Community Resources

Ames Area

Ames Branch NAACP Meeting:  Held on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Woods at:


Black Iowa Business Directory

Connect with Black Business in Iowa through Shop Black Des Moines on social media.


Friendship Baptist Church

Body of Christ

Click here to contribute a reputable resource to our list of Ames community resources.

Des Moines area

Learn more about resources in the Des Moines metropolitan area using the African American Resource guide



ICSAA demographics report: African-Americans in Iowa: 2020