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“Be the Buffalo.” Advice to this year’s graduates from United Way’s President and CEO.
United Way President and CEO Pete Najera was invited to give this year’s commencement address at the WSU Tech graduation. Below is an excerpt of his advice for this year’s graduates.
As you begin your journey outside of Koch Arena, you may encounter adversity from time to time. There’s a famous story told by the first woman ever to be elected . . . [Read More]
United Way of the Plains Announces $5.4 Million Investment in Area Programs
United Way of the Plains has announced funding for 73 human service programs to help individuals and families throughout south central Kansas achieve their human potential. The $5.4 million investment is part of the annual Opportunity on the Plains funding cycle and includes $656,889 in donor-designated funds. It is the largest annual investment program of United Way of the Plains. . . . [Read More]
Halloween on a school night? Advice from an educator
Top four practices for parents if October 31 falls on a school night
Heather Crump, United Way of the Plains Community Impact Manager for Education, shares her advice to help you and your child enjoy Halloween on a school night. Heather is a major advocate for education in south central Kansas and a former teacher. Get to know . . . [Read More]
“Ilikuwa ni mabadiliko makubwa.” How Impact on the Plains is helping immigrants from the Republic of Congo learn English
Mythili Menon, PhD, is a linguist at Wichita State University and a recipient of our 2021 Impact on the Plains grant that is helping fund the Center of Educational Technology to Assist Refugee Learners (CETARL).
Refugees come to Kansas from across the world and how we help them integrate into our society either sets them up for a life of success . . . [Read More]
United Way News You Can Use: August 2022
Announcing $100,000 for innovative solutions to community issues
Nonprofits, think you have the next bright idea to advance the common good? United Way of the Plains is hosting Impact on the Plains, a “Shark Tank”-style competition in pursuit of bold solutions to complex community issues. Up to $25,000 will be awarded to entrepreneurial nonprofit programs that transform . . . [Read More]
United Way News You Can Use: July 2022
Promise on the Plains invests $100,000 to build a more equitable community
United Way observed the Juneteenth holiday by announcing our first-ever equity grant recipients through Promise on the Plains. 10 local nonprofits collectively received $100,000 to help close gaps and disparities in the communities of color they serve. This grant opportunity was announced earlier this year during . . . [Read More]
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