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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College recently partnered with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City as a location for their new Y Academy. This daily program provides a combination of childcare and education, an initiative that embodies the "community" in community college. "The College is here to inspire learning, transform lives, and strengthen our community. I think that sharing our space with the YMCA’s Y Academy program actively supports each of those values," said JCCC Executive
Two Kansas City Nonprofits Join Forces to Magnify Impact: Alphapointe and Rightfully Sewn to Advance Manufacturing in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people who are blind, and Rightfully Sewn, which provides specialized seamstress training and products, announced a partnership today to amplify the efforts of both non-profit organizations. Rightfully Sewn was founded in 2015 by current President Jennifer Lapka with a mission to provide seamstress training for people with obstacles to employment. Ultimately, the organization seeks to
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Wayside Waifs is celebrating the completion of their Building Dreams and Transforming Lives Capital Project on October 28. Their campus now has the Education & Training Center to host large events, hold dog training classes & youth education programming, and house staff offices. They also gained the Canine Behavior Center, the second of its kind in the nation, that will exclusively serve shy, fearful as well as high-energy/arousal shelter do to transform their behavior. On
Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded eight nonprofit organizations a total of $285,800 in applicant defined grants during September 2020. We are proud to support the following:AgencyAwardGrant DescriptionAfter the Harvest $25,000 To increase reach and engagement; bolster capacity; sustain long-term growth; and provide more healthy produce to families, individuals, and seniors living with food insecurity.Benilde Hall $50,000 To achieve improved outcomes in self-sufficiency, mental
United Inner City Services (UICS) Expands Early Education Services to Third Location in Pleasant Valley, MO
United Inner City Services (UICS) Expands Early Education Services to Third Location in Pleasant Valley, MOSecond Expansion in a Year Grows Early Education Capacity to 300 of Kansas City’s Littlest LearnersKANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 2, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect workforce development, with quality child care/early education options becoming a separating factor for success in America. As a major step in mitigating this equity challenge, United Inner City Services (UICS) is proud
Oct. 1, 2020 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded Avila University $2.2 million in funding through the Title III-Strengthening Institutions Program. This grant will support the development of Project RISE, a new initiative designed to increase graduation and persistence rates among Avila students. The grant will provide nearly $450,000 annually through 2025 to implement strategies and programs through Project RISE—or Raising and Inspiring Student Excellence—which will
The REACH Foundation awarded Enrollment Assistance grants totaling $300,000 to eight organizations to increase enrollment for health coverage through HealthCare.gov and other public benefits. With the latest round of grants announced in September, the total invested in this area is $1.94 million since 2016. Enrollment Assistance grants aim to help eligible consumers enroll in HealthCare.gov and for public benefits including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Central Exchange Forges Strategic Agreement with UMKC Bloch School Strategic collaboration will enhance networking and leadership development for women Central Exchange, Kansas City’s community for women leaders, has signed a three-year services agreement with the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The strategic and collaborative agreement will further advance development of women by leveraging Bloch School assets to expand the reach, services and programming
Five Kansas City Business Leaders to be Inducted into Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame in 2020
KANSAS CITY, MO (April 20, 2020) – Bruce Ianni, Co-founder and CEO of DDSports, and Davyeon Ross, Co-founder and President of DDSports; Christine Kemper, founder of Kemper & Company, LLC, and Sandy Kemper, founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of C2FO; and Peter Mallouk, President of Creative Planning, have been selected as the 2020 business leaders to be inducted into the Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame. The honorees will be recognized at an annual Luncheon on Friday,
High School Esports League (HSEL) Joins Esports Platform eFuse’s $200,000 USD “#ForTheGamers” Student Scholarship Program
52 Weeks. 52 Influencers. 52 Life-changing Opportunities — Premier Esports Networking Platform eFuse Announces Major College Scholarship Prizes in 2020 for Student Competitors https://www.varsityesportsfoundation.org/news/hsel-efuse-vef-partnership
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/pGi08ZA2iOAKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Super Bowl LIV is a big game with the potential to spinoff other games. One group of esports enthusiasts from the Kansas City metro plans to use Sunday's Chiefs-49ers match-up as a stage for the tech and education communities, promoting competitive video-gaming to athletes in high school and younger age groups. So what started in basements and is now spreading to the Super Bowl. One office near the city's River Market is home to Bubba Gaeddert
Executive Director Interviews with Cheddar Esports and speaks about the Varsity Esports Foundation. FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/x_HVZXd42LQ Here are some questions and answers from the interview: 1) WHAT IS VARSITY ESPORTS FOUNDATION? GIVES BACKGROUND ON IT. The Varsity Esports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established to offer financial assistance to schools and to provide a pipeline for students to reach their potential through Esports. We partner with organizations who share our
Ep53 - Varsity Esports Foundation with Bubba Gaeddert December 23 2019 This week Max is joined by Bubba Gaeddert, Executive Director of Varsity Esports Foundation. They chat about the foundation’s role in scholastic esports as well as how to deal with the dangers children are exposed to via online gaming. LISTEN TO SHOW HERE:https://www.sportsnet.ca/650/the-game-show/ep53-varsity-esports-foundation-with-bubba-gaeddert/
Video games aren’t just a drag on a child’s study habits. Sometimes they can lead to college scholarships if your kid happens to be an esports star. Tournament organizer High School Esports League (HSEL) has teamed up with the charitable organization Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF) to provide financial aid and opportunities for students across the country. HSEL is one of several competitive video game companies (rivals include PlayVS and All-Star Esports League) that is bringing esports to high