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“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]

August 22, 2022|Tags: , , |

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]

Impact Created by Your United Way: Second Quarter 2022

We are the problem-solvers, hand-raisers, game-changers. Here’s a summary of the impact your United Way created this quarter because of your support.

HEALTH

Facilitated 269 free skin cancer screenings at May 7 event led by area dermatologists and sponsored . . . [Read More]

How 6,100 books were distributed to Wichita elementary students

The last several months have been busy at United Way of the Plains as we prepared to give Wichita Public School’s students reading material for summer break. We were able to do this with help from many organizations, volunteers and donors. This initiative is critical. A large number of students cannot read at a third-grade reading level.

This all started last . . . [Read More]

May 19, 2022|Tags: , , |

Get to Know…Heather Crump, Community Impact Manager for Education

Describe your role at United Way so a third grader could understand it.

My role at United Way is Community Impact Manager for Education. I help support education cradle to college. This includes kindergarten readiness, student success in schools, and support for students’ overall development.

Share your career history and how you made your way to United Way.

I have been a teacher . . . [Read More]

March 12, 2022|Tags: , |

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Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.

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