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CPU Crew

A non-profit youth community service program for teens, supporting healthy development and building a culture of giving.

CPU Crew
Center Point, IA 52213
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CPU Crew program overview

CPU Crew is a non-profit youth community service program that offers teens 12 and up the opportunity to have fun while volunteering in their community. Crew members gain valuable experience and make memories that last a lifetime. 

We are not affiliated with the CPU school system.

There is no charge for kids to participate. Our program is funded by grants, sponsors, donations, community partnerships and people with giving hearts. 

Donations are tax deductible: Tax ID# 88-0865495

CPU Crew offers outdoor project assistance for neighbors who are not able to do the job themselves. Whether you're sick, elderly or just really busy, our Crew can help you with projects, such as mowing, edging, pressure washing, painting, sweeping, raking and other outdoor jobs. Have an unusual project? Ask us and if we can do it, we will.

Request help from the Crew early to ensure your project gets done!

We have partnered with the City of Center Point Parks and Recreation Department and American Legion Post 297 to maximize our positive impact on the community. Together, we can offer our teens amazing opportunities to work hard and have fun.

Watch our videos on YouTube.


Summer 2022

Last summer, the Crew:
  • Did yard work for 13 Center Point residents/businesses (We'd like to serve more residents.)
  • Went back to one neighbor's house 4 times to clear bushes and mow the acre lawn
  • Picked up trash and weeds in both Wakema Park and Fross Park one day a week
  • Learned about water quality testing
  • Built birdhouses
  • Learned about first aid
  • Grilled their own food
  • Painted rocks for the scavenger hunt
  • Got a grant for $900 to make Wakema's Apple Creek more accessible to the public
  • Cleaned out the creek
  • Cleared brush around the creek and planted grass
  • Volunteered for the Easter Egg Hunt and Pork Days
So far this off-season, the Crew:
  • Volunteered for the Harvest Festival
  • Planted trees in Wakema and Fross parks
  • Had a cooking contest
  • Helped set up Blue Creek Christmas light show

The Crew is looking forward to:

  • Helping the American Legion with their pancake breakfasts, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18
  • Starting a community card-giving program
  • Selling custom 3D printed Christmas ornaments
  • Having a Christmas party in December

What's our Crew up to today?

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