2017 Agenda for IBSA, Inc.

IBSA 2017 – Scope of Current & Planned Activities

Kansas Dept. Children & Families [Contracted Services]
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families – Guided Employment Counseling, Job Club Workshops
SNAP – GOALS Program – IBSA Provides FREE Men’s New & Gently-Used Suits & Interview Attire for Graduates
Foster Care Youth – Independent Living Services, Occupational Skill Training, Job training, Budgeting, Financial Literacy, Job Readiness
Kansas Dept. of Commerce (Youth & Adults)
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) [Fee-for-Service]
Adult Ttrade) Skill Training, Certifications & Credentials (NCCER, OSHA 10, CPR & Lead-Safe)
Adult Transitional Jobs Program (ex-felons, formerly-incarcerated, child-support arrears, no skills, etc)*
Other Partnerships
Work for Success – Providing Men’s Suits & Interview Attire for Program Graduates (Topeka)
SER – Worksite Training for Adults 55 & Older (office/clerical, program assistant, subsidized employment)
Job Club: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF),
Adult Tech Training: Effective Online Job Search Strategies (TANF),
Youth Tech Training: Youth Web Development Using WordPress & Mobirise, Video Production & Editing, Social Media Marketing for Small Business & Nonprofits, Etc* (WIOA, Foster Care, Etc)
[Fee-for-Service / Youth Sponsorship’s]
90% of Black businesses in Topeka Listed,
Increase Listing of Black Businesses Outside of Topeka,
(KCK/KCMO, Detroit, Baltimore, Louisiana, Junction City KS, Wichita)
Profiles created by youth students involved in StreetsU, Pay them for their work
90% of Midwest Barter Exchange Businesses Listed,
40% of Tradebank Businesses in Kansas Listed,
1,200 Small Businesses in Topeka & Surrounding Area Listed,
Profiles created by youth students involved in StreetsU, Pay them for their work
Juvenile Justice – Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)
Shawnee County Court Services
Graduated Sanction Activities: Community Service Outlet for Eligible Youth Offenders (ages 12 – 17),
(office/clerical work: online data-entry & research, drafting basic documents, computer upgrades, building maintenance, computer deconstruction, etc)
Delinquency Prevention Activities – Conduct/Partner on Evening, After-School & Weekend Programs
(Tech, Entrepreneurship, Community Leadership)
2017 Round-table Discussions [tentative]
Juvenile Justice Reform (Senate Bill 367)
Welfare Reform (HOPE Act)
Workforce Delivery System Reform (WIOA)
Topeka/Shawnee County Sales-Tax for Economic Development (JEDO)
(10% of $5M annually is dedicated to the economic development of social & economic disadvantaged individuals, business enterprises and for low-income youth employment)
Other Public Policy Issues & Concerns….
Black Business Banquet (June 2017)
Tickets Available: Individual, Couples, Table of Eight
Holiday Season Pop Up Store (West Ridge Mall – 2017)
Roll-out Low-Income Neighborhood Wi-Fi Mesh Networks (Topeka)
(funded through the Topeka/Shawnee County half-cent sales-tax for economic development)
Raise money (Individual & Corporate Contributions)
Purchase current building & adjacent properties
1) Establish Advisory Group, Community Ambassadors, Youth Corps,
2) Raise necessary amount to create a Donor Fund at the Topeka Community Foundation
3) Establish additional ‘Sustainability Partners’ that create mutually-beneficial revenue generation
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IBSA, Inc.
629 SE Quincy, Suite 102
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3921
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Still Creating Opportunity in the 21st Century
IBSA is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization that provides adult employment & training services, youth tech & entrepreneurial development, juvenile offender community service activities, and small business training, development & support services. 

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