Community Education serves as an outreach arm of the Des Moines Public Schools in strengthening the community.

Our mission is to provide educational, cultural and recreational opportunities responsive to the needs of the citizens of Des Moines which promote the concept of lifelong learning and personal growth for all members of the community.


We offer activities in the following topic areas:

Arts & Crafts Business Computers
Dance D-I-Y Exercise & Fitness
Family & Personal Development Finance & Investment Food & Nutrition
Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Journalism & Writing
Kayaking-Paddling Languages & Cultures Music & Theater Arts
Photography & Video Sewing & Needle Arts Special Interest
Sports & Games Swimming Trade
Youth Sports    


For more information about our adult, community, and youth programs, please click on the links to the RIGHT.