Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging Position – Information Specialist

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Send resumes and cover letters via email to the contact person below.

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Rincon

Information Specialist

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging /

Aging and Disability Resource Center

2910 SW Topeka Blvd. Topeka, KS



Community Health Care Access Forum – The Impact of the AHCA

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Please share the attached flyer with your networks and friends and invite them to join the Community Health Care Access Forum hosted by Communities Creating Opportunity – CCO and other partnering organizations to learn about the impact of the AHCA (American Health Care Act) on members of our community and across Kansas.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 10:00AM
Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library

Guest speakers will be Sheldon Weisgrau, Director, Health Reform Resource Project and Ernie Kutzley, Associate State Advocacy Director, AARP KSs

2400 Troost Ave, Suite 4600
Kansas City, MO 64108
(c) 785.220.5034

www.CCO.org | @We Are CCO

Communities Creating Opportunity is non-partisan and does not endorse or support candidates for office. We urge people of faith to consult their faith traditions for guidance on specific policies and legislation.

Paid for by Communities Creating Opportunity, Rev. Susan McCann, President,

American Health Care Act Forum Flyer.pdf

Benton Foundation

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Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Author: Jordana Barton

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) provides a significant opportunity to help close the digital divide across communities while simultaneously benefiting financial institutions and improving economic stability.

The CRA is a law that encourages banks to make loans and investments and provide services to low- and moderate-income communities. The law was passed in 1977 to address redlining—the denial of credit to individuals based on where they live.

Every year, the CRA helps bring more than $100 billion in capital to LMI communities across the country. The law is intended to be broad, flexible and responsive to changes within communities.

This publication seeks to highlight best practices and “what works” to provide a roadmap for successful lending, service and investments to close the digital divide for LMI families and rural communities. Moreover, this framework provides clear evidence of how investments in broadband can improve the lives of individuals and can help create an inclusive and vibrant entrepreneurial economy.

Links to Sources

Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations


Rebuilding Northeast KCK

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It’s Time to Rebuild Northeast KCK!

This is our first Econ Avenue e-newsletter! Econ Avenue is a grassroots economic development initiative. Our goal is to make Northeast Kansas City Kansas develop a strong economy and a dynamic community through developing jobs, businesses and home ownership. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm at First Baptist Church, on 500 Nebraska Avenue. Feel free to join us for dinner, information and committee work.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 13th. Our special speaker is Matt Kleinmann. Matt will be talking about a cool new project called the KCK Mobile Market. The KCK Mobile Market is a community health initiative designed to make fresh food more accessible and affordable for residents living in Wyandotte County. This presentation will share how the community has guided the development of this project, and where it’s going next!

For more information visit www.econavekck.org

Community Announcements

Amazon Job Fairs

Wednesday, June 7 · 9am – 5pm
McKinley Elementary
1301 Armstrong · Kansas City, KS 66102

Thursday, June 8 · 9am – 5pm
Frank Rushton Elementary School
2605 W. 43rd Avenue · Kansas City, KS 66103

Wednesday, June 14 · 9am – 5pm
KCKCC Technical Center
6565 State Avenue · Kansas City, KS 66102

Thursday, June 15 · 9am – 5pm
Turner Recreation Commission
831 S. 55th Street · Kansas City, Kansas 66106

Wednesday, June 21 · 9am – 5pm
Edwardsville Community Center
696 S 3rd Street · Edwardsville, Kansas 66111

Thursday, June 22 · 9am – 5pm
White Church Elementary School
2226 N. 85th Street · Kansas City, KS 66109
*Locations subject to change

Econ Avenue Soft Skills Training

Thursday, June 22 · 1pm – 4pm
Econ Ave Soft Skills Training:Gain skills to be successful in your career
Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave, KCK 66101

If you have community announcements that you would like to submit please email econavekck

For more information on Econ Avenue visit our website at www.econavekck.org

The Kansas Personal Care Directory

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Please help us invite service and FMS providers, families, individuals with disabilities, TCMs and anyone who supports people with disabilities who use in home personal care services to come to learn about the Kansas Personal Care Directory, an online service where people seeking workers and workers seeking hours can connect.

The service is free to workers and to people who receive HCBS services . These informational sessions will teach participants how to register and use the system and how to support or train others to utilize it. Please share this flyer with as many folks as you can. This is a great resource for both workers and those who need them.

Barbara D. Bishop
Executive Director
The Arc of Douglas County
2518 Ridge Court, Rm. 238
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-749-0121 Cell 785-218-1423

Kansas Personal Care Directory Informational Meeting 060217.docx

Are you a Purchasing Agent or Contracting & Procurement Officer?

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The upcoming Black Business Banquet 2017 is not only a moment to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Black business ownership in the City of Topeka, but serves as a forum to receive timely information from knowledgeable people among us, to share information about your business or organization and get answers to questions regarding business support & development services that’s now currently available.

Thanks to the gracious Banquet Sponsors identified below, we have all of the basic expenses necessary to deliver a wonderful meeting space covered. But more important is the presence of those with contracting, procurement, grants and capital assistance insight and authority.

If you are employed by one of our many large corporations, hospitals, banks, state agencies and nonprofit organizations in Topeka/Shawnee County to procure various goods, services and product; some of which small reliable businesses can fulfill, then this banquet is our effort to provide you a unique chance to get on the radar of business owners you don’t meet every day.

Admission for an individual working for govt, a large and established corporation, education institutions and medium-sized businesses that contracts out  work and services is only $75.00 per person.

Pay online to attend > > ibsa.eventbrite.com

Table space is available to share any handouts regarding your current supplier diversity efforts, and to share your contracting & procurement information.

Visit the link below for more information or to pay for your admission today!


Banquet Sponsors:

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2017 Black Business Banquet Registration Form

Black Business Banquet 2017 Flyer

Limited Scholarship for Business Owners Available thanks to the support of our banquet sponsors. Email you interest before June 12th, 2017

Menu for 2017 Black Business Banquet

Doing Business with the Topeka Housing Authority

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Vendors and Contractors

The Topeka Housing Authority (THA) manages 744 rental units in nine different locations in the community.  THA contracts with a variety of vendors and contractors for repair, renovation, supplies and materials to keep these properties affordable, energy-efficient and well-maintained.

Contracting Opportunities 

Request for Proposals

THA HVAC & MEP Operations and Maintenance – Closes June 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Register to Receive Notice of Contracting Opportunities

If you wish to be added to our vendor contact list, please complete the Vendor Information Form and IRS W-9 and submit to dguy@tha.gov or fax to 785 357-2648.

Vendor Information Form – Word document
IRS W-9 Form must be submitted with the Vendor Information Form.

Alternatively, completed forms may be mailed to:

Contracting Officer
Topeka Housing Authority
2010 SE California Ave
Topeka KS 66607