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News for Good NewsTuesday, March 21, 2017First 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 moreCategories: Community, Good News, On The Move, Press ReleaseMonday, March 13, 2017Kansas 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 moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press ReleaseCharlotte Street Foundation Announces Recipients of Prestigious Art Omi Fellowship and Byron C. Cohen AwardThursday, March 09, 2017Charlotte 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 moreCategories: Press Release, Good NewsCharlotte Street Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2017 Charlotte Street Visual & Generative Performing Artist AwardsWednesday, March 08, 2017Five 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 moreCategories: Good News, Press ReleaseTuesday, March 07, 2017reStart, 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 moreCategories: Good News, Press ReleaseTuesday, February 28, 2017Park 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 moreCategories: Economic, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Community, Education, Good NewsTuesday, February 28, 2017Overland 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 moreCategories: Press Release, Community, Good NewsMonday, February 27, 2017KVC 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 moreCategories: Press Release, Good NewsWednesday, February 22, 2017Park 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 moreCategories: Community, Economic, Education, Good News, Press ReleaseWilson Promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Compliance at Park UniversityWednesday, February 22, 2017Park 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 moreCategories: Education, Good News, On The Move, Press ReleaseThursday, February 16, 2017February 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 moreCategories: Education, Press Release, Community, Good NewsTuesday, February 14, 2017President’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 moreCategories: Community, Human Interest, Good News, Press ReleaseThursday, February 09, 2017Park 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 moreCategories: Education, On The Move, Good News, Press ReleaseThursday, 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: Community, Press Release, Good NewsThursday, January 26, 2017Kansas 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 moreCategories: Community, Good News, Nonprofit Connect, Press Release