FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 17, 2006
City joins forces with nonprofit agency to promote inmate success
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Municipal Correctional Institution, a division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, is now the home for an innovative nonprofit organization.
Connections to Success is a community organization that specializes in working with people who have been or currently are incarcerated. Through a pioneering partnership, the Municipal Correctional Institution and Connections to Success will join forces to offer services and hope to individuals returning to the community from incarceration.
“I am excited about all of the opportunities that this partnership presents,” said Nancy Leazer, superintendent of the Municipal Correctional Institution.
To kick off this partnership, the two organizations will host a grand opening and open house Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Municipal Correctional Institution, 8100 Ozark Road. There will be a short program followed by a reception with refreshments prepared and served by inmates at the institution. The following day, Jan. 19, there will be a resolution read in support of the partnership at the City Council legislative session.
“We can’t wait for everyone to see our new home,” said Kathy Lambert, co-director of Connections to Success.
“It takes a whole community to help make changes and I think Kansas City realizes that,” said Brandi Jahnke, Kansas City regional director of Connections to Success.
Connections to Success is an innovative nonprofit organization that provides services designed to break the cycle of poverty, one family at a time. Services provided by this organization relate to the areas of employment retention, life skills, training, career development, job coaching, transportation, faith-based mentoring and intensive case management.
For more information, call Nancy Leazer, superintendent of the Municipal Correctional Institution, (816) 513-9630.