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News for Press ReleaseTuesday, June 20, 2017Kansas City, MO (June 19, 2017) – Americans for the Arts (AFTA) just released its Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Study, including data for the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. The total economic impact in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences is $276 million, a slight increase over the figure reported ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, Good NewsMonday, June 19, 2017(Kansas City, MO) The Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously on June 9, 2017 to appoint Todd Stein as its new chief executive officer. Stein will lead M-AAA, the nation’s first regional arts organization which fosters and serves artists, cultural organizations, and communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and beyond. He has been ...read moreCategories: Good News, Press ReleaseMonday, June 19, 2017Missouri American Water, which serves communities throughout Missouri, including Parkville, home of Park University’s flagship campus, presented a $50,000 check to Park President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D. and Associate Vice President for Advancement Nathan Marticke, to go toward the University’s new School of Business building, which will be known as the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise ...read moreCategories: Community, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Education, Good NewsThursday, June 15, 2017Kansas City, MO (June 13, 2017) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council has been recommended for $20,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for ArtsKCGo.com, a new arts and cultural events website that launched to the public on June 2. This funding recommendation is contingent upon final NEA review. The Council has consistently received NEA funding in the past for ...read moreCategories: Economic, Good News, Press ReleaseTuesday, June 13, 2017June 13, 2017 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – Liana Riesinger has been appointed Senior Program Officer for the Francis Family Foundation, the Foundation Board of Directors has announced. A former program officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Liana joins the Francis Family Foundation from the Kansas State University Foundation where she was ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Funding Opportunity, Good NewsMonday, June 12, 2017Do Good Co., a nonprofit lifestyle store that offers curated home furnishings and apparel, opened to the public on Saturday, June 10 th . This storefront is a dream realized by members of the community who wanted to open a retail store to support the missions of KidsTLC and KC Pet Project. Do Good Co. is committed to supporting our non-profit community through curated goods, workshops, events ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press ReleaseTuesday, June 06, 2017Kansas City, MO - (June 6, 2017 ) - CommunityAmerica Credit Union and Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC) will launch JA Finance Park Virtual , an innovative online financial education program in the Liberty (MO) School District beginning on Monday, June 5. The program, running for 6 weeks, will serve 8 th grade students in the Liberty School District this summer and will expand to ...read moreCategories: Good News, Press Release, CommunityFriday, June 02, 2017An adventurous opportunity for the community to experience their river KANSAS CITY, KS – A cardboard replica of Lewis and Clark’s keel boat will be floating down the river next Saturday, June 10th. At the helm will be Steve Snell, a self-declared adventure-artist and Assistant Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. A dream two years in the making, Daunting Courage is name of the ...read moreCategories: Community, Press ReleaseThursday, June 01, 2017New Arts & Cultural Event Guide for the KC Metro Will Promote Local Arts & Culture Kansas City Metro (June 1, 2017) — ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council will officially launch ArtsKCGo.com to the public tomorrow. We’ll celebrate with a public launch party tomorrow at the ArtsKC Gallery at 106 Southwest Blvd. from 6:30-9 p.m. The press is invited to attend the private launch ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsThursday, 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 ReleaseBurns & 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 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 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: Good News, Community, Press Release