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NewsResults Found: 18Thursday, May 25, 2017Earlier this year, Crossroads Charter Schools, a network of three schools in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Mo., revealed the launch of Crossroads High School. Today, Park University and Crossroads announced a partnership for Crossroads High School to utilize the University’s Downtown Campus Center as its temporary home through July 2019. This fall, the first class of 30 Crossroads High ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Press Release, Good NewsMOCSA Recognized for Innovative and Effective Workplace Practices; Receives prestigious When Work Works AwardThursday, May 25, 2017The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices. The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective ...read moreCategories: Nonprofit Connect, Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Good NewsThursday, May 25, 2017Posted on 5.25.17 Children and adolescents who enter the foster care system have typically been previously exposed to more adverse experiences than children in the general population. That’s because foster care is designed to protect children who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect or other family challenges. While no fault of their own, youth who have experienced trauma often ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Nonprofit Connect, Papers/Research, Press ReleaseMonday, May 22, 2017Kansas City, MO (May 22, 2017) - Today, Brad Douglas, chairman of the ArtsKC Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Knapp as the new President & CEO of ArtsKC . She has been serving as Interim President & CEO since January 1, 2017. She begins her new role immediately. The selection was made after a national search and selection process led by the Arts Consulting ...read moreCategories: Press Release, On The MoveBurns & McDonnell Working with Park University in Comprehensive Upgrade of Food Service Facility on its Flagship CampusWednesday, May 17, 2017Park University students attending its flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., will soon have upgraded food service facilities and new amenities in a renovated contemporary space in Thompson Commons, the student activity center at the University. Burns & McDonnell has begun a comprehensive $3 million remodel of 8,800 square feet of space in Thompson Commons. The remodel project will address more ...read moreCategories: Good News, Education, Press ReleaseTuesday, May 16, 2017Kansas City, MO (May 16, 2017) Ron Neal, president of Houston Energy, and Dr. Mary Neal, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas, have funded Children International’s newest youth resource center in the Philippines, providing life-changing benefits to thousands of teens in poverty. The Sr. Jane Meyer, O.P. Youth Resource Center, named after the Neals’ dear ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Good NewsMonday, May 15, 2017LIKEME ® Lighthouse – KC changes name to The Kansas City Center for Inclusion Center renews commitment to local Kansas City LGBTQ+ community, celebrates five-year anniversary. May 15, 2017 LIKEME® Lighthouse-KC , 3911 Main Street, announces a new identity and changes in its leadership. The organization is celebrating five years as the LGBTQ+ community center in the heart of midtown ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseMonday, May 15, 2017Susana Eshleman, the president and CEO of Children International , was recognized by Ingram's this month as one of 50 Kansans You Should Know. Ingram's annual 50 Kansans You Should Know program highlights individuals who have excelled in their respective fields and have set standards of excellence for others to follow. Eshleman has been the president and CEO of Children International ...read moreCategories: Human Interest, Good NewsMonday, May 08, 2017Park University students, faculty and staff were recognized for their exceptional scholarly efforts from the 2016-17 academic year at the University’s annual Honors Convocation on April 26, held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. In addition to a number of departmental academic honors, the University acknowledged outstanding students and faculty with ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Good News, Press ReleaseFriday, May 05, 2017Eileen Bobowski Joins Pinky Swear Foundation as Area Director for Kansas City and Omaha Regions BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA (May 4, 2017) – Pinky Swear Foundation announces the recent appointment of Eileen Bobowski as Area Director in its Kansas City and Omaha regions. She will serve as the Foundation’s feet-on-the-ground as Pinky Swear continues to expand its presence in markets across ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, On The Move, Press ReleaseThursday, May 04, 2017Leaders Honor Roll Award Presented to Clay County Senior Services Clay County Senior Services recently received the 2016 University of Missouri Clay County Extension Council Leaders Honor Roll Award. The award is given to agencies or individuals who have provided exemplary support to the programming and services provided by the University of Missouri Extension. Clay County Senior Services staff ...read moreCategories: Good News, Press ReleaseFriday, April 28, 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Suzanne Gunning, VP of Community Engagement 816-863-1558 firstname.lastname@example.org OR Klassie Alcine, Director of Community Engagement 816-535-6954 KAlcine@mokangoodwill.org Goodwill Week Celebrates 120 Years of Building Better Futures and Changing Lives Job Seeker Fairs, Workshops and Training Skills Expos Scheduled Throughout GoodWorks Centers May 8 - 11 to ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsThursday, April 27, 2017Kansas City, Mo. (April 20, 2017) — WaterEquity , an innovation of Water.org, has launched WaterCredit Investment Fund 3 (WCIF3), a new $50 million social impact investment fund that will invest in enterprises serving water and sanitation needs among the world’s poor. WCIF3 will raise and deploy social impact investment capital to scale Water.org’s proven WaterCredit solution, ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseTuesday, April 25, 2017In celebration of the leadership achievements of Park University students, faculty and staff during the 2016-17 academic year, the Office of Student Life and the Park Student Government Association co-hosted the 22th annual Dr. Doris A. Howell Leadership Awards on April 19 on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is named for Howell, a 1944 Park graduate and an internationally ...read moreCategories: Good News, Education, Press ReleaseTuesday, April 18, 2017Event to Benefit Global Warrior Center and International Center for Music Park University’s annual “Night at the Helm” event (formerly known as “Ballyhoo), which raises funds each year for University programs and scholarships, will be held on Tuesday, June 6, at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 6 p.m. The Kansas City community ...read moreCategories: Community, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Education, Good NewsChildren International and Clean the World Foundation partner to distribute more than 1 million bars of soapWednesday, April 05, 2017Kansas City, MO (April 5, 2017) Children International is partnering with the Clean the World Foundation to distribute more than 1 million bars of soap made from recycled hygiene products to kids in need by the end of 2017. These bars of soap, along with education on safe hygiene practices, will help prevent the spread of disease and potentially save lives. According to UNICEF , 1 million ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Good NewsThursday, February 09, 2017KANSAS CITY, KAN. —? For the second year in a row, Unbound has been named a gold winner at the SMCKC AMPS Awards. The AMPS Awards are presented by the Social Media Club of Kansas City, the most active of Social Media Club Global's nearly 350 chapters worldwide. The awards, which are named for the word "amplify," honor excellence in social media throughout Greater Kansas City. ...read moreCategories: Good News, Community, Press ReleaseWednesday, January 18, 2017Art Westport will celebrate 38 years of creativity on September 8th – 10th, 2017. The annual art festival has become a Kansas City tradition and is a favorite among local artists. The three-day event will take place in Historic Westport, providing the perfect backdrop for a “Kansas City” Artists Fair. Top artists from around the Metro will line the streets of Westport showcasing ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release