Additional Interests

National World War I Museum

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial commemorates the 100 Year Anniversary of The Great War. Over the course of the commemoration, a variety of programs, exhibits and events will serve to educate, recognize and remember the events and people of the Great War. Please click here for additional detail on upcoming events.

 

On November 7 and 8, 2014, the Museum will host a major symposium presented by the U.S. Centennial Commission in partnership with the Western Front Association and the World War One Historical Association. Experts will explore the events leading up to the First World War, including European and American reactions to the early confrontations that contributed to its escalation. For more information on the symposium, click here.

 

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

The Arts

Charlotte Street Foundation

In Kansas City, Charlotte Street Foundation “cultivates an environment in which artists and art thrive.” Among many initiatives benefitting local artists, Charlotte Street partners with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Spencer Museum to offer Rocket Grants for the creation of new art projects. These grants provide direct support for innovative, experimental work that allows for risk-taking, pushing the scope and scale of an artist’s work. In 2014, $54,000 in funding was awarded to ten artists. Grant winners Nick Ward Bopp and Grant Green’s project, Maker Village Kansas City Builder Series, led to affordable public programming for a brand new maker space at 31st and Cherry in Kansas City, teaching local residents to work with tools and materials and build useful structures. See more here.

 

Children, Youth & Families

First Call

First Call, formerly the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, serves adults and youth seeking recovery and/or treatment for substance use disorders. The agency provides assessment, education, and prevention and referral services, promoting collaboration among service providers throughout the community. Accredited by CARF, First Call also serves children and family members affected by a loved one’s struggle with substance use. First Call maintains a 24/7 crisis hotline, (816) 361-5900, and delivers programs at the Church of the Resurrection in Overland Park, Kansas, and education programs at schools and nonprofit organizations serving children. For more information about First Call programs and services, click here.

Education

Northland Early Education Center

Northland Early Education Center provides year-round early education and therapy services for children who have special needs, as well as children who are typically developing. The agency strives to help all students reach their full potential in inclusive classrooms, while teaching compassion for diversity. It is accredited by NAEYC and CARF.

 

Since its beginning in 1981, NEEC has grown to serve nearly 200 children each year, most in Clay and Platte counties, but also from metropolitan KC and surrounding counties. NEEC is expanding its facility on North Oak Trafficway. A capital campaign will also result in a fully adaptive outdoor playground, multi-purpose room, new kitchen, larger therapy gym and other necessary renovations. Click here for more information.

The Hall Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life. Programs that enrich the community, help people and promote excellence are considered to be of prime importance. The Foundation views its primary function as that of a catalyst. It seeks to be responsive to programs that are innovative, yet strive to create permanent solutions to community needs in the Greater Kansas City area.
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Additional Interests

National World War I Museum

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial commemorates the 100 Year Anniversary of The Great War during 2014 through 2019. Over the course of the commemoration, a variety of programs, exhibits and events will serve to educate, recognize and remember the events and people of the Great War. Please click here for additional detail on upcoming events.

 

Of particular interest, the National World War I Museum will host a major symposium in Kansas City on November 7 and 8, 2014. This event will be presented jointly by the U.S. Centennial Commission in partnership with the Western Front Association and the World War One Historical Association. Experts will explore reactions to the early confrontations in the First World War, including the developments leading up to the war that contributed to the tension. For more information, click here.

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

The Arts

Charlotte Street Foundation

In Kansas City, Charlotte Street Foundation “cultivates an environment in which artists and art thrive.” Among many initiatives benefitting local artists, Charlotte Street partners with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Spencer Museum to offer Rocket Grants for the creation of new art projects. These grants provide direct support for innovative, experimental work that allows for risk-taking, pushing the scope and scale of an artist’s work. In 2014, $54,000 in funding was awarded to ten artists. Grant winners Nick Ward Bopp and Grant Green’s project, Maker Village Kansas City Builder Series, led to affordable public programming for a brand new maker space at 31st and Cherry in Kansas City, teaching local residents to work with tools and materials and build useful structures. See more here.

 

Children, Youth & Families

First Call

First Call, formerly the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, serves adults and youth seeking recovery and/or treatment for substance use disorders. First Call provides assessment, information, education, and prevention and referral services, and acts as a catalyst to promote collaboration among various service providers throughout the community. The agency also serves children and family members who are affected by a loved one’s struggle with substance use issues. It is accredited by CARF.

 

First Call maintains a 24/7 crisis hotline, (816) 361-5900. For more information about First Call programs and services, click here.

Education

Northland Early Education Center

Northland Early Education Center provides year-round early education and therapy services for children who have special needs, as well as early education for children who are typically developing. The agency strives to help all students reach their full potential in inclusive classrooms, while teaching compassion for diversity. It is accredited by NAEYC and CARF.

 

From its beginning in 1981 with six students, NEEC now serves nearly 200 children each year, most living in Clay and Platte counties, but with others coming from metropolitan Kansas City and surrounding counties. NEEC is expanding its facility on North Oak Trafficway to add three more classrooms and move its entrance to a side street. The capital campaign, with a $3.4 million goal, will also result in a fully adaptive outdoor playground, multi-purpose room for indoor play space and cafeteria, new kitchen, larger therapy gym and other necessary renovations. Click here for more information.

The Hall Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life. Programs that enrich the community, help people and promote excellence are considered to be of prime importance. The Foundation views its primary function as that of a catalyst. It seeks to be responsive to programs that are innovative, yet strive to create permanent solutions to community needs in the Greater Kansas City area.

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