Friday, April 11, 2014

Clunkers for Charity - Spring Recycling Campaign - 2014


2014 Spring Recycling Campaign

April - May

Now that the ‘polar vortex’ has passed and the cold weather now turns warm, is it about time to get rid of that old car, truck, appliance, desks, etc?


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Why not donate these and any other items to Clunkers for Charity if they are no longer needed, working and just taking up space??

 (heavily damaged & non-working vehicles, appliances, campers, boats, etc... preferred)


We will promptly pickup donated items…

 

You may be eligible for a standard tax-deduction based off of the BlueBook value of a vehicle; or if we fix up a donated vehicle to sell or use!

IBSA Tax-Exempt ID# | 48-1137236


IBSA Recycling Partners:


P & Q Enterprise, Inc.

603 SE 10th

Topeka, KS


Focus Recycling, Inc.

432 SE 13th

Topeka, KS


Effective January 1, 2005, the law allows a deduction equal to the gross proceeds 
from the sale of the donated vehicle. You will be notified of the sale price of the car.

Contact Us Today (we also accept bulk donations from corporations, hospitals, and nonprofits)

 

629 SE Quincy                 Topeka, Kansas 66603        (785) 422-0761         www.clunkersforcharity.org


IBSA, Inc. is a Kansas nonprofit, tax-exempt organization based in Topeka, KS

Fees generated from recycling efforts fund programs that serve low-income youth & adults.

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CJOnline: http://cjonline.com/news/local/2009-09-16/clunkers_for_charity_seeking_vehicles

Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Solicitation/City of Wichita - CDBG Summer Youth Employment

Due: April 18th

 

CDBG – Summer Youth Employment (FP440023)

 

The solicitation document is attached. Only hard copy sealed bids can be submitted at this time.

 

 

Hannah Lang

Purchasing Division

Buyer

(P) 316-268-4426

(F) 316-858-7526

hlang@wichita.gov

http://ep.wichita.gov

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 2014 Kansas Conference on Poverty - Registration is now open...

The 2014 Kansas Conference on Poverty

As an anti-poverty conference, we stand on three legs: human service, social justice, and economic development. While it will feature intensive and impactful presentations, workshops, and networking, at its heart, this event is about people.


The hundreds of people in attendance will be advocates, policy makers, social workers, volunteers, government employees, program directors, CEOs, non-profit professionals, business owners, bankers, students; people who have seen firsthand the impact poverty has on our communities, our classrooms, our economies, our children; people who believe we can work together to make our communities and classrooms better and stronger; people who believe there are tools that will help us face poverty with a united front.

Joining the 2014 Agenda will be PBS Host & NYT Best Selling Author, Tavis Smiley Media, Lazone Grays from IBSA, Michael Liimatta with Connecting for Good, representatives from Wider Opportunities for Women, Broader, Bolder Education, and more...

Register Today - Click Here



2014 Kansas Conference on Poverty Presented by:

  Ending Poverty: The Campaign for America's Silent Spaces

   
Kansas Housing Resources Corp.

Richards Financial Services

Kansas Center for Economic Growth

Visit Topeka, Inc.

Rassmussen College




"Poverty is not a simple or an easy enemy."

-Lyndon B. Johnson's Special Message to Congress, March 16, 1964

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Highlights of IBSA, Inc. - Topeka KS

Organizational Timeline



1991
Started International Black Student Alliance as a student group on Washburn University

Challenged student government on equity in distributing student service fees to other minority campus organizations

Challenged campus administration on the lack of Black professors; especially in regards to tenure


1992
 Produced campus newsletter 'The Black Eye' as a means to keep the Black student body informed of different events, opportunities and as an outlet for creative expression (poetry, artwork)

1993
Formally incorporated as a not-for-profit Kansas corporation

Began contracting with the state welfare agency to provide work experience onsite for single-parents receiving cash assistance


1995
Received IRS Tax-exempt status - FEIN Number: 48-1137236
Represented Kansas on the National Organizing Committee of Million Man March


1996
Began formally contracting with the state welfare agency in Kansas to provide comprehensive job coaching, job development, retention and case management services to those required by Welfare Reform legislation to participate in employment & training services in order to keep receiving cash assistance and other public aid or assistance.

Began formally contracting with the former quasi-governmental Private Industry Council SDA II, now Heartland Works, Inc. as a training provider of workforce development services, case management and other services allowable under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) legislation for low-income youth and adults with barriers to employment.


1997
Represented Kansas and the Midwest in the Leon H. Sullivan African/African American Summit


1998
Hosted a Black Business Banquet in Topeka, Kansas. "For a mere $25, attendees at the fifth annual Black Business Banquet got roughly a billion dollars worth of information."

Represented Kansas on the Local Organizing Committee of Million Youth Movement - Atlanta, GA


1999
Developed a toll-free voice mail system for parents impacted by Welfare Reform and required to seek employment in lieu of receiving cash assistance and public assistance. Research of state records found that 32% of all TANF job seekers did not have traditional phone service. The voice mail system provided a local number to be used on resumes, with counselors, doctors, etc... IBSA secured agreements with 7 of 11 regional state offices to provide service to approx. 2/3 of the states TANF job seeking population

Represented Kansas on the Local Organizing Committee of Million Youth Movement - Denver, CO

Successfully engaged local elected officials from the Topeka City Council and Shawnee County Board of Commissioners to dedicate 10% of a local sales-tax for economic development towards the economic development of minority-owned businesses, individuals and neighborhoods


2000
Agency recognized by Missouri Governor for Innovations in Workforce Development at regional Workforce Development Summit Tan Tara Resorts, MO


2001
Provided public policy advocacy at the local level regarding contracting improprieties between the City of Topeka & Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)

2002
Sued the Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) in 2002 to make sure a portion of the sales tax revenue supported the development of minority businesses, persons and neighborhoods in a fair, open and competitive manner.

Filed lawsuit to challenge a no-bid contract provided by the local government agencies; City of Topeka and Shawnee County Kansas sitting as a legally formed entity called the Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO). JEDO was responsible to receive and administer a voter-passed sales-tax for the purposes of 'economic development'. As public funds, the agency believed that public funds should conform to open competition as all governmental procurement's are required by law. At stake was $5M annually, for 4-years, from sales-taxes captured on purchases across the city; and across ethnicities. The lawsuit challenged the equity in equal access to opportunity as authorized under public laws and statutes.

Hosted a Black Business Banquet with Ms. Reta Lewis, a Vice President with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as guest speaker. Ms. Lewis spoke to the importance of African Americans getting involved in International Trade and the need for traditional Chambers of Commerce to increase their diversity, outreach to the small minority and women business community and promote partnerships and supplier diversity programs that increase the amounts spent by larger corporations and governments with the same.


Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women, disparities in public-funded procurement - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)


2003
Hosted city-wide entry-level job fair - Topeka Kansas. Several hundred job-seekers perused the offerings of more than a dozen area employers at an entry-level job fair at the Topeka Workforce Center.

Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)


2004

In the lawsuit filed in Shawnee County District Court by the International Black Student Alliance against the city, the county and the Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO)

Judge Franklin Theis ruled on July 14 that the "court would have to conclude that plaintiff's assertion of a public competitive bid requirement for the JEDO/Go Topeka tax-funded economic development services is, at least, facially correct on present facts." http://cjonline.com/stories/080404/loc_taxpasses.shtml



Brought the honorable Jack Kemp to Topeka, Kansas to attend and participate in the recognition of the the formerly segregated Monroe Elementary as a national historic site  Jack was chosen by President Ronald Reagan as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and was the Vice-Presidential Nominee along with then Senator Bob Dole (R)


Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)


2005
Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)



2006
Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)




2007
Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)


2008
Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women, and for appropriation of public funds to establish a youth employment program - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)


2009
Agency starts Clunkers for Charity


Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)


2010
Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women, and for appropriation of public funds to establish a youth employment program - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)


2011
Agency links up with Google, Inc. to provide local phone numbers for the homeless and unemployed to use as voice mail for job search and to stay connected.


Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women, and for appropriation of public funds to establish a youth employment program - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)





2012
Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women, and for appropriation of public funds to establish a youth employment program - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)


2013
Played a key role in NE Wyandotte County meeting its 'fiberhood' goals to be eligible to receive Google Fiber for their schools, public community centers and libraries. Area of interest focused on the Banneker 'fiberhood' inclusive to Juniper Gardens public housing development. Juniper Gardens is the oldest and largest public housing development in the state of Kansas. This part of Northeast Wyandotte County is among the poorest counties in the state and has some of the highest rates of unemployment, poverty, and crime; although it is encased by relative wealth

Initiated and completed a Wi-Fi network for families residing in the Juniper Gardens public housing developments in NE Wyandotte County, Kansas City Kansas, through a collaborative effort between the Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority and Connecting for Good .

Provided public policy advocacy at the local level on the disproportionately high rate of unemployment for Black men and women, and for appropriation of public funds to establish a youth employment program - City of Topeka, Shawnee County (Joint Economic Development Organization - JEDO)

Hosted city-wide entry-level job fair - Topeka Kansas. Several hundred job-seekers perused the offerings of more than a dozen area employers at an entry-level job fair at the Ramada Inn (Downtown)



2014
Advocacy efforts led to an allocation of $150,000 towards workforce training for low-income person and transitional jobs training. Up from $36,000.




Friday, March 7, 2014

IBMA Launching Capacity-Building Grants Next Week


 
The Institute for Black Male Achievement Capacity-Building Grants
 
The Institute for Black Male Achievement is launching an opportunity for IBMA member organizations to apply for service grants in order to access high-quality capacity-building services. As a member, you can apply for support to strengthen any of the following capacity areas:
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Strategy
  • Performance Measurement and Impact
  • Leadership, Team and Governance
  • Strategic Communications
 
  • Best Practices for Direct Service Activities
  • Best Practices for Advocacy Activities
  • Strengthening a Race and Gender Equity Lens, with a Focus on Black Male Achievement

What You Get
Grants awarded will be in the $12,500 range, and can be used to pay for various services including direct consulting, coaching, training workshops, or other types of support that are delivered by a service provider of the applicant's choice.

The Timeline
  • March 10th : Applications Open
  • March 28th, 5pm EST : Applications Due
  • April 14th : Grant Awardees Announced
 
To Learn More

Stay tuned for full details when the applications are launched next week. To learn more about the grants and application process, please also join one of our informational webinars: 
 
Informational Webinar #1
Monday, March 10, 2014, 11-11:30am EST
Hosted via ReadyTalk

To RSVP, please email team@blackmaleachievement.org 
Informational Webinar #2
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 3-3:30pm EST
Hosted via ReadyTalk

To RSVP, please email team@blackmaleachievement.org

Please do not hesitate to contact team@blackmaleachievement.org with any questions. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
The Institute for Black Male Achievement Team
 

The Institute for Black Male Achievement is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys through systemic change.
 
 


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Monday, March 3, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director, Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition

Job Title: Executive Director, Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition (KSHC)

Reports to: Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition Board of Directors (KSHC BOD) 

FLSA Status: Exempt

Schedule: Flexible, based on 40 hour work week


To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to 

evaughn@ksheadstart.org. The Search Committee will begin the first round of review on 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM CST. Position will remain open until filled. Qualified 

applicants will be contacted by the Search Committee.

Friday, February 28, 2014

DCF RFP - Kansas Work For Success - EAST Region


The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to award a grant. The agency receiving the grant will demonstrate expertise and capacity to assist fathers who are receiving government assistance and owe child support in the DCF East Region.  


The grant will fund services to fathers, through the replication of a pilot program developed by Connections to Success, for case management, mentoring, work readiness, fathering skills, relationship skills, financial management and family violence prevention training.  These services have been shown to help low-income fathers find sustained employment, pay child support and improve their family relationships.

 

Eligible applicants are organizations that are located within the DCF East Region who 


1) have experience effectively providing services to low-income families, 


2) preferably, have been in business for 5 or more years with strong community partnerships, 


3) have a volunteer-driven component with current active volunteers, 


4) have some experience in job placement for the unemployed, and 


5) understand the barriers and obstacles of employment facing low-income families.  


DCF invites applications from government agencies, public universities and colleges, and private, non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations.

 

A complete copy of the RFP can be found at http://www.dcf.ks.gov/Agency/SDFBCI/Pages/Faith-Based-and-Community-Initiatives.aspx under Grant Information, in the document entitled Kansas Work For Success East Region Request For Proposals.

 

Proposals must be received no later than 2:00pm CST on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Locate funding for your agency program or event.