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Dubuque AMP



Welcome to the Dubuque AMP page! We're glad that you visited us. :)


Dubuque AMP meets the first Monday of each month at the Multicultural Family Center from 6 PM-8 PM; it also meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Hillcrest Family Services Campus in the Hadley Chapel Fellowship Hall (2005 Asbury Road, entrance in back). Transportation is available to our meetings, so please contact us if you need a ride!

The Dubuque AMP Council is done in partnership with Hillcrest Family Services. Hillcrest strives to be a premier faith-connected health and human services provider/employer in the Midwest by forming and living as promise people. Hillcrest's six promises (as adapted from America's Promise Alliance) are:

  • Caring People
  • Safe Places
  • Healthy Start
  • Effective Education
  • Opportunities to Help Others
  • Opportunities for Spiritual Connections

2016 was a busy year!

  • In January, we learned about how more families of color are in the system, and how we can come together to help reduce these numbers. We also went to the State Capitol Building for AMP Day on the Hill. While in Des Moines, we presented our legislative agenda, toured the building, and met with President of the Senate Pam Jochum and Representative Chuck Isenhart.
  • In February, we helped with busing tables at the Grand View United Methodist Church Soup Supper.
  • In April, we went to the Plugged In and Charging conference in Ottumwa, and also did an art project for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • In May, we had our graduation picnic and party.
  • In June, an AMP youth represented our council at the Dubuque City Council Meeting, where the LGBTQ+ Pride Month Proclamation was issued. Dubuque AMP is the organization which writes and submits the proclamation.

In July, some of our youth went to AMP Camp. We also started a coloring book project for foster and group homes, as well as facilities. Youth and a volunteer staffed the Hillcrest Family Services booth at the Dubuque County fair and educated people about tobacco.




Ali (volunteer) and Meghan work the Hillcrest Family Services Booth at the Dubuque County Fair.

  • In August, youth learned about tobacco and created an AMP chapter for Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (ISTEP). Youth also attended a Recovery Awareness Workshop, where they learned about Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery.

In September, youth discussed what leadership looks like, what they bring to the council and the community, and what our goals are for the future. We also did our New Member Training!


















Ruth Buckels does the New Member Training at Hillcrest.


In October, Erin from Capri presented on the vast world of beauty and wellness!  We explored the career requirements, personality and character traits needed to be successful in the industry as well as the multitude of career opportunities available in this amazing Industry (Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology).  In addition Erin discussed what a person must do to become licensed and be able to work/make money in the industry.  Educational Requirements, License Requirements, Requirements per state, School Scholarship information and more!






Erin teaches our youth about the possibilities available at Capri College.

  • In November, youth learned about Teens Against Human Trafficking, and also about change. Youth provided input into what they'd like to see in upcoming meetings.
  • In December, youth had the opportunity to learn about what it takes to get and maintain housing. This month is also when we had our holiday party which had many games and prizes!


2017 is a year with a lot of potential, and we're eager to hear suggestions for events, topics, and service projects. If you'd like to volunteer with AMP or present at one of our meetings, please contact Indy using the form at the bottom of the page.


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