The Waverly Rail Trail offers a ride from downtown Waverly to Des Moines, Iowa, with scenic views of the Iowa State Capitol and the Cedar River.
The Linn Creek Recreational Trail runs right through the heart of Marshalltown in central Iowa and is easy to access. The Grundy County Lake Trail surrounds a 40-acre lake from which outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy scenic views of the Iowa State Capitol, the Cedar River and the Des Moines River. The US-63 Trail, built on a four-lane highway, is named after him and offers a busy corridor that can be crossed on foot or by bike. In short, the Lindale Trail offers an easy and scenic ride from downtown Waverly, Iowa, to downtown Iowa City.
The River Forest Road Trail is located on a levee along the Cedar River on the west side of Evansdale, Iowa. The Pine Lake Trail runs through a densely wooded national park, known for its scenic views of the Iowa State Capitol and the Des Moines River. Sergeant Road Trails is part of a system that includes the cities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo.
The Readlyn Grump Trail offers scenic views of the Iowa State Capitol, the Des Moines River and the Cedar River. The Cedar Forest Road Trail, a 1.5-mile loop that links several communities between two state parks, crosses the prairie in northeastern Iowa.
The Shaulis Road Trail is a 10-metre wide concrete path that runs along the sparsely populated southern edge of Waterloo along Shulman Road. The Old Creamery Nature Trail, which runs between Vinton and Dysart, gets its name from the fact that it passes through the tiny farming community. The Black Hawk County Trolley Trail (also known as the Trolley Car Trail) runs less than two miles west of Waterloo and connects the eastern edges of Clarksville with the community of Shell Rock. Shell Rock Trail: The Shell Rock River Trail, also known as the Butler County Nature Trail, connects ShellRock with Davenport and connects the western end of the State Park with the city of Des Moines.
The cost of providing public energy, shelter and medical care to a family of four in Black Hawk County is $24,192.00.
Whites topped the median, earning an average of $56,520 per household in 2017, while blacks were well below that, with only 4.5 percent of Black Hawk County households earning more than $20,000 per year, or $2,500 per month. Another factor contributing to income and unemployment disparities may be the fact that black residents are more likely than whites to be arrested, convicted, and incarcerated. The Sentencing Project found that in 2014, the last year for which data is available, 11% of Iowa residents were black. Nearly one-third of black residents live below the poverty line, and the percentage of white residents below the poverty line is 12.3 percent, according to data from the US Census Bureau.
A criminal record could be worse for black residents, as the NAACP reports that the negative impact of a criminal record is twice as high for blacks as for whites. Allen Robinson, who owns a shop in Cedar Falls with his wife and two children, said he was in his mid-30s when he worked for the Cedar Falls company.
He advised the company to find a better way to eliminate the negative impact of criminal records on the lives of its employees. Hodges-Harmon also pointed out that he has talent, and he used one at Iowa Works. Roed said he was extremely loyal to the company that gave him the opportunity and now holds a leadership role in the company.
According to the chamber's website, Darrah noted that her Diversity and Inclusion Committee has launched an initiative for business to focus on promoting full inclusion in business. Indeed, it recently launched the Get Talent Back to Work initiative, which helps companies provide opportunities for qualified applicants from criminal backgrounds. When asked about applicants who have committed crimes, Roed asked them if they had changed their convictions. The clinic was created after Iowa Works went to state prisons to figure out which inmates could be best helped to return to prison and who would help them return from prison.
The CPM Waterloo human resources chief said her work to remove barriers to employment had started with a "no-go box," meaning applications for new jobs do not immediately ask people if they have a criminal record. Most company executives don't forget that decision, but Roed knew she had to ban the box.
She was "shocked" by the article, but she was not alone: "I'm not alone," said Debra Hodges-Harmon, who helps people find work at Cedar Valley's Iowa Works. In discussing the article about the decision to close the "no-go box" and other employment barriers for blacks, several residents of the Black Cedar Valley discussed their current and past economic situation, from the loss of loved ones to the difficulties of obtaining a master's or doctorate.