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Posted: Sep 14, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Organization becomes first Kansas-based nonprofit organization to earn accomplishment

Topeka Habitat for Humanity is the first nonprofit organization in the state to become Service Enterprise certified, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced. The prestigious award was approved by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

Posted: Jul 19, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Organizations will bolster their volunteer programs by completing prestigious Service Enterprise change management certification process

Seven organizations have been selected to join the 2021 Kansas Service Enterprise initiative to work toward achieving their Service Enterprise (SE) certification, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Grants will support 243 AmeriCorps members who help meet local needs

Kansas received more than $1.8 million in funding to help 243 AmeriCorps members meet local needs across the state, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced Thursday, July 15.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission has awarded $120,000 in funding to eight Kansas volunteer and mentor organizations through the 2021 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant competitio

Posted: Jan 5, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation declaring January 2021 as Mentoring Month in Kansas to coincide with National Mentoring Month.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

AmeriCorps Kansas engages more than 200 Kansans in service each year

The Kansas Volunteer Commission is seeking organizations to apply for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Kansas funding.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020
Author: Marisa Seele

The Kansas Volunteer Commission, a program of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), has awarded 35 organizations funding to support volunteer and mentor initiatives designed to respond to changing community needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Sep 22, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is announcing funding of up to $100,000 to expand the capacity of Kansas community-based entities that effectively use volunteers and mentors as catalysts to address community issues.

Posted: Aug 31, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

AmeriCorps members respond to COVID-19 in order to meet the most critical needs

Six AmeriCorps Kansas programs, funded by the Kansas Volunteer Commission, have completed more than 50,000 service hours responding to the needs of Kansans during the time of COVID-19.

Posted: Aug 20, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) awarded a total of $3,900 to eight organizations to support Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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