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We recognize the transformational impact incremental changes can make on a student’s life. Partnering with entire schools, we work to increase high school graduation and  postsecondary readiness rates while engaging community partnerships to uplift students, families, and whole neighborhoods.

515.271.1976

mailing: 2507 UNIVERSITY AVE

DES MOINES, IA 50311

physical: 3206 UNIVERSITY AVE #212

DES MOINES, IA 50311

info@bydegreesfoundation.org

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Our Programs

James, College Class of 2030

FINDLEY ELEMENTARY

By Degrees began working with Findley Elementary in the fall of 2014. Every student is part of our program and benefits from our robust culture of postsecondary education and careers.

HARDING MIDDLE

Our programming continues at Harding Middle School, where our Findley students matriculate. All students at Harding, regardless of where they attended elementary school, are part of our work at the middle school level.

KING COHORT DREAMERS

In 2006, the King Elementary first graders became our third cohort class under the "I Have a Dream" model. We followed these students to and through high school graduation (Class of 2018), and continue to support their postsecondary education and career pursuits.