City Year believes all students have the potential to succeed, regardless of their circumstances, and is proud to partner with Kansas City Public Schools. This Americorp program addresses the needs of students who are at risk of falling behind their peers and potentially dropping out of school with key emphasis on reading and math skills attainment.
CommunityAmerica CEO Lisa Ginter proudly serves as a City Year Kansas City Board member.
Veterans Community Project is dedicated to supporting all men and women who took the oath for our country. The Veterans Village, a community of transitional tiny-homes and onsite services, provides housing stability for homeless Veterans. CommunityAmerica is proud to support this project through financial sponsorship and through the volunteerism of CommunityAmerica employees. Each tiny-home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace.
Presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Reflecting Motion by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics is KC's largest outdoor art experience on display, and only at Union Station. Reflecting Motion is comprised of approximately 13,400 linear feet of rope, 300 hand-tied technical knots and over 75,000 streamers, forming a silver, iridescent wind hanging high in the sky above Haverty Family Yards.
CommunityAmerica Foundation supports the future of our children through a focus on support of early literacy programs. The Johnson County Library’s 6 by 6 Ready to Read program is designed to equip children with skills to be ready for Kindergarten. To educate parents about the importance of early childhood literacy, the 6 by 6 Rock-A-Bye Baby nursery rhyme book will be distributed through maternity wards of area hospitals as well as maternity navigator programs.
One in 10 adult Kansas City residents struggles with literacy issues in reading or simple math. That is why CommunityAmerica Foundation supported a capacity building effort to bring Literacy KC into a new home. Through the Building Better Stories campaign, Literacy KC became a long-term tenant/partner of Operation Breakthrough; a strategic move providing Literacy KC the ability to provide more classes, a family reading space and to serve more students.
Junior Achievement (JA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
With funding from the CommunityAmerica Foundation, JA of Greater Kansas City recently launched the use of JA Finance Park Virtual, an innovative digital financial education program. The program helps middle and high school students learn how to budget and manage personal finances.