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U.S. Green Building Council Chooses Community Youth Concepts (CYC) for ADVANCE Program

June 30, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council has chosen Community Youth Concepts (CYC) to be the first Iowa entity to go through the ADVANCE program, which advances equity in sustainability energy, resources and health performance in its space. Through a series of events and follow-up activities, CYC will work collaboratively with the USGBC community to advance energy, resource, and health performance in its space. 

Capital Crossroads Director Bethany Wilcoxon also serves as the ADVANCE Ambassador for the State of Iowa.

“We are very excited to collaborate with Community Youth Concepts,” Wilcoxon said. “The organization engages and connects Iowa students through youth development programming and provides coaching, training and technical assistance in best practices to youth-serving non-profits.”

“Community Youth Concepts is looking forward to improving our sustainability efforts with the help of U.S. Green Building Council and local lead, Bethany Wilcoxon. The opportunity to partner opens additional avenues of green exploration that we’re excited to share with our students, non-profit partners, and the community at-large,” said CYC Executive Director Amy Croll.

The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad, Vice President of Public Relations at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, which is one of six funding partners of Capital Crossroads. Ahmad can be reached by email at sahmad@DSMpartnership.com and by phone at (515) 286-4919.

About Capital Crossroads

Capital Crossroads is a bold but achievable vision pushing Central Iowans to dream big, not settle for good enough, think long term, and work together. Capital Crossroads brings together over 650 community volunteers to meet the challenges of the future while building on our past successes. It is in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Prairie Meadows, and the United Way of Central Iowa.

About CYC

Community Youth Concepts is a Des Moines-based nonprofit whose vision is to create an Iowa where all youth have access to high quality opportunities that prepare them for success in school, work and life.