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The ONE  Philosophy

One Cedar Valley provides tools of empowerment to create an environment where our community embraces minoritized residents as we intentionally increase economic vitality for our Black community.  

Our goals include: 

*Deconstructing barriers to provide employment for all.

*Championing hiring and cultural changes within our business sector.

*Creating best practices for community collaboration and unity to strengthen economic inclusion.

*Celebrating diversity and inclusion.

*Increasing workforce participation in the Cedar Valley.

*Sustaining a priority focus on under-employed black and people of color to create intentional  inclusion in economic vitality of community.

*Serving as a resource hub to maximize opportunities and reduce barriers to employment.


ONE Cedar Valley is excited to announce Amplify, a locally led workforce readiness solution to foster a community-wide holistic approach to ecosystem building for transformative job growth, inclusive opportunities, and a vibrant economy. 

Are you a job seeker who is ready for your next opportunity? Or do you need additional support to reach your career readiness goals? Amplify is the connection for you.

Whether you are looking to get back to work today, need some training to access your next opportunity, have a few barriers and need some support..we are here to serve. Click the above Amplify Opportunities button. Please note that completion of our Intake form allows us to enter your information into our database to best serve your needs.  ONE Cedar Valley also proudly works with IowaWORKS and the American Job Center Network and is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title 1 Provider

Through an integrated service delivery strategy, we serve as a hub to connect individuals to income and work support, financial education and asset building resources, educational and workforce training. Partnering with local employers and business supports to leverage and expand resources, and tear down barriers that have led to generational poverty in our community. This collaborative community effort will provide real impact and outcomes to the disenfranchised, underemployed, and unemployed.


Together, we are sending a clear message about who we are as the Cedar Valley—that we’re inclusive, that we’re vibrant, and that we’re moving forward—and we’re doing it with intent and action. Employers interested in joining us click the Amplify Employers button or email

Upcoming Events

Getting to Work!

Unlocking Doors to a Better Tomorrow

 In 2018 24/7 Wall St. released a gut-wrenching report that identified Waterloo and Cedar Falls as the worst place in the country for Black neighbors. We currently remain in the top ten, as two additional Iowa communities have joined the list and 13 of the 20 communities are located in the Midwest. Additionally, the World Economic Forum (WEF) determined there is a “reskilling emergency” highlighting that: by 2022, 42% of the core skills required to perform existing jobs are expected to change, and more than a billion people (globally) will need to be re-skilled by 2030.


We at ONE Cedar Valley assembled and pledged to do the work to ensure our community, the Cedar Valley, not only pursues a future where we are all valued and empowered to succeed, but to also foster an inclusive career readiness ecosystem that prepares our workforce for the careers of tomorrow.

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