post shined some positive light on the state of Iowa today, listing 12 reasons why Iowa rules. Great to see our home state getting national attention beyond politics. World class education is key to Iowa’s bright present and future. Read the full article HERE
More economic accolades for our home state. Fortune Magazine named Iowa the #5 best state for young job hunters. The article cites low unemployment, tech investment, and the low cost of living as positive indicators for young professionals. Check out the full article HERE!