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On May 19th, the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund announced its third round of grants, which provided nearly $2.5 million to 71 organizations across the Kansas City region. The Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that have experience supporting impacted communities—particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this public health crisis and its economic consequences. Nearly $18 million has been donated so far to the Fund with $8.3 million distributed
Literacy KC is set to change the landscape of adult basic education in our city and is honored to be the recipient of a combined $6,241,890 million dollar award for Adult Education and Literacy and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The grants, which will be dispersed over three years, will make it possible for Literacy KC to expand English language learning, high school equivalency, workforce development, and remedial reading
HappyBottoms, Kansas City's Diaper Bank, will be offering drive-thru, no-contact diaper distribution for NEW Participants ONLY in our warehouse parking lot on Saturday, May 30, from 10:00am-12:00pm, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. HappyBottoms is located at: 303 West 79th StreetKansas City, MO 64133 Families with children are eligible for diapers if they are under the age of four, experiencing financial need (WIC/SNAP/TANF/Medicaid/Housing Subsidies). Families who have lost their job or experienced other financial
KANSAS CITY, Mo, May 19, 2020: After a nationwide search initiated in January 2020, Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to name Christine Boutros as its Grants and Awards Programs Manager. Boutros is the first to fill this newly created position. “We are so thrilled to bring Christine on board at Charlotte Street. Her previous work demonstrates a strong commitment to accessibility, excellent problem-solving skills, and fantastic collaborative relationships. She is an exciting and strong addition to our
Steve Youngblood, associate professor of communication arts and director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University, has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Peace Journalism by the Schengen Peace Foundation and the World Peace Forum. Youngblood, a resident of Parkville, was to have received the award, which recognizes journalists or media publications that have used their craft to contribute to peace, later this month during a ceremony as part of the 5th annual
High school students can get a head start on earning college credits by enrolling in Park University’s Early College Online program. The new program will begin on Monday, June 8, in conjunction with Park’s eight-week Summer term. High school students who will complete their sophomore, junior or senior year this spring and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to participate, earning college credit at a fraction of the University’s regular tuition rate and within a shorter timeframe than
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,
Night at the Helm, Park University’s annual fundraising event that benefits selected University programs, will be held on Wednesday, June 10, at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 6 p.m. This year’s Night at the Helm will benefit Park’s Valor Medals Review project being conducted by the University’s George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War in conjunction with the Valor Medals Review Task Force and the Foundation for the Commemoration of the World
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