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Empowering Growth.
Inspiring Excellence.

We believe education and experiential learning is key in empowering children, families, communities, and systems. Our goal is to help cultivate resilience and well-being and create lasting, innovative changes within our world. The Meraki Institute provides learning experiences focused on increasing awareness, enhancing family and community connections, and cultivating excellence within individuals, organizations, and systems.

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Pillars of Empowerment

We provide a personal, collaborative approach to understand what’s at the core of your learning and growth needs and goals. We take pride in combining our expertise and creativity to ensure a final experience that will transform.

We provide resources, tools, and educational experiences that strengthen connection, well-being, and resilience within the family structure. We partner with caregivers to increase their awareness, ability, and confidence to respond to a child’s needs.

We offer one-of-a-kind learning experiences utilizing creative and reflective strategies to increase excellence within any professional’s knowledge, skills, and competencies. Our innovative learning experiences provide clinical skill development and leadership training to strengthen one’s ability to impact change.

By engaging with communities, we promote awareness, foster collaborations, create change networks, and provide education to encourage advocacy and understanding of the needs of children and families within the community.

We work with systems to build restorative cultures to enhance safety, trust, innovation, and sustainability of organizations and child serving systems. We create foundations through the building of awareness, skills, and structures rooted in resilience, healthy connections, and authenticity.

View our brochures to learn about our key services in each pillar

Upcoming Events

If you are interested in the Meraki Institute’s mission, join us at any of the following events.

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Outreach Services

We provide a personal, collaborative approach to understand what’s at the core of your learning and growth needs and goals. We take pride in combining our expertise and creativity to ensure a final experience that will transform you, your family, and your community.

In-Person Training
Virtual Training
Comprehensive Learning
Custom Training Development

Organizational Assessments Mental Wellbeing Awareness
Workplace Wellbeing Programs
Resources & Tools

Schedule a training today

Resilient You, You Can RISE

Using these four principles, you can increase your resilience and improve your well-being. We are at our best when we take care of ourselves and are around those we love.

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RISE: Wellness & Resilience Framework Brochures

Download our brochures to see exciting opportunities to bring the RISE Framework to your organization, school, or employees!

Our Partners

The Meraki Institute of Learning believes in the power of collaboration and partnership to create even greater change. We are grateful for the following partnerships which offer greater access to learning experiences focused on enhancing mental wellbeing and resilience.

CYC Source is a virtual marketplace for professional development of Child and Youth Care (CYC) Practitioners in all practice settings.

The Meraki Insititute of learning partners with The Coalition to provide high quality professional development through Iowa’s Child Welfare Provider Training Academy. Courses are offered to Iowa’s child welfare and Youth & Family Service providers free of charge.

Through our partnership with Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region (ECR) we provide professional development courses throughout the 9 county area and online to assist in building excellence in our workforce of mental health disability service providers


Meraki Institute of Learning at Tanager offers critical resources and support for educators, parents, care providers, and community members to build resilience in children and families, especially for those who have experienced trauma.

We're here to help.

We offer a variety of growth trainings, workshops & events. Find an upcoming event which aligns with your learning goals, or reach out to discuss what offerings we can bring to you!

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If you (or someone with you) are experiencing a medical emergency, or are in danger, call 911 immediately.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or feeling suicidal, call or text 988 immediately.

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