2012 - 2013 Student Projects
C.I.T.Y. Center is an entrepreneurial media and technology training program and incubator that will provide real-world career experiences with a specific focus on science, technology, engineering and math. C.I.T.Y. will serve young adults, ages 16 to 24, in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing resources to participants in developing business plans with the ultimate goal of taking their ideas from concept to reality, C.I.T.Y. will provide a variety of social service support in a cooperative environment.
Clothes from Heaven
A non-profit thrift store with profits directed to the advancement of Aids/HIV education. The shop will have a community clothes closet to service families that utilize shelters. Partnerships with barbershops and beauty shops will provide additional services for the families within the shelters.
Empower the Parent to Empower the child (EPEC) is a start-up not-for-profit that aims to equip the parent with the tools necessary to take care of themselves and their family with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty with their child. EPEC teaches a marketable skill, partners with childcare and housing, and assists with transportation upon graduation. Most importantly, EPEC teaches parents how to support and encourage their children for successful futures.
Planet Play: Explore a World of Learning!
Planet Play inspires curiosity, imagination and creativity by inviting families to share moments of discovery. We are creating community-based children's discovery museum sites that are welcoming, flexible, accessible places for young children and the adults who care for them to play and learn together. Planet Play's new model of a network of multiple small satellite sites in both urban and suburban communities across the Kansas City metropolitan area will serve the needs of the growing Kansas City region.
Standardized testing is often the last hurdle for students hoping to attend college. Not only do these tests play a part in admission decisions, but scholarships and their amounts correlate strongly to the scores a student receives. Tutorious seeks to provide crucial test preparation services that can make attending college a reality for students who otherwise would not be able to continue their education.