Programs and Services
COLLEGE FOR KIDS PROGRAM
Our College for Kids Program is designed for students between the ages of 9 – 12 with the goal of helping them develop an awareness of diverse career opportunities. Through informative and captivating presentations by professionals, participants learn the nature, significance, and qualifications for various professions. Some professionals they meet with include doctors, diplomats, lawyers, linguists, journalists, bankers, teachers, and more. In addition, participants attend workshops where they learn how to take care of their own health as well as methods for effective conflict resolution.
KEEPING OUR KIDS HEALTHY
Preventable disease, disability, and childhood obesity have a profound effect on the health of African-Americans in Kansas City. The healthy lifestyle initiative is an awareness and advocacy campaign that assists in creating healthy, sustainable community environments. Keeping Our Kids Healthy is a neighborhood-centered approach outreach program that raises awareness and provides advocacy in educating African-American youths and parents/caregivers on healthy eating habits, a demonstrable heart-healthy meal, and increased physical activities.
The goal of Workforce Development is to reduce the number of unemployed people in Kansas City. We aim to accomplish this goal by collaborating with other local organizations and government agencies to help those who are unemployed with resume, career development, and job search skills.
In order to better serve those who have served our country, we connect veterans to resources that help them repay educational loans.
VOTER REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION
We believe a community member’s critical thinking coupled with our nonpartisan educational tools helps develop well-informed voters. Our Voter Registration and Education campaign is a year-round effort that focuses on increasing voter registration and voter turnout in local elections. The campaign also focuses on educating community members on voter rights and brings awareness to circumstances that allow ex-felons to retain their right to vote in the state of Missouri. We provide a free 1-hour educational session that dissects ambiguity in ballot language so that community members may develop a clear understanding of the questions they’ll see when they vote.
WOMEN ABUSE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
We work tirelessly to break the cycle of domestic violence. Our efforts include counseling, resources, and fundraisers that provide services to women and their children who have experienced abuse.
MY DIRECT SHARE PROGRAM
We mobilize and administer volunteers to area non-profits and community-based organizations that provide services to African-American women and their families. The volunteer opportunities offered through this program gives youth and adults to make a direct impact on creating solutions to local problems faced in their community.
Underserved neighborhoods throughout Kansas City have joined forces with our chapter to be a voice for critical issues plaguing the community. We continue to support different neighborhoods through representation and volunteer work.
PUBLIC CHANCE MEETINGS
Our Public Chance Meetings is a chance for women, their daughters, nieces, mentees, and other relationships to engage in educational conversations with the goal of teaching and supporting the next generation. Through shared discussion, we offer insight, experiences, and possible solutions to different issues. Meetings are informal, but they’re structured, moderated, and timed. Each meeting takes place in a safe public setting.