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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Sergio, Mumena, and Melissa


“We need so much to talk with other people so that we can know each other.”         – Mumena, CMC Client

At the Catherine McAuley Center (CMC), we believe in the power of neighbors coming together to create a stronger, more connected and inclusive community. After all, it’s the unwavering support of caring neighbors, volunteers, and partners like YOU who make it possible for CMC to provide free educational and supportive services to nearly 900 individuals each year!

Our neighbors are the heart and soul of CMC’s mission – refugees, immigrants, adult learners, and women healing from trauma. They are your neighbors right here in Iowa, and we invite you to get to know them better, to hear their stories, and to support the programs that make a difference in their lives.

As you watch the videos below and get to know Sergio, Mumena, and Melissa, you’ll find that their dreams and aspirations are not so different from your own.