Citizen U Class
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm

To register for 2016-17 courses, please visit http://www.urbandalecommunityed.com/programs/2016_Fall/CITIZEN_UNIVERSITY.

Launched in 2016, Citizen University (Citizen U) is a leadership development collaborative formed by UCAN and Urbandale Community Education. Formerly known as Leadership Urbandale, Citizen U functions to educate community members to serve in leadership roles while developing a better understanding of volunteer opportunities, local government and civic organizations within the community.

Citizen U offers a certification program for individuals completing 5 of the 7 free educational sessions and 10 hours of community service / volunteer work in Urbandale. Session subject matter includes Urbandale history, government, economic development, ethics, leadership and more. Participants meeting the certification requirements are to be presented with a certificate near the end of each school year.

2016-17 Class Schedule

Monday, October 3, 2016; 6:30 – 8:00 PM – CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Monday, November 7, 2016; 6:30 – 8:00 PM – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Monday, December 5, 2016; 6:30 – 8:00 PM – ETHICAL DECISION MAKING AND CIVILITY

Monday, January 16, 2017; 6:30 – 8:00 PM – THE MULTI-CULTURAL COMMUNITY OF URBANDALE

Monday, February 13, 2017; 6:30 – 8:00 PM SCHOOLS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY

Monday, March 6, 2017; 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

While these information sessions are FREE, please register in advance to allow for appropriate room accommodations.

Caring Corps Spring Clean-Up
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am
Caring Corps Spring Clean-Up @ Lions Park Shelter | Urbandale | Iowa | United States

Spring Clean-up


The annual Caring Corps Spring Clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2016 to celebrate Earth Day. Volunteers will gather at the Lions Park Shelter at 8:00 a.m. for a continental breakfast and to receive their assignments. If you are interested in helping out please call the UCAN office at 278-3999. Although the Clean-up is scheduled until 12:00 p.m. volunteers are typically done with their assignments by 11:00 or 11:30 a.m.

Remember to bring gloves, rakes, trimmers and to dress warmly. Lawn bags will be supplied by the clients.



6th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride: UCAN Loop Urbandale
May 7 @ 11:00 am

Event Details:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Walker Johnston Park

Registration:  11:00am – 1:00pm

Bike Ride starts at 1:00pm

Mapped bike routes of varying lengths and skill levels will be provided during registration.