Fort Dodge, Iowa
The Community Action Network involves cooperative planning and collaborative action to help build a healthier, stronger and more vital community in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The Network acts to provide the leadership necessary to enable the community to work in partnership on issues facing its citizens. The Fort Dodge Public Library was newly constructed to serve the citizens of the area. In addition to providing literary material, the building serves as a place for citizens to connect to the rest of the state through the Iowa Communications Network and hosts the Webster County Historical and Genealogical Societies. Gateway Community Learning Center serves children in grades five through eight with before and after school expanded learning and enrichment opportunities. Working collaboratively with other community-based programs, the Center ensures children are safe, drug-free, and in a supervised environment.