Thursday, February 19, 2015

Modernizing Workforce Development, With States as Key Partners


U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher P. Lu, at right, addresses the National Association of State Workforce Agencies' 2015 Winter Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19. Listening, from left, are: Curt Eysink, executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission; Renee Olson, administrator of the Nevada Department Employment Training and Rehabilitation; and Mark Henry, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Click for a larger photo.

State workforce agencies are integral to the department's ability to expand employment opportunities and ensure fair and safe workplaces. On Feb. 19, representatives from many of these organizations gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Association of State Workforce Agencies' 2015 Winter Policy Forum. Topics discussed included the president's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget and the continually improving economy and labor market. The implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act — the first major reform to federal job training programs in more than 15 years — was of particular interest to many. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher P. Lu thanked the participants for their contributions to the economic recovery. He emphasized the importance of partnerships at the federal, state and local levels and how partnerships are essential to WIOA's success. "WIOA will modernize workforce development, building an even more integrated, job-driven system that links job seekers with local and regional employers," Lu said.


Learn About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

 

Washburn Law sets free legal clinics for veterans

Veterans or their family members who need legal help on matters of wills, living wills and durable powers of attorney can receive free help at two upcoming clinics sponsored by the Washburn University School of Law.

Two Veterans Legal Assistance Clinics are scheduled on Saturday mornings, Feb. 28 and March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the law school, 1700 S.W. College.

The clinic for veterans or families of those with military service will be staffed by Washburn Law students working without charge under the supervision of faculty members. Those seeking assistance will undergo an initial screening before meeting with upper-level students who have been certified by the Kansas Supreme Court to be legal interns at the school's Law Clinic.

Veterans or their family members are asked to bring proof of military connection and must meet financial eligibility requirements. Information about eligibility can be obtained by calling (785).670-1191.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What is Good Social Media Content?

Effective social media means keeping things interesting, engaging and helpful. The ultimate goal is to get followers to share and participate. But, what is 'good' content? Is it staying away from political, spammy or unethical posts? Yes, but it's not that simple. We live in a socially saturated world that demands worthwhile messages that quickly grab our interest.

Some things to consider:


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La Unica Supermarket in Topeka Kansas

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Mardi Gras Fundraiser at Central Park for HVF Youth Photographers


Come out and support the

 

Heavenly Visions Foundation Youth Photographers

 

at their

 

Annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser and Gumbo Contest

 

Tomorrow-February 17, 2015  from 5pm-8pm

 

Central Park Community Center

1534 SW Clay Street

Topeka, KS 

 

Come out and enjoy zydeco music played by DJ "Doc"


Our house gumbo, king cake and fruit punch available for $5.00


Tickets will be available at the door for the Gumbo Tasting Contest


The winner of the Chance Drawing for a


Resort Vacation valued at $805.00 will also be revealed



Friday, February 13, 2015

Webinar: Investing in Youth and the Community: Summer Youth Employment Programs

May 2014

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the Office of Family Assistance's Peer TA Network, along with partners from the U.S. Departments of Labor, and Housing and Urban Development, hosted the Investing in Youth and the Community: Summer Youth Employment Programs Webinar. This Webinar explored emerging initiatives, partnerships, and strategies for implementing summer youth employment programs. The Webinar highlighted federal, state, private, and public services available to engage youth in summer employment, while also providing TANF-serving organizations and other stakeholders with the opportunity to learn how to engage various partners in support of summer youth employment activities. Presenters included representatives from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Brandeis University's Center for Youth and Communities, and the Denver Public Housing Authority's Youth Employment Academy.

As a followup to this presentation, OFA created a series of Summer Youth Employment Program Profiles – providing more in-depth information on the background, program model, lessons learned, outcomes, and successes for a number of programs engaging youth in summer employment. These profiles highlight the activities of the City of Richmond, Department of Employment and Training's YouthWORKS Division; the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Employment and Training Center; and the Denver Housing Authority's Youth Employment Academy.

Powerpoint Presentation [PDF - 4,209 KB] 

Webinar transcript [PDF - 815 KB] 

Audio Recording [MP3 - 41,664 KB] 

Program Profile: Buffalo Employment and Training Center [PDF - 198 KB] 

Program Profile: Denver Housing Authority [PDF - 227 KB] 

Program Profile: City of Richmond, Department of Employment and Training's YouthWORKS Division [PDF - 350 KB]


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kansas Expungement Forms (Adult)

The following forms have been reviewed and approved by the Kansas Judicial Council. Forms will be downloaded into a new window.

ADULT EXPUNGEMENT FORMS - Arrest Records Only

  • Instructions for Expungement of Arrest Record PDF | Word (07/2014)
  • Expungement Cover Sheet PDF | Word (07/2014)
  • Criminal Cover Sheet PDF | Word (12/14)
  • Petition for Expungement of Arrest Record PDF | RTF (02/2013)
  • Notice of Hearing PDF | RTF (12/2014)
  • Order for Expungement of Arrest Record PDF | RTF (02/2013)
  • Order Denying Expungement of Arrest Record PDFRTF (02/2013)

ADULT EXPUNGEMENT FORMS - Conviction or Diversion

  • Instructions for Expungement of Conviction or Diversion PDF | Word (07/2014)
  • Expungement Cover Sheet PDF | Word (07/2014)
  • Criminal Cover Sheet PDF | Word (12/14)
  • Petition for Expungement of Conviction or Diversion PDF | WORD (07/2013)
  • Notice of Hearing PDF | RTF (12/2014)
  • Order for Expungement of Conviction or Diversion PDF | WORD (07/2013)
  • Order Denying Expungement of Conviction or Diversion PDF | RTF (02/2013)

 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER READING THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THESE PACKETS, PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY. The Kansas Bar Association'slawyer referral service provides answers to many questions such as how to find a lawyer, services available to the public, and the potential fees and costs involved.

Note: To view and print some of these documents you need special software, available for free at Adobe Acrobat® Reader™.


What is the procedure to expunge a conviction?
Please proceed to Procedure on Expungement Cases for applicable information.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Register for Our Upcoming Webinar: Connections Project RFP



 

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Register for Our Upcoming Webinar: Connections Project RFP!

Team MeetingRFP – Connections Project: Expanding Employment and Economic Opportunity for Homeless Jobseekers

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015: 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. CST

This webinar will provide an overview of the Connections Project RFP application, process, and submission deadlines, as well as answer questions submitted by attendees. If you plan on submitting a Letter of Interest, we encourage you to attend this webinar and bring your questions!

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It is time to do something different – to take bold steps to seed innovation and collaboration among multiple systems in order to address the employment needs and interests of homeless jobseekers head on.

That's why we're excited to open the Request for Proposals process and get a chance to work with some of you through the Connections Project. The Connections Project is a three year, place-based, systems-level collaboration and capacity-building invitation to communities nationwide. The goal of the Connections Project is to increase employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers through systems change.

The Connections Project Request for Proposals aims to identify, through a multi-phase competitive process, up to five Connections Project Sites that will plan, implement, and strengthen innovative systems collaboration ideas in order to meet the goal of increasing employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers.

Selected Connections Project Sites may be awarded funding of up to $125,000 per Connections Project Award Site over the full project period, intensive technical assistance, and peer learning opportunities.


Have a question about the Connections Project? Ask it at nceh@heartlandalliance.org.
To learn more about the Connections Project and to apply, click here.

 

Click here to Register »


Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity focus on ensuring that everyone who wants to work has the tools and opportunities to do so. These initiatives are designed to address chronic unemployment though the capturing and dissemination of best practices, seeding of research on promising practices, field building activities and policy change. We are strategically aligned and frequently collaborate with thousands of employment, training and service providers, anti-poverty, workforce, reentry, and homelessness advocates, researchers, and government officials. 

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