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NewsResults Found: 16President and CEO of the Urban League of Kansas City Gwendolyn Grant to Present Keynote Address at Park University CommencementTuesday, April 24, 2018Gwendolyn Grant, president and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, will present the keynote address at her alma mater during Park University’s Kansas City Area Commencement on Saturday, May 12. The ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut in Independence, Mo., starting at 10 a.m. The event will include 628 Park University ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Press ReleaseMonday, April 23, 2018A new studio space in the heart of Kansas City’s creative community will thread the needle for expanding capacity for Rightfully Sewn to help diverse, at-risk women, as well as support its nonprofit mission, said Jennifer Lapka.Read the article in Startland News.Categories: On The Move, Good NewsFriday, April 20, 2018April 19, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri – United Way of Greater Kansas City today announced two leadership appointments to improve the charity’s marketing impact and sharpen its focus on challenges in health, education and financial stability in the community. Mike Goff has been named Chief Marketing and Philanthropy Officer. Goff, a seasoned leader with more than 30 years of brand ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsThursday, April 12, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 12, 2018) — Drs. David and Mary Zamierowski, Overland Park, have been named by the Johnson County Community College Foundation as the Johnson Countians of the Year for 2018. David, a retired plastic surgeon, and Mary, a PhD biochemist, have dedicated their retirement years to supporting healthcare education across the Kansas City area and around the globe. “The ...read moreCategories: Education, Press Release, Good NewsTuesday, April 10, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 10, 2018) – On April 4, hundreds of local high school students participated in the 2018 Metro Kansas City Model United Nations (MKCMUN) conference held at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). MKCMUN is an organization sponsored and conducted by the JCCC Political Science Department and the JCCC United Nations team. During the conference, student delegates ...read moreCategories: Good News, Press Release, Education, CommunityMonday, April 09, 2018Kansas City, MO, April 9, 2018: Charlotte Street Foundation is now accepting applications for its Studio Residency Program. The year-long studio residency runs from September 2018 through September of 2019. Applications are due by Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM (CST). Applications are accepted exclusively through www.callforentry.org. You can apply for the free studio program online ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseMonday, April 09, 2018Artists 360 to Nurture Artists in Northwest ArkansasPilot Program Created Through New Partnership Between Walton Family Foundation and Mid-America Arts Alliance Artists 360, a new program partnership between the Walton Family Foundation and Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), kicks off today in Northwest Arkansas. Artists 360 is a three-year pilot program providing individual artists of all ...read moreCategories: Good News, Press ReleaseFriday, April 06, 2018Parkville, Mo.—April 6, 2018 — Park University, which has supported students from around the globe in pursuing their higher education dreams since 1875 from its flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., will open a campus center location in Gilbert, Ariz. The University plans to begin operations for the start of the Fall 2018 semester, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission and the Arizona ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press Release, EducationThursday, April 05, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 5, 2018) – When mathematicians, statisticians and educators of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) gather for their Kansas section meeting, they usually meet at one of the state’s four-year institutions. This year, however, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) will host the Kansas section meeting of the MAA April 21 to 22 in the Carlsen Center. “This ...read moreCategories: Community, Press ReleaseWednesday, April 04, 2018Child abuse and neglect, family challenges, the need for foster care and more – these are issues that state governments are used to handling. Through their child welfare systems, state agencies handle complex tasks like case management, matching children with appropriate caregivers, and recording notes from therapy sessions, visitations and other meetings. But developing technology that is ...read moreCategories: Human Interest, Good News, Community, Press ReleaseMonday, April 02, 2018Kansas City, MO, April 2, 2018:Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to partner with Fishtank Theatre for the regional premiere of Belfast Girls in La Esquina Gallery (1000 W 25th St. Kansas City, MO). The play is set to premiere on Friday, April 7 at 7 PM in La Esquina. Belfast Girls was written by Jaki McCarrick and the production will be showing from April 7 through April 29. Showings will take ...read moreCategories: Human Interest, Press ReleaseChildren International fights extreme barriers to education in India with help from the Guru Krupa FoundationMonday, April 02, 2018While government support for education has increased in India over the last decade, children in poverty still face extreme barriers when trying to complete their schooling. Many parents cannot afford the costs of their child’s education, which include uniforms, transportation, supplies, books and school fees in some cases. Even when kids do make it to school, they often have to deal with poor ...read moreCategories: Education, Press Release, Good NewsFriday, March 30, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 30, 2018) – The Model United Nations team from Johnson County Community College (JCCC) received the following awards at the 2018 National Model United Nations conference in recognition of their representation of Tanzania: Overall Distinguished DelegationAn Outstanding Position Paper Award for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons This latest ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press ReleaseWednesday, March 28, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 28, 2018) – Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has earned a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in recognition of its sustainability achievements. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. JCCC’s ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press ReleaseTuesday, March 27, 2018Kansas City, MO, March 19, 2018 - Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City (GOTRKC) is pleased to announce it has received a $275,000 grant from the Claire Giannini Fund. These funds will support program expenses as well as provide financial assistance to spring 2018 teams and individuals. “The Claire Giannini Fund grant is a true transformational gift for Girls on the Run Kansas City. We ...read moreCategories: Good NewsThursday, March 15, 2018“Raise The Woof” Animal Shelter Organizers Announce The Kansas City Campus for Animal Care (KCCAC); KC Pet Project to Manage Campus Operations___________________________________________________________KC Parks Board approves Cooperative Agreement; Summer Groundbreaking Targeted in Swope Park at Elmwood and Gregory ___________________________________________________________ Kansas City, MO: ...read moreCategories: Good News