When a challenge arises, the citizens of Pella are always willing to meet that challenge head-on. When a tornado struck Pella, “The Well,” a community support organization stepped in to support residents struggling to recover from the disaster. In response to a community- wide child care study, the community formed a group committed to finding solutions to meet the needs of kids and parents.

To address the needs of students suffering from substance abuse, the Pella Youth Coalition created multiple parent awareness events, free student events to promote positive behaviors, and construction of a website to distribute parent resources. To advance the skills of the local workforce, the Pella Pipeline group was established in response to the Governor’s Future Ready Iowa Summit. The Pella Wellness Consortium sponsored a community book read and hosted a guest speaker at their event.

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Community of Character – Pella