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Cheers To Volunteers! – Concerned Mothers Group at High Aspirations

Members of the Concerned Mothers Group at High Aspirations have one monthly meeting, but they often accompany their sons to the Saturday morning meetings. They take attendance, set up and serve lunch, and oversee the cleaning of the tables, which is done by the students. In addition, they assist with planning special events and chaperoning field trips. Their actions create a valued support system within the High Aspirations organization.   

Jacquelyn Johnson, Tammie Willis, and Tamekia Price


Deauntay Frazier, Tamekia Price, and Layla Rimpson

Featured in the February 4, 2023 issue of The Independent.


Cristo Rey Kansas City – 17th Annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

Cathy and Chip Toth are serving as the honorary chairs for Cristo Rey Kansas City’s 17th Annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars, “A Red Carpet Extravaganza.” Susan Spencer, Christy…

Celebrating Black History with KC Melting Pot Theatre

KC Melting Pot Theatre strives to create a public sphere where the contributions of emerging and established Black playwrights can be shared in an enriching community environment. It works toward building…


Kansas City’s performing arts organizations have taken to heart the national push toward diversity and inclusion, and their commitment is reflected in this spring’s performances. Rarely have we seen such…

Celebrating Black History with Kansas City G.I.F.T. 

“What if 15,000 people each donated $10?” This question, fueled by Brandon Calloway’s vision for economic prosperity in the Black community, is the foundation of the innovative organization called G.I.F.T.—Generating…