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Promise on the Plains recipient making dual impact

Mending the mental health crisis in Wichita food deserts

It was a few months ago that we shared how Common Ground Producers and Growers was transporting healthy produce into food deserts and food insecure communities, but they are also doing something to further strengthen our community.

Common Ground was a recipient of an equity grant from United Way of the Plain’s through . . . [Read More]

November 17, 2022|Tags: , , , |

“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: May 2022


Helping victims of the April 29 tornados recover, rebuild and regain stability

United Way is harnessing the caring power of the community to assist those directly impacted by the April 29 tornados that struck Andover and surrounding areas. We have set up a fund to assist with long-term recovery efforts. Financial resources are currently the greatest need and . . . [Read More]

May 11, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Why does Wichita lack young volunteers and how we are fixing that

Ask anyone who volunteers, they will tell you the benefit. They are helping their community through hands on involvement. The values of volunteering are even greater for students, but in Sedgwick County we are facing lower numbers of student volunteers, so we are getting creative.

In 2021, Wichita Public Schools, Safe Streets Wichita, and United Way . . . [Read More]

April 29, 2022|Tags: , , |

Grant empowers local students to give back

A Youth Service America (YSA) grant secured last year by college students working at United Way of the Plains and Safe Streets Wichita is now funding 11 service projects led by Wichita Public Schools students.

This YSA grant to fund service and leadership opportunities for area youth is especially meaningful due to the university student leadership administering the . . . [Read More]

January 11, 2022|Tags: , , |

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