IBSA Newswire


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

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April 17, 2014 at 5:51 am

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The Evolution of Black Business – Just Confirmed: Google, Wells Fargo, Black Enterprise and NACA will be in attendance

The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce and The United States Black Chamber Inc. cordially invites you to attend The EVOLUTION OF BLACK BUSINESS:Leadership Business Forum.
It has been confirmed that representatives from Google, Wells Fargo, Black Enterprise and the NACA (Native American Contractors Association) will be present at this event!
If you are interested in attending this Empowering and Educational event please RSVP. To RSVP please click the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!


The Evolution of Black Business

Thursday May 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT

The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce would like to cordially invite you to an Empowering discussion about the Evolution of Black Business. I want you at the table as we learn how to strategically place ourselves in the right place at the right time. We look forward to seeing you at The Evolution of Black Business.

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736 Armstrong Ave. Kansas City, KS 66101

Written by ibsa

April 14, 2014 at 9:10 am

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Section 8 is now open – Topeka, Kansas

Rental assistance for low-income working families…

(see attached)


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April 14, 2014 at 7:33 am

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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 QuincyTopeka, 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.



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

IBSA Spring Recycling Campaign 2014.pdf

Written by ibsa

April 11, 2014 at 5:02 pm

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Teens Ready for Work! Workplace Readiness Training Seminars…..You can host at your site!


Summer time is right around the corner and most young people (HS Seniors to age 21) are seeking employment opportunities. It’s a struggle…..but are they prepared for what lies ahead when applying and interviewing for employment?

Did you know most employers utilize a web-base interface to "screen out" applicants who do not meet scoring metrics during the online application process? It’s more than just having a resume and charm! Let Scholar Smarts! give your youth tips to succeed.

Many of you have worked with me before or heard of Scholar Smarts! success stories. Our mission is to Enrich, Employ, and Empower.These sessions are designed to "bridge the gap of youth opportunities and the tools necessary to be a successful employee".

(See attached flier)

Teens ready for Work!Training Seminars consist of 2 three hour training sessions; day 1 and day 2. Curriculum includes hands on activites, interactive learning, technology, and personal development training.

Main Topics include:
Electronic Resumes, Digital Pre-Screen Assessments, Background and Drug screening, Dress the Part, Workplace Ethics, Customer Service, Technology in the workplace, Mock Interview, Paychecks and responsible budgets.

Note: Training sessions will requre participants to be familiar with computer software and have proficient keyboarding skills. Participants should be graduating HS Seniors to 21years old.

Fees are per participant for the two day training sessions. Several organizations have sponsored students to defray out of pocket costs. Also, if your location has internet access but does NOT have computers, we can provide Google Chromebooks (Google docs) for no additional charge but there is a limited supply.

What’s Next?If you are interested in having your School, Youth Group, or organization host these informative inter-active seminars , please respond as soon as possible via email or phone. Request a registration packet. Deadline is April 29, 2014. Please review the attached flier for additional information.

Kind regards-

Pauline Eatmon-Johnson, Consultant and Owner
Scholar Smarts! LLC
816.572.6204 message

Teens Ready for Work2.pdf

Written by ibsa

April 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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Annual Homeless Summit: Homeless but Employable – May 13, 2014

Please share with other interested parties…

View this email online.

Join the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center for the Annual Homeless Summit to address what services are currently being provided to homeless veterans and how services can improve. This year, the VA would like to provide an opportunity for employers and employment service providers to collaborate on how to provide employment opportunities for candidates within this population.

The summit will be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8–11 a.m. Please RSVP to Aarikca.Berryman.

Seating is limited to 60, so be sure to RSVP early!

Panel discussions will take place between networking opportunities for employment service providers and employers. Employment service providers will have information on employability, preparation of candidates and the benefits employment services. Employers will discuss what it takes to become the candidate of choice for employment and how to access available employment opportunities.

Please join us to open up community discussions on how to connect employers with candidates!

MARC-logo_RGB_36pxH80pxW.jpgThe Homelessness Task Force is an initiative of the Mid-America Regional Council.

Written by ibsa

April 9, 2014 at 9:18 am

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Master Vendor Class promo pic

DON’T MISS the first and ONLY workshop specifically for vendors and exhibitors!

The Master Vendor Class
April 23, 2014
Atlanta, Ga


  • Creating a great sales pitch
  • Increasing the amount you make per sale
  • Improving your sales ratio
  • Selecting the right events
  • Killer promotional items and ideas
  • Picking the best table/booth location for maximum traffic
  • How to get a free or reduced table/booth
  • How to drive traffic to your table/booth
  • Display and sales ideas: what works and what DOESN’T work
  • Turning a “No” into a “YES”
  • Deciding if the vending/booth fee is worth it
  • Making selling easier and more fun
  • The checklist that every vendor needs
  • Set-up and breakdown
  • Reducing the amount of inventory (cuz it is heavy and costly) without reducing sales



* All registered attendees will receive a copy of "HOW TO SELL WATER TO A WHALE" and can bring 1 guest FREE!

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Written by ibsa

April 7, 2014 at 5:53 am

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