Work of RunDSM at DMPS is Rising to New Heights

April 4, 2014

We want to thank each and every one of you for supporting us on our journey. 4 years ago, Kristopher and I were hired at Harding Middle School and quickly noticed a need for culturally responsive programming to help improve the literacy of our students. It’s hard to believe that in that moment, RunDSM was born, and we’ve been fortunate enough to add programs each year, empowering young people from across the city to become active, using their voices responsibly.

Thanks to the support and advocacy of a handful of believers, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Des Moines Public Schools will officially adopt RunDSM, and, with the help of a team of incredible teachers (Kayla O’Connor, Kortny Williamson, Mindy Euken-Cadenillas, Hannah Harmsen, Tiffany Strim, Alex Caskey, and Melissa Daniels), we will establish RunDSM programming at each high school. To read more about this exciting transition, click here!

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  • Reply Greg Racette April 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Love what you’re doing.
    Long time reader and writer enthusiast.
    Attended Iowa Writer’s Workshop summer program.
    Published mystery murder novel.
    Taught Writer’s workshop at Newton men’s prison and Mitchelville women’s prison.
    Am currently a practicing trial attorney at Hopkins & Huebner on Grand Ave here in Des Moines.
    Love to help out or get involved with this or other creative projects.
    Let me know if there is any way I might be able to help.
    Great work. Keep it up.
    Greg Racette

    • Reply rundsm April 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Greg – thank you for your kinds words! We would love to sit down and discuss ways for collaboration! We will be in touch.

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