Building a resilient community together
MDC Iowa provides free services to the communities in Eastern Iowa at multiple locations. Each location has a specific purpose and use that aligns with the core mission for MDC Iowa. Throughout the year classes are held at each location that are open to the public. Some classes require registration while others are open to the public. As a nonprofit organization, MDC Iowa makes every effort to keep operating expenses as low as possible to maximize the impact of every donation and grant by sharing space with other community-based organizations.
An example of this is the INNOV8 Lab which is located in the Iowa City Bike Library building on S Gilbert Court. This partnership allows both the Bike Library and MDC Iowa to provide enhanced services to the community and reduce operating expenses for both organizations. Similarly, the business office for MDC Iowa is located inside of MERGE, a co-working space operated by the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD). This partnership has allowed both ICAD and MDC Iowa to collaborate more efficiently and expand programs to support a more diverse community. Without these partners, MDC Iowa would not be able to provide the wide-range of services at no cost to the community.
STEM Factory: hands-on, project-based learning center located at 1927 Keokuk St, Iowa City, IA 52240
INNOV8 Lab: community-based maker space located at 1222 S Gilbert Ct, Iowa City, IA 52240
MDC Iowa office: 136 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240