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Posted on: July 10, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Project 17...What is it?

The Kansas Leadership Center is working in partnership with the people in 17 Kansas counties to make the area a better place to live and work.
Project 17 is a wide-ranging effort that aims to use regional cooperation to improve the economy and quality of life in an area bordered by Miami and Franklin counties on the north, Greenwood and Chautauqua counties on the west and Cherokee County in the southeast.
The effort derives from input from citizen interviews, surveys and direct participation in an economic improvement summit. Project 17 was chosen from 21 statewide applicants for the Kansas Leadership Center’s unique training on civic engagement. KLC’s Project 17 Leadership Initiative will provide leadership training valued at up to $1 million. KLC has agreed to help regional participants turn the tide on these tough public issues.
The tough public issue Spring Hill is gathering ideas, hearing your experiences, and taking action on is the concern of Childhood Poverty. With over 1,046 kids in Miami County living in poverty, we are touched by this swelling concern and are asking the question... How can we make a difference for families in our Spring Hill Community?
You are invited to any of the 1 hour meetings (providing coffee or lemonade & cookies):
Monday Afternoon, July 21, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, City Hall, 401 N. Madison St.
or Wednesday Evening, July 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Price Chopper in the tables area, 22350 S. Harrison St.
or Saturday Morning, Aug. 16, 10:00am - 11:00am - Hillside Community Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall, 800 S. Webster St.

Participant Discussion based on 3 questions:
What does poverty look like for kids in the Spring Hill area?
What are the driving forces in the area that contribute to families being in poverty?
What factors in this community help families move out of poverty?

Please contact Pastor Janice Hawley at 913-226-3334 or email for further information or questions about Project 17.

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