Updated Education Asset Inventory connects education and industry

To have a significant impact on the regional economy — and on the quality of life of those who complete degrees — postsecondary attainment must lead to quality jobs in key industry sectors. Building strong connections between education and industry requires a clear understanding of currently available educational credentials. Each year, through the GradForceKC initiative, […]

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Workforce Summit focuses on inclusive regional prosperity

On Dec. 4, 2019, more than 100 people gathered at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center for the ninth annual Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit. The theme of the meeting this year was pathways for inclusive regional prosperity. The event featured keynote speaker Tawanna Black, founder and chief executive officer for the Center for Economic […]

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Grants available for water quality education projects

Nonprofit organizations and community groups are invited to apply for grant funding to implement educational activities, events or projects designed to promote actions that will improve water quality in the Kansas City area. MARC’s Water Quality Education Committee designed this program to improve public understanding about the negative impact that stormwater runoff has on our […]

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Happy GIS Day!

How are you celebrating GIS day? Nov. 13, 2019, is the 20th annual international GIS Day. The day aims to educate people about the power of GIS and how it can be beneficial. Used by organizations in virtually every field, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) add a spatial dimension to data so that information can be […]

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Help determine the future of transportation in the Kansas City region

Connected KC 2050, the regional transportation plan for Greater Kansas City, serves as a blueprint for managing our transportation system for the next 30 years. The plan guides how we will spend federal and state transportation funds. It covers major street and highway, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian, and freight transportation needs and projects. A […]

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Put your mind at ease with a Guaranteed Ride Home

There are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to use alternative commute options. RideshareKC’s Guaranteed Ride Home program aims to make that decision easier by offering two free rides home per year in case of emergency. If you regularly take the bus, carpool, vanpool or ride a bike to work, register for […]

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That’s a wrap on the 2019 Green Commute Challenge

The Green Commute Challenge wrapped up on Aug. 30, 2019. This year, 39 employer-based teams with 593 team members recorded 30,875 alternative transportation commute trips — traveling by carpool, vanpool, bus, streetcar, bike, e-scooter and walking, as well as miles they save by telecommuting — during the 12-week challenge. Teams earn points and individuals become […]

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A prescription for proper disposal

Nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug regularly, and more than half take two, according to the Mayo Clinic. That translates to a large amount of leftover pills and prescription bottles that eventually have to go somewhere. In the Kansas City area, there are many safe disposal options. Lock ‘em up […]

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