Self-Advocacy: Leadership Training and Community Engagement RFP

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The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities (KCDD), announces the release of a Self-Advocacy: Leadership Training and Community Engagement request for proposal.

Sealed bids will be accepted no later than 2 p.m. CST June 21, 2017.

Attached is a copy of the request for proposal with details of important dates and timelines. Another copy may be found at, under “Grant Requests for Proposals (RFPs).” Additional files may be located at this website throughout the process, so please monitor on a regular basis for changes.

Self-Advocacy Leadership Training.pdf



2017 Black Business Banquet Sponsor – Go Topeka

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We want to give a BIG Shout-Out to GO Topeka for becoming a primary sponsor for the 2017 Black Business Banquet.


As a leader in the community, GO Topeka creates opportunities for economic growth that provide a thriving business climate and fulfilling lifestyle for Topeka and Shawnee County.

Be sure to attend on June 15th so that you can find out more on how they can help ‘your’ business startup, grow and prosper.

For more information on opportunities, progress and resources available; visit their website at:


Download Registration Form and/or Flyer

Black Business Banquet 2017

2017 Black Business Banquet Registration Form

Pay Online

Request An Invoice

For an invoice to purchase ticket(s) or to pay for Admission & Sponsorships off-line, contact our Event Coordinator: Erma Forbes (407) 416-2824

Voices of Freedom

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Voices of Freedom will commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Brown v. Board Supreme Court Decision this Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

The festival will be held on Kansas Avenue between 7th and 8th streets.

This is a Free event, and open to everyone!

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Amy McCarter

City of Topeka

215 SE 7th Street

Topeka, KS 66603


Signup for City of Topeka Employment Announcement via Email

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The City of Topeka

another great way to stay up​-​
date on ​its ​
employment opportunities!

​There is
an email service (basically an e-blast or listserv) where​as​
each time ​th​
post a new job on the City’s website, ​it
out an email to all subscribers letting them know about the new opportunity.

Through this email

subscribers have the notices delivered right to their email so they are sure to not miss any City job listings. And often these subscribers are among the first to find out about the new postings!

Anyone can sign up, it’s as easy as going to our career site at

​ ​ and check Employment Opportunities.

We never share email addresses and recipients can unsubscribe at any time.

ttached ​is ​
a small flyer to post this for clients, students, congregations, participants, etc.

Michele Smith,PHR

Human Resources Specialist III

City of Topeka Human Resources


Econ Ave Reminder 5/9 – Special Speaker Heartland Black Chamber

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Hello all. It’s officially spring! This is just a reminder that we will be having the Econ Avenue meeting on Tuesday, May 9th from 6pm to 8pm at First Baptist Church at 500 Nebraska Avenue, KCK. Dinner will be served.

Our special guest will be Christal Watson, President and CEO of the Heartland Black Chamber. She will be sharing with Econ Avenue an overview of the Chamber and the projects and activities they are working on that the community can support. See you then!

Christal Watson, President and CEO

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

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

2017 Black Business Banquet Registration – Topeka KS

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Join us ​in celebration ​of Black business achievement, excellence and to recognize our collective efforts to pursue our dreams & create jobs in Topeka/Shawnee County. ​

The evening will share opportunities available through a local countywide sales-tax for economic development, information on state policies that impact local business development, and an overview on some of the challenges; and opportunities anticipated going forward.

Thursday, J​un​e 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Senate Luxury Suites
900 SW Tyler
Topeka, Kansas
Networking​   ​| ​ ​Dinner​   | ​ ​Information ​

Keynote Speaker

For an invoice to purchase ticket(s) or to pay for Admission & Sponsorship’s off-line, contact our office to speak with our Event Staff: Ms Erma Forbes (407) 416-2824 or by email

Pay for Banquet Admission Online:

Download Registration Form and/or Flyer

Black Business Banquet 2017

2017 Black Business Banquet Registration Form

IBSA,Inc. | ​629 SE Quincy |
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Nonprofit Information

Sent by in support of:

A Business Building Project

Contact us via email or phone regarding an invoice, sponsorships or to answer other questions you may have.



Youth Resource Connections March 2017 Edition

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Here is the March 2017 issue of Youth Resource Connections (YRC) published monthly by the Division of Youth Services (DYS), U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. It is attached in “PDF” file format. If you cannot open the file, please contact DYS at (202) 693-3036. An electronic copy of the YRC will also be available on the Youth Connections Community of Practice:

If you have questions about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s programs and services, please call 1-877-US2-JOBS for assistance.