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MLK DAY OF SERVICE MINI-GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.

This mini-grant offers the opportunity to recruit and engage volunteers in meaningful service activities or deliver a service-learning activity related to Dr. King. A service-learning activity is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.

APPLICATIONS DUE 11/28/2022! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION.


ONLINE COURSE ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

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DEI Course Extended Until December 31st, 2022!

The Kansas Volunteer Commission presents five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning sessions intended to provide participants with an introduction to DEI concepts and vocabulary. The course developed by Dr. Bongi Wenyika, addresses the following topics: ‚ÄčHistory, Immigration, Assumptions and Myths About What is American; Definition, Dimension and Types of Diversity; Dynamics of Inequality; Understanding Disability by Challenging Ableism Through Inclusive Practices; Raising Awareness of LGBTQIA Challenges in Communities.

This is an on-demand course that participants can progress through at their own pace.

Each learning session in the course will have a pre-recorded video and a workbook in Google Classroom. The workbooks will contain: activities to be completed while following along with each video; homework and reflective activities to help participants think about what they have learned; resource lists for further learning around each topic.

In addition, the Google Classroom will have a general DEI resource library with resources that are not specific to the course but are relevant to DEI work and learning.

The cost for the entire five-part DEI course is $25. Once registered, invoices will be sent the Friday following the registration date. Invoices must be paid before access to the course will be granted. Credit cards are not accepted. Scholarships are available upon request. 

If you have questions, please email us at volunteer@ksde.org.

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United Way of Douglas County with the Kansas Volunteer Commission presents a Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Workshop, "From Colorblind to Colorbrave." November 10, 2022, from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Register at: bit.ly/UW-DEI-Workshop

Featuring Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, trauma-informed expert

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Although oftentimes unconscious, implicit bias impacts our thinking, decision making and action taking. Implicit bias is not only harmful and hurtful, but its perpetuation of stereotypes and microaggressions makes it deadly. 


Through the use of reflective activities, video clips, storytelling and small/large group discussions, this workshop will provide a foundation for individuals and organizations to jumpstart their equity journey through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive lens.