Top 5 highlights of the 2015 RSVP Recognition

By Emily Worm, RSVP Director Last week, RSVP hosted its annual volunteer recognition. Over 100 volunteers attended the event. Here are our top 5 highlights from the day. Abby Eden from FOX 4. Eden volunteered to be our fabulous Emcee. She brought some great energy and indulged us with pictures and autographs after the event….

Innovative program gives student experience at United Way

By Emily Worm, RSVP Director, and Daisy, Cristo Rey H.S. Student Worker Cristo Rey Kansas City provides a Catholic, college preparatory education enhanced by an innovative corporate work study program to culturally diverse students with economic need. CRKC employs a unique work study model where students work one day a week to offset approximately 50%…

5 Ways to make reading fun (for you and your child)!

By Jennifer Traffis, Director of Children Services It’s been well researched that children who are read to everyday have greater success in school. If you are the parent of a young child you’ve probably  also experienced reading fatigue, that moment where you think, “do I have to read this book AGAIN?” We’ve all been there….

Read Across America: A tribute to Dr. Seuss

By Jill Stevens, Resource Development Intern When I graduated from college, I was gifted with two books, one from my mother and one from my sister. Both could be categorized as self-help books, but vary significantly in their message delivery. Their pages are filled with advice on how to survive “life” and help me get…