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News for EducationTuesday, August 01, 2017The Early Education Funders Collaborative announced today that it is seeking proposals for projects/programs that improve early education quality and expand access for low-income families and children of color in Kansas City. The Early Education Funders Collaborative will award grants up to $500,000 to eligible nonprofit organizations that serve children ages birth to 5 years old in the ...read moreCategories: Education, Funding OpportunityThursday, July 27, 2017Kansas City, MO - Megan Sturges , president of Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC), has been named the 2017 recipient of the Junior Achievement Karl Flemke Pioneer Achievement Award. The award is given to first-time JA presidents who have demonstrated outstanding contributions and achievements to the organization. The award was presented at the Junior Achievement USA Leadership ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Education, Press ReleaseVan Cliburn Silver Medalist and Park University International Center for Music Student Kenny Broberg to Perform on Sept. 10Wednesday, July 26, 2017Park University International Center for Music graduate student Kenny Broberg, the silver medalist at the recently completed 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform in concert on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the historic Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. The performance begins at 4 p.m. Broberg, who is pursuing a Master of Music degree in piano performance at Park, studies under ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Good NewsMonday, July 24, 2017Park University’s Zeta Omicron chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society will host a pair of runs and a fun walk to help support prostate cancer research. The Blue Ribbon 10K/5K runs and a 2.5K walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, in English Landing Park in Parkville. The 10K run begins at 7 a.m., followed by the 5K run at 7:15 a.m. and the 2.5K walk at 7:30 p.m. ...read moreCategories: Community, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Education, Good NewsWednesday, July 19, 2017KANSAS CITY, Missouri – On Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, Kansas City Women in Technology is hosting Kansas City's second Django Girls workshop. Django Girls is an international non-profit organization empowering communities to host programming workshops for women. "Kansas City Women in Technology is excited to bring Django Girls to Kansas City -- we want to continue ...read moreCategories: Education, Community, Good NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017Events to Include Conversation with Retired NASA Officer and Eclipse Watch Party Nearly 100 years has “eclipsed” since a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States. The historical and scientific significance of the 2017 solar eclipse will be discussed when Park University hosts “Eclipsing Park University: A Conversation with Dr. Lynn ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Good News, Human Interest, Press ReleaseWednesday, July 05, 2017The governing body of Park University — its Board of Trustees — has elected four individuals to serve as members of the Board. Vince Clark, Anthony Melchiorri, Cyprienne Simchowitz, J.D., and Troy Teague were all elected to serve their first three-year term on the board, effective July 1. Vince Clark Clark is vice president of business development at Creative Planning Inc., an ...read moreCategories: On The Move, Education, Community, Good News, Press ReleaseMonday, July 03, 2017The 2017 Park University Golf Scramble , a four-person tournament that benefits the University’s athletic programs , is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 9, at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. Golfers get on the course with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. An awards program will be held immediately follow the completion of the tournament at approximately ...read moreCategories: Education, Press Release, Community, Funding OpportunityTuesday, June 27, 2017On July 7, 2017, Niles leaders, partners, donors and the community will celebrate the re-opening of the recently renovated facility in Kansas City, Missouri with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house . Niles, which has had a strong presence in the heart of downtown Kansas City for 134 years, is a nonprofit organization that provides residential and day treatment programs for children and ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press Release, Education