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United Way News You Can Use: Sept. 2022


Impact on the Plains Finalists Announced

Eight finalists have been named for this year’s Impact on the Plains. The top two program applicants in the four focus areas of healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs will participate in a “Shark Tank”-style social innovation competition hosted by United Way of the Plains. Up to $100,000 will be awarded to . . . [Read More]

September 8, 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]

Celebrating a Year of Innovation and Collaboration

By Steve Dixon, President of P.B. Hoidale Co., Inc. and 2021 Board Chair for United Way of the Plains, Special to The Wichita Eagle

As we prepare for the promise a new year brings, it’s important to reflect on the many ways our community worked together during the last 12 months to provide opportunities for . . . [Read More]

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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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