Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Kansas City has been a non-profit partner of CommunityAmerica Credit Union for over 20 years. In that time, CommunityAmerica employees have devoted more than 45,000 hours of volunteer time through JA to deliver financial literacy education and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
In 2019, CommunityAmerica made the largest gift in its history, pledging $1 million to help bring a JA Youth Learning Lab and JA BizTown to children and youth in Kansas City. This commitment secures CommunityAmerica’s presence as the personal and business banking financial center within the JA BizTown.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provides a fun, safe environment for kids on both sides of the state line to learn, play, grow and meet new friends. From sports to education and group activities, the Clubs provide quality programs to thousands of area kids every day. The long-term goal of the Clubs’ programs is to ensure members have the skills to graduate high school and pursue college, vocational training or a career.
In 2020, CommunityAmerica is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of Kids Night Out, bringing 2019 Grammy Album of the Year winner Kaycee Musgraves to entertain at the largest annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater KC.
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.
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.
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To support healthy lifestyles to employees, members and the community at large, CommunityAmerica proudly supports the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke — the top two causes of death worldwide.
Go Red for Women, an AHA signature program, provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives and drive collective action for community transformation. In 2020, CommunityAmerica is a major sponsor of the Go Red for Women luncheon in Kansas City.