116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jane Boyd Community House is celebrating 100 years of service in the Cedar Rapids community this year. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, the organization is hosting an open house at the Jane Boyd Community House, 943 14th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Mayor Brad Hart will attend and read the city’s proclamation recognizing Oct. 30 as the 100th anniversary of Jane Boyd Community House. Attendees will get a tour of the Jane Boyd Achievement Academy, learn more about the organization’s history of service, and hear from staff and clients about Jane Boyd’s ongoing work in the Cedar Rapids community.
“We are excited to be celebrating such a historic anniversary this year and look forward to continuing our work of empowering families and strengthening communities for many years to come with the help and support of our community,” Megan Isenberg, director of Jane Boyd, said.
Throughout the past 100 years, Jane Boyd Community House has offered many iterations of services to meet the changing needs of the Cedar Rapids community. Today, their programming includes the Achievement Academy, which provides summer and after-school programming to children living in the Cedar Rapids Community School District; PATHS, a six-week career development and job skills training program for young adults; and Empower, a social impact program funded by GoDaddy that focuses on developing and supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Cedar Rapids area.
About Jane Boyd
The Jane Boyd Community House was established in 1921 by Jane Boyd, a teacher and pioneer social worker. The organization’s mission is to enhance the academic, emotional, and social well-being of children and families in Cedar Rapids’ diverse community with programs focused on developing successful and productive adults. Jane Boyd is an affiliate of Four Oaks, one of the state’s largest child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health agencies. For more information, visit janeboyd.org.