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Community Development in KC

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April 24, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Eastside Biz Center – KC

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April 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm

What Can a Logic Model Do For Me?

April 24, 2014

DLogic_Model_Guide_6eveloping a logic model for your organization may not seem urgent relative to our day-to-day work in the field of black male achievement. However, taking the time to develop this model – which links an organization’s activities to its results – is too important to ignore. First, a logic model, because it provides a picture of what your organization is working on, can help us make decisions about what direction to go in and keep the big picture in mind when making decisions. Second, a logic model can be key to demonstrating to external audiences — including funders — that the program is having an impact and thus investment worthy. Please see below for how a logic model can help program success, also from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hereNext week, we will share the next critical step: developing a Theory of Change that outlines the hypothesis, assumptions and evidence for why your organization’s activities will presumably lead to desired results.

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.

Program Elements Criteria for Program Success Benefits of Program Logic Models
Planning and Design
  • Program goals and objectives, and important side effects are well defined ahead of time.
  • Program goals and objectives are both plausible and possible.
  • Finds “gaps” in the theory or logic of a program and work to resolve them.
  • Builds a shared understanding of what the program is all about and how the parts work together.
Implementation and Management
Relevant, credible, and useful performance data can be obtained. Focuses attention of management on the most important connections between action and results.
Communication, and Marketing
The intended users of the evaluation results have agreed on how they will use the information. Provides a way to involve and engage stakeholders in the design, processes, and use of evaluation.
Don’t forget to check out the IBMA’s resource library for more capacity-building and field-building resources. Don’t see a resource that you need on a certain area of capacity-building?
Please share your resource needs by emailing team.

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April 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm

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HUD Small and Minority Construction Contractors Training Symposium – May 13, 2014 thru May 14, 2014 — HELP us share information on this FREE Training Event

Small and Minority Construction Contractors Training Symposium.

See attached flyers and the below on-line registration link, that has additional information about the training for anyone who may be interested in attending.


Includes General Contractors Roundtable Discussion and the Networking Reception on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Should you have questions, please contact me at 913.551.5577.

Fannie J. Woods

Regional Supervisory Labor Standards Enforcement Officer

400 State Street, Gateway Tower II

Kansas City, KS 66101



HUD Small and Minoirty CONSTRUCTION Contractors Symposium #2.pdf

HUDSYMP2 Flyer for Minority.pdf

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April 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

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FastTrac New Venture – Entrepreneurial Education Course – May 29th – Topeka

Have an idea for a business; Now What?

May 29 – June 26, 2014

Course Hourse:
Tues. & Thurs. Evenings
Two Nights Per Week
5:30pm – 8:30pm

120 SE Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Topeka, Kansas

To Enroll Contact:
Go Topeka EMBD
Glenda Washington, VP EMBD

Cost: $55.00*

Sponsored By:
Go Topeka
Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development

*Various course costs are funded by the Topeka/Shawnee Countywide 1/2 cent sales-tax

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April 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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U.S. DOT Bonding Education Program – Invitation to BEP Workshop in Topeka, KS

Thursday & Friday

April 24 & 25, 2014

9am – 5:30pm

Eisenhower State Office Building

Topeka, KS

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April 21, 2014 at 5:55 am

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Recycled Rides – Topeka

It’s time again for you to consider people who could use a gift of transportation. Attached is the application.

This is all made possible through a collaboration led by Washburn Tech.

Recycled Rides partners auto students with instructors and professional mentors in the community to refurbish vehicles and give them to individuals or families in need. Local businesses and individuals also donate money, parts and supplies to get the vehicles running again.

The first car will be given away in May and Washburn Tech plans to give a ninth recycled ride in June.

Recipient Qualifications for a car through the Recycled Rides Program:

1. Have a valid driver’s license

2. Have proof of income/employment or a verifiable job offer

3. Applicant must be insurable. No DWIs or DUIs on your driving record.

4. Applicant must not have any other vehicle in the household in working order that belongs to them

5. Applicant must be drug free and no extensive criminal background

6. Under the age of 25, the applicant must have parental responsibilities

Please note that Washburn Tech is planning to repair two vehicles through the Recycled Rides program in the spring of 2014.

Applications will be considered and recipient(s) for those vehicles will be chosen by the non-profit committee composed of area organizations and volunteers.

Recycled Rides Nomination Form 2013-14.docx

Written by ibsa

April 17, 2014 at 5:51 am

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