Project SPARK: Start strong, finish strong

By Jennifer Traffis, Director of Family & Children Services Hello Kansas City, Kansas! I have called you home for most of my life. Today I want to tell you a little about my passion, my work and why I do what I do at United Way of Wyandotte County and why it is important. Young…

What is RSVP?

By Emily Worm, RSVP Program Director Check out this video and then let me tell you a little bit about the United Way of Wyandotte County RSVP program.   RSVP is a liaison–between an available talent pool and unmet community needs here in Wyandotte County. We connect skilled people 55+ with over 20 partner organizations…

Preparing a Campaign of Steel

By Joy Richardson, Vice President of Resource Development & Community Impact We Americans certainly love our superheroes, from those of us who pack drive-ins and movie theaters to see The Amazing Spiderman or the latest X-Men flick to the fully committed, Comic Con attending, comic book fans. What is it that we love about these…

45 local programs funded for 2014-2017 funding cycle

By Cassidy Miller, Community Impact Manager Well, it’s been a long (and sometimes fun) nine months, but the wait is over! Allocations for the 2014-2017 United Way of Wyandotte County funding cycle is complete! We began last fall with requests for proposals (RFP’s) from Wyandotte County nonprofit agencies. Each interested agency could apply for up…

What Happened To Community Engagement?

By Wendell Maddox, President/CEO If you are in my peer group of “Baby Boomers” you remember the time when community leaders and community activists were well known and easily identified. What happened? When did it change? Why did it change? These are very important questions and challenges most American communities are facing. The answers to…

Meet the United Way of Wyandotte County Staff

We want you to know what we do, what drives us and what our goals for the community are. What better place to start than with the staff that works day in and day out for the Wyandotte community? The United Way of Wyandotte County mission is to increase the community’s understanding of human needs…

You can help make the annual Back to School Fair a success!

By Cathi Hahner, Director of Volunteer Services Volunteers are still needed for the event this weekend- click here to sign-up! The 13th annual Wyandotte County Back to School Fair will be held this Saturday, August 9, 2014 at two locations: Kansas City Kansas Community College and KCK Boys and Girls Club. The goal of the…

Welcome to the new United Way of Wyandotte County blog

We wanted a space for our community to get to know us a little better- a place to share news, ideas, success stories and most of all inspiration. Our mission is to increase the community’s understanding of human needs and to mobilize resources to meet those needs. We think this blogging platform will be a…