We are looking to find Central Academy alumni, teachers and administrators (former and current)! Can you help us?!
If you haven’t yet, can you fill out this form to stay in touch with us? And if you have, can you tag Central Academy connections who may not be looped in with the Alumni Network yet?
Remember how good we had it at Central Academy? Let’s bring some of that to the alumni network!!
Thank you David and Dan! Thao and I are super excited to build on the incredible work that you both, Kristin, Jean, Andi, and past board members have invested to build our Central Academy Network from scratch!
Central Academy Alumni Network: We’re so glad you’re already in this network! In the coming days, we’ll be reaching out to ask you to help us in growing this network by inviting your classmates and friends from Central Academy. We have all built lasting friendships, and grew in leaps and bounds thanks to Central Academy; let’s see what Central Academy Alumni can do together now to give back! Get in touch with Thao or I anytime if you have ideas, questions, suggestions! Looking forward to working with you all!
-Vi signing in
I’m excited to announce that Vi Nguyen and Thao Pham will be the new Co-Chairs of the CA Alumni Board. Dan Gross and I will remain on the board in an advisory role. I know Vi and Thao will do an amazing job growing this network! Thanks for stepping up!
-David signing out
“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!
Central Academy Spring Break Recap
Visit the Donate page to continue supporting these great Academy initiatives!
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.
Read the full tribute to Gordy on the Central Academy website here: http://ca.dmschools.org/2015/01/tribute-to-gordy-burstein/
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