Agencies that provide education, career and training services
DMACC Academic Achievement Center
The Boone Campus Academic Achievement Center is located in Room 102. We offer a variety of services including tutoring, proctored testing, ESL, enrichment classes, High School Adult Diploma Program, High School Equivalency Program (HiSET), and Adult Basic Education.
Contact: Ann Kiesel, Director
DMACC Student and Community Resources
Promotes participants' personal, academic, and career growth through a variety of services. Available at the Boone campus to assist:
Single parents who have full or joint custody of minor children
Homemakers who are displaced due to loss of a breadwinner's income
Low income, full-time homemakers, including those receiving public assistance who need to enter the job market
Low-income individuals needing assistance to prepare for employment
Academic, Pre-Enrollment, and Financial Aid Counseling: Assistance is available for those individuals wishing to enroll in college in deciding on appropriate classes and programs, applying to DMACC, and finding financial aid.
Pre-Employment Counseling: Iowa New Choices offers assistance with job seeking skills such as resumé writing and interviewing techniques.
Financial Assistance: Eligible individuals may receive child care and transportation assistance.
Contact: Erin Neumann
Drake University Head Start
Drake University Head Start is a federally-funded early education, school-readiness program that helps to prepare 3-and-4-year-old children and their families for kindergarten. Our program will help prepare your child for school success by evaluating their needs, setting goals for their development in basic reading, math and social skills, providing healthy meals and allowing time for play and exercise. Our program will help parents/families learn what to expect for your child in elementary school and from the school setting, how to communicate with your child’s teacher and other school personnel, as well as leadership skills. Our program also offers family literacy programs as well as medical, dental, nutritional and socials services resources and referrals. Drake University Head Start works with families to identify transportation and interpretation needs and services, and all Drake University Head Start services are available to children eligible under IDEA.
Contact: Cassie Clyde
1111 S Linn St, Boone
Ericson Public Library
The Ericson Public Library provides the residents of Boone and the surrounding area with access to books and library materials and to other resources, programs and services to meet informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs. The library promotes reading and the use of library materials, and provides support for community, cultural and historical activities. Through its staff, Board and services, the library builds knowledge, understanding and appreciation of libraries and library materials in those it serves.
Contact: Jamie Williams
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa improves the quality of life for all individuals by providing skills training and helping people find jobs. Services are for everyone in our communities throughout 22 counties in central Iowa. Our vision of bringing out the best in people is shown in the work of all of our programming to build skills and confidence as people make their way to new, better, stronger careers.
Contact: Justin Bogers
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Boone County
When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Boone County. You can rely on ISU Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions today and tomorrow.
1327 SE Marshall Street
Boone, IA 50036