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    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    First Downs for Down Syndrome, Inc. (FDFDS) and the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, Inc. (DSG) are pleased to announce that they have merged effective January 1, 2017. The two organizations will now operate under the DSG name and brand to act with the unified goal of serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the KC metro area. The boards of both organizations, who ...read more
    Categories: Community, Good News, On The Move, Press Release
    Monday, March 13, 2017
    Kansas City, Missouri -- Camp Encourage, a Kansas City-based nonprofit that has provided overnight summer camp experiences to youth on the autism spectrum for 10 years, is expanding with the addition of two overnight weekend sessions in 2017. The shortened camp sessions, which will take place March 18 - 19 and October 28 - 29, offer an additional opportunity for youth with autism spectrum ...read more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, March 09, 2017
    Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to announce the selection of artist, Rodolfo Marron III as the Charlotte Street Fellow of the Art Omi International Artists Residency Program for Summer, 2017 and recently awarded Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow, Samara Umbral as this year’s recipient of the Byron C. Cohen Award. Through an ongoing partnership with Art Omi, Charlotte ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Good News
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    Five Kansas City-based artists each to receive unrestricted $10,000 cash awards (Kansas City, MO) Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2017 Charlotte Street Awards. The 2017 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellows are Karen McCoy, Stephen Proski, and Samara Umbral. The 2017 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellows are Amado ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    reStart, Inc. Receives Health Care Foundation Grant Award Kansas City, MO (March 7, 2017) – reStart Inc. has received a major grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, focused on improving health care for the clients served at reStart. The foundation is providing a $190,368 grant to help fund reStart’s Care Coordination for Better Health Initiative. People dealing ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Park University announces that the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo., has made a substantial seven-figure gift toward a new building to house the University’s School of Business . When the approximate 20,500-square-foot project is completed, the building will be known as the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. Along with the School of Business , the Plaster Center will ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Community, Education, Good News
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Overland Park, KS (February 27, 2017) - In January, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation appointed Dr. Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, Dean of Cleveland University-Kansas City’s College of Health Sciences, to the Community Foundation’s Regional Advisory Council. As a council member, she will work to advance the Community Foundation's 2017 strategic plans. The Greater Kansas City ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, Good News
    Monday, February 27, 2017
    KVC Health Systems, a national leader in behavioral healthcare and child welfare, is working with partners to bring a vision to life: the creation of a specialized career college for youth aging out of foster care. One possible location for the college is the campus of WVU Tech (West Virginia University Institute of Technology) in Montgomery, West Virginia, which will be vacated soon due to WVU ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Good News
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    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 Lenexa, Kan., for the start of the Fall 2017 semester. The University plans to begin operations in Lenexa in July, with classes starting Monday, Aug. 14. Park University President Greg Gunderson, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Good News, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Park University has announced the promotion of Steve Wilson to the position of associate athletic director for media relations and compliance. Wilson began his new duties on Feb. 1. Wilson, in his 10th year leading communication efforts for the University’s Department of Athletics , leads an office that promotes student-athlete and departmental achievements, and coordinates fan ...read more
    Categories: Education, Good News, On The Move, Press Release
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    February 16, 2017 — For the third time in four months, Park University’s recognition and respect for the contributions military personnel make to the country, as well as the University’s long history of serving those who serve our country, has been commended. Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs , Military Spouse , Vetrepreneur and STEM Jobs magazines, has announced that ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Good News
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    President’s Day will mark the grand opening celebration, ribbon cutting and unveiling of new Linwood Community history wall KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Y has been an important part of the Linwood community since 1919 and in the current building at Linwood and Cleveland since 1975. The new Linwood YMCA building will open its doors for a grand opening celebration on February 20. The YMCA of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    Park University President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D., has announced the promotion of Brian Bode to the position of chief financial officer. Bode began his new duties at Park on Jan. 27. As chief financial officer, Bode oversees the financial and accounting operations of the University and the Parkville Commercial Underground (located on the University’s Parkville Campus), and is responsible for ...read more
    Categories: Education, On The Move, Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    KANSAS 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 more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Good News
    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Kansas City, MO – Nonprofit Connect is thrilled to announce the 2017 Philanthropy Awards Honorees. Dr. William A. and Mary Reed will be honored as the Philanthropists of the Year, The Miller Group as the Business Philanthropist of the Year, Frank Byrne as the Nonprofit Professional of the Year and Linda and Terry Ward as the Volunteers of the Year. Nonprofit Connect will also honor Brian ...read more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Nonprofit Connect, Press Release