Quarky: Seeking Talent & Feedback
Youth-centered design means 100’s of young people have already influenced the features, look/feel and content of Quarky. We want the app to remain created for and with young people and the community that surrounds them.
Your responses will be taken seriously and your willingness to help us improve might make the difference in another young person’s life.
The feedback form has two parts:
Part 1: Quick & Dirty: For everyone and, especially, if you’ve only got a minute or single comment.
Part 2: The Walk Through: Provides opportunity to comment on each section of Quarky and/or already start contributing.
It’s all optional, but we will need your email to follow up or send a gift card (to those that first point out bugs) and your name, if you want a byline on content you submit.
New Money Smart KC – Easy access to everything financial.
Money Smart KC has launched a new website that offers easy access to everything financial. Whether you need to improve your credit, find emergency services, save for retirement or budget for your next purchase, you’ll find it at MoneySmartKC.org. Discover links to local and national resources, access to live support, events/classes near you and much more for providers AND consumers. Explore the website to find tips and tools on a variety of topics to help you manage and grow your money.
Currently, users can discover and learn about 30 different money smart topics that include understanding credit reports and scores, smart spending tips, senior finances, healthcare and legal services to name a few. The website will be updated throughout the year.
In addition, the website features a section for different types of providers such as community-based organizations, educators/parents, employers/entrepreneurs, financial services, libraries, healthcare services, faith organizations and government services. Organizations can use the website to find and provide information to better serve their clients and/or members. Money Smart KC invites all Kansas Citians to visit, www.MoneySmartKC.org to explore the site.
Money Smart KC
Financial Coaching – 1.888.867.1513 | Emergency Assistance – 886-320-5764
Renew Counseling Center
It takes courage to come here, to explore what help looks like, and question if there is hope. You don’t have to live in shame or in secrecy anymore. It wasn’t meant to be this way. You can experience peace. You can live a life free from the control of food, feelings of unworthiness, wanting the approval of others, or whatever your struggle looks like. You were made to enjoy life, to live freely, and to experience beauty and adventure.
Unfortunately, many live in denial of their eating disorder for years, concluding they may have a symptom or two but not an actual eating disorder. I know. I lived the nightmare. It took five years for me to realize I needed help – five years of just trying harder, promising myself “this will be the last time” and begging for forgiveness. The eating disorder was my loyal lover. It comforted me when it told me I could feel good that day. It also told me when I deserved to be punished.
Can you relate? We at Renew understand. We specialize in the complexities of this illness. We are honored to walk with you on your journey of recovery. We’re here to help you discover the roots that trigger your eating issues, offer tools for recovery, and restore hope. Call 913-768-6606, option 0 to set up a first time appointment.
Kori Hintz-Bohn, MA, LCPC
Founder & Executive Director]]>
The Call KC strives to connect compassionate individuals and groups of volunteers with local organizations in need of them. Since 2013 we’ve helped more than 3,800 volunteers complete over 11,000 service hours and seen firsthand the positive change that can occur. Whether you’re a single person, a corporate group or a community organization, we’d love to help you make a difference. If you’re a charity or non-profit in the Greater Kansas City area, we want to make sure you get the volunteers you need.
Three hours every six months. That’s all we ask. If each person were to volunteer twice a year, just imagine the possibilities, the impact we could make. It would be life-altering for so many. That’s what we are trying to create — a service renaissance right here in Kansas City — and we need your help.
Have a look at the upcoming events on our volunteer calendar. See for yourself what we’ve accomplished over the past few years by reading some of our blog posts. Think about how you can contribute, and let us know how we can bring you into the fold.
Reaching the Unbanked and Underserved Across America
The Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) is the FDIC’s national initiative to establish broad-based coalitions of financial institutions, community-based organizations and other partners in several markets across the country to bring all unbanked and underserved populations into the financial mainstream.
The focus is on expanding basic retail financial services for underserved populations, including savings accounts, affordable remittance products, small-dollar loan programs, targeted financial education programs, alternative delivery channels and other asset-building programs.
The FDIC continues to expand its AEI efforts to increase measurable results in the areas of new bank accounts, small-dollar loan products, remittance products, and delivery of financial education to more underserved consumers. For example, during calendar year 2011, over 494 banks and organizations joined AEI nationwide, bringing the total number of AEI members nationwide to 1,613. More than 404,591 new bank accounts have been opened; more than 270,476 consumers have been provided financial education. Twenty-four banks are in the process of offering or developing small-dollar loans, and seventeen AEI banks are providing deposit accounts consistent with the FDIC Model Safe Account Template through the AEI.