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What's HappeningBright Future program for summer employment
The Bright Future program connects local youth with City departments for hands-on paid summer work experiences in the public service sector. Funding for interns will be provided by the City Manager's Office and coordinated by Roosevelt Lyons from the Mayor's Office. The goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable job experience and sharpen their professional skills. More.
Announcing scholarship for low income residents
The City will help administer the 2013 Kansas City, Mo., Opportunities Scholarship Fund, a scholarship grant program funded by The Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo., and area casino gaming operators. More.
Engage KC Leadership Board
The Engage KC Leadership experience features a combination of classroom discussions to promote a basic understanding of Kansas City and its municipal government and governance. It also includes active practical activities like tours, field trips and networking events to expose participants to the urban issues Kansas City faces and the leaders and institutions tackling those issues. More information.
City Internship Program
The City Internship Program is a collaborative effort between the City of Kansas City, Mo., and colleges and universities throughout the nation. The program has been developed to give students the opportunity to gain valuable professional public service experience that enhances their skills and competencies while learning how city government works. Apply for the City Internship Program.
The Office of Civic and Community Engagement is actively committed to designing strategic engagement processes across neighborhoods, businesses, educational institutions, civic and community partners. The office proactively engages the community in a numbers of ways; including internships, solution oriented- discussions, innovative leadership seminars, service-learning and volunteer opportunities.
The Engage KC Leadership Board is a six month leadership development program designed to engage young people with an interest in public service and help build their leadership capacity in preparation for careers in the field of public service.
- Build a broad partnership coalition of educational institutions, local government and civic organizations.
- Educate key stakeholders regarding universal best practices, as it relates to economic development, education, workforce development, and the impacts at both the local and state level.
- Serve as a governmental emissary for educational institutions.
- Establish and maintain an evolving centralized resource database.
- Build partnerships to address the service learning and volunteer challenges in the community.
- Mobilize resources, influence systems, and convene partners to address policies, programs and standards across multiple sectors.
- Give participants a broad understanding of public service as a career
- Examine important urban issues facing Kansas City and other major U.S. cities
- Introduce participants to the civic institutions of Kansas City
- Help prepare participants with the leadership skills to engage in these issues in their future careers