Together, we are creating a more equitable place to learn, work and succeed.
The Wichita Collective Impact Initiative brings together the community, nonprofits, businesses and government entities to focus on educational success and workforce readiness, beginning in the 67214 ZIP code.
SNAPSHOT OF 67214
Why focus on 67214?
67214 is the poorest ZIP code in Kansas
Average adjusted gross income in 2018 was $27,906
19.6% had an income below $10,000
39.2% are not currently in the labor force
Of those 25+ years of age, 25.3% did not complete high school
24.8% of the population does not have health insurance coverage
43.6% of the population is Black or African American; 24.8% is Hispanic.
Through volunteerism, shared expertise and financial grants, we will achieve collective impact that strengthens equity through educational success and workforce readiness.
Increase access to quality early childhood education
Improve third grade reading
Improve seventh grade algebra
Increase graduation rates
Improve teacher representation
Increase number of students engaged in ready-to-work programs
Increase diversity and number of jobs created
Improve local post-secondary enrollment
Reduce mid-career departures
2022 SUMMER GRANT RECIPIENTS
Four area nonprofits with programs focused on early education have been awarded grants through the Wichita Collective Impact (WCI) initiative. Read about the recipients in our press release.
Check back soon for the next WCI grant application.
Funded through a $2 million gift from Wichita-based Cargill Protein North America, Wichita Collective Impact is a three-year initiative led by United Way of the Plains, Greater Wichita YMCA and the Public Policy & Management Center at Wichita State University.