Finding Paradise on Giving Tuesday

Dec 2, 2020

Thanks to a generous match from Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Hawkeye Area Labor Council, and Cedar Rapids / Iowa City Building Trades Council, $20,375 was raised on Giving Tuesday to give kids like Caleb their own paradise.
Exciting Next Step for Kids First Des Moines

May 29, 2020

On June 30, 2020, the Des Moines office of Kids First Law Center will split off from the Cedar Rapids office and launch as an independent nonprofit organization. The Des Moines office will become the Iowa Center for Children’s Justice (ICCJ). The…
Additional Deductions Available for Charitable Gifts

Apr 2, 2020

All U.S. taxpayers can now take an “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts up to $300 per individual and $600 per couple in 2020.
Help for Separated Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 21, 2020

For separated parents, the COVID-19 pandemic brings a special set of challenges. But parents can use the pandemic as an opportunity to re-set their co-parenting relationship. Here are some ways parents can establish a clear path through these…
Youth Peace Project Helping Build Success at McKinley

Jan 13, 2020

Kids First’s Youth Peace Project facilitates conflict resolution circles at McKinley Middle School and its three feeder schools, Johnson STEAM Academy, Grant Wood Elementary, and Erskine Elementary. Featured in this article is Youth Peace Project…
Preparing Children for Successful Adulthood

Jan 16, 2019

At Kids First, we help prepare children for a successful adulthood by teaching them social-emotional skills. Whether it is teaching children in divorce workshops the importance of talking about their feelings with their parents, helping middle school…
One Million Cups Features Kids First's Peace Project

Nov 16, 2018

We're so proud of our restorative justice project at McKinley Middle School!
Community Spotlight Shines on Kids First
Youth Peace Project Recognized at Community Foundation Event

Nov 9, 2018

Kids First attorney Arianna Eddy and our Youth Peace Project were featured by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation at the annual Celebration of Community event on November 14, 2018.
Peace Project Collaboration in Schools

Oct 30, 2017

Kids First is pleased to announce the launch of a new program, Youth Peace Project (YPP).



Kids First Law Center

420 6th St. SE Ste. 160

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 365-5437


May 11, 2023, 4:02 PM
More than 200 of you raised a record-breaking $49,448 for kids in conflict – on top of corporate sponsorships! Thank you for being so generous.