Senior Computer Classes in Topeka Kansas

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Kathy Votaw

Executive Director

Topeka Lulac Senior Center

1502 NE Seward Avenue

Topeka, Kansas 66616-1242

Office: 785-234-5809

Fax: 785-233-1828


Topeka – FastTrac NewVenture Course – March 7th

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​If you are interested in starting a new business, this program is for you. March 7 we will be kicking off the FastTrac NewVenture course. This course will help you kick off your new business to ensure you take the right steps to be successful. Contact Mary Ann at 785.231.6000 to enroll.​

Topeka Entrepreneurs is an initiative by GO Topeka’s Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development (EMBD) that aims to support the growing entrepreneurial community in the Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, area. We hope to be able to connect, educate, and inspire local entrepreneurs and small business owners by creating a community specific to their needs.

No membership to any group or organization is required to participate in this forum or any activities/events. We welcome ALL entrepreneurs, small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and entrepreneur/small business supporters. Join us!

Information on GO Topeka’s EMBD:

The Purpose of Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development funding program is to increase the accessibility, visibility and viability of entrepreneurialism and small business growth for M&WBD defined entrepreneurs in the community and to promote economic development, recruit and job creation in Topeka and Shawnee County for qualified persons.

The Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development provides assistance and programs to empower small, low- to moderate-income, minority and women-owned business enterprises with the knowledge and resources to build wealth and contribute to the economic betterment of Topeka and Shawnee County.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Title II Grant Funds Available – ​Disproportionate Minority Contact & Alternati ves to Detention

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The Kansas Department of Corrections, Juvenile Services Division (DOC), and the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (KAG) announce the availability of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Title II Formula Grants Program through the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

The funding amount available for granting is $737,906
Applications are due no later than April 24th, 2017, with the funding cycle running from July 1, 2017 to June 30th, 2018.

The Formula Grants Program supports state and local juvenile justice efforts. Through this program, OJJDP provides funds directly to states, to help them implement comprehensive state juvenile justice plans based on detailed studies of needs in their jurisdictions. The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the JJDP Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.).

This funding will be granted out by a competitive grant process. This grant will provide funding for communities focused on OJJDP’s purpose areas of:

Alternatives to Detention (ATD) – These are community and home-based alternatives to incarceration and institutionalization including for youth who need temporary placement such as crisis intervention, shelter and after-care and for youth who need residential placement such as a continuum of foster care or group home alternatives that provide access to a comprehensive array of services.; (

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) – Programs, research, or other initiatives primarily to address the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system, pursuant to Section 223(a)(22) of the JJDP Act. (

The application packet for this funding can be found here:

Previous awards can be found here:

More information on the OJJDP formula grants program is available here:

There will be a Pre-Application Conference Call on February 24th, 2017 @ 1:00 (866-620-7326 Code 1569331427) that will cover the application process, and answer any questions posed by prospective grantees.

Please contact Brock Landwehr, the Juvenile Justice Specialist for Kansas at brock.landwehr [at] with any questions pertaining to this funding.

City of Topeka: Broadband Consulting Services

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This Request for Proposal is a courtesy bid for the Topeka/Shawnee County Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO). The intent is to solicit competitive proposals from qualified firms to provide Broadband Consulting Services as set forth in the scope of work.

Open: 02/10/2017 01:35:00 PM
Close: 03/08/2017 02:00:00 PM

JEDO Special Provisions.doc

JEDO Broadband RFP Final 020917.docx

Reminder: Econ Avenue February 14th – Guest Speaker Richard Mabion – KCK

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This is a reminder that Econ Avenue will be held on Tuesday, February 14th from 6pm to 8pm at First Baptist Church, on 500 Nebraska Ave, Kansas City, Kansas.

Dinner will be provided. The special speaker will be Richard Mabion, NAACP President and Environmental / Green Technology advocate.

He will be sharing with the group a potential EPA economic development opportunity in the Northeast KCK region. We will then continue to work on our 2017 strategic goals.

I have attached a summary of the first draft of our 2017 goals that we will then refine and create benchmarks and measurements.

Dell Gines, MBA, MSF, CEcD | Senior Community Development Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Omaha Branch
Office: 402.221.5606 | dell.gines

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11.17.17 – 2017 Econ Avenue Committee SMART Goals.pdf

Office of Family Assistance: Weekly Newsletter Feb. 1, 2017

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Webinar: Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency through TANF and WIOA 2gen Partnership, February 16, 2017

This webinar, part of the Administration for Children and Families’ Advancing Family Economic and Social Well-Being webinar series, will highlight specific strategies that two states are using to leverage Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to support two-generation (2gen) efforts. These field innovations, model practices, and research and systems changes are achieving positive outcomes for both parents and their children.  Presenters from Maryland and Washington will discuss how WIOA state planning and 2gen efforts have resulted in improved policies, collaboration, and outcomes for TANF families. The webinar is scheduled for February 16, 2017, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.

Work-Based Learning for Youth at Risk: Getting Employers on Board, December 2016

This paper from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Library examines the potential of work-based learning programs. These programs may provide a bridge into careers, and their benefits are especially notable for youth at risk, or those most likely to face obstacles in accessing jobs and educational opportunities. This paper highlights tools to help attract employers to work-based learning programs, with an emphasis on youth at risk.

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Grant Opportunity | Junior League of Topeka

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The Junior League of Topeka seeks applicants from community members and non-profits for the 2017 Junior League of Topeka Community Impact Grant.

Applications are due on Monday, February 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Please find access to the grant here:

If you have any difficulties or questions about the grant, please contact Amanda Vogelsberg at communityimpact

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