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Founders' Day 2019

Founders' Day 2019

YPW IS SEARCHING FOR THE BRIGHTEST, MOST CREATIVE TO PLAN FOUNDERS’ DAY! Do you have a passion for event planning and overall FUN?! This might be a great opportunity for you! Young Professionals of Wichita is looking for volunteers to help with the planning of…

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It’s easy to track your volunteer hours

Help us know the work you’re doing to better Wichita

Tracking your volunteer hours is now easier than ever! The Volunteer Hour Tracker has been given a new look that makes it faster to track hours. What’s even better is that you can go back and track hours from earlier this year. Those hours will…

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Cocktails and Creativity: YPW’s Third ServeUp Project

ServeUp’s volunteer team mixes it up with the year’s first volunteer project

The Event When: March 8, 6:00 p.m. Where: Gianni Bacci’s Who: Arts Partners You like cocktails, you like being creative, and you like a good cause, making Shaken: Mixology 101 the perfect event for you. Gianni Bacci’s will be hosting the event, where you’ll be…

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Five Volunteer Resolutions for 2016

By Camille Gaddis, Community Relations Action Team Volunteer

The end of 2015 is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about resolutions for 2016. What could be better than making goals that will help your community and make you feel great? This year, challenge yourself to a volunteer resolution. Pick a…

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

By Camille Gaddis, Community Relations Action Member

The holiday season is an exciting and busy time for the community. Everyone is in the spirit of giving and there are many options available to help those in need. If you are looking for new volunteer opportunities for this season, check out the list…

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Maximize Your Volunteer Hours

By Camille Gaddis, Community Relations Action Team Volunteer & Volunteer Tracking Coordinator

When we are busy juggling work, family and other activities it can be difficult to fit volunteering in our schedule. It doesn’t matter how many hours you are able to volunteer, each hour you give is meaningful. Not only does it help an organization, but…

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YPW’s First ServeUp Team Was a Success

By Carly Farr, Ambassadors Action Team Volunteer

Last November, the first YPW ServeUp Team was launched and members were determined to benefit Dress for Success Wichita. ServeUp is a program designed to pair a team of young professionals with a nonprofit organization to help plan and implement new ideas for the organization…

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Share Your Impact On Wichita

By Camille Gaddis, Community Relations Action Team Member

With the spring season approaching us comes opportunities to get involved and engaged in our community. An easy way to start is to update your volunteer hours for the first quarter of 2015. It is simple, fast and very important for the organization as a…

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community service superstars

THIRD QUARTER 2014 – BY MELISSA MCGINTY, AMBASSADORS ACTION TEAM MEMBER

Congratulations to our Third Quarter Community Service Superstars! They will receive a free oil change courtesy of Davis–Moore Automotive. YPW Service Superstar: Sundee Dunn When looking for a place to meet other young professionals in the community, Sundee Dunn, an accounts payable clerk at High…

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community service superstars

SECOND QUARTER 2014 – BY MELISSA MCGINTY, AMBASSADORS ACTION TEAM MEMBER

Congratulations to our Second Quarter Community Service Superstars! They will receive a free oil change courtesy of Davis–Moore Automotive. YPW Service Superstar: Jennifer Collins Jennifer Collins participates in numerous volunteer opportunities sponsored by Young Professionals of Wichita. One of the events that touched her the…

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Volunteer Mingle Recap

By Emily Reisig, Community Relations Action Team Member

On September 18, YPW members mingled with their peers and 22 nonprofit organization representatives at The Pumphouse Bar in Old Town. We had a nonprofit representative for every passion—from horticulture to financial literacy. Volunteering in our community is not only a way to make an impact on the…

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Envision embraces visually impaired staff

in inclusive business model

By David Friedberg, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik L.C. Community Relations Chair Did you know there is a manufacturing facility that is operated by the visually impaired (some completely blind!) in Wichita, Kansas? Envision hosted YPW at its Manufacturing facility on South Water Street in Wichita…

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And the Winners Are

First Quarter Community Service Superstars

Volunteers are vital to the success of YPW and many other community organizations, and we’ll be recognizing our Community Service Superstars on a quarterly basis for their service in the Wichita community and within YPW.  Each superstar will receive a free oil change courtesy of…

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Davis-Moore Automotive Group to Reward Community Service Superstars

2013 Volunteer Hour Tracking Update

Have you wanted to track your volunteer hours, but never had the motivation?  You won’t want to miss tracking one hour in 2014, because our quarterly winners will receive a free oil change courtesy of Davis-Moore Automotive Group.  That’s right, we’re excited to announce that…

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What is Community Relations?

Connecting YPs and the Nonprofit community

By Sundee Dunn, High Touch Technologies Ambassadors Team Member Do you want to get involved in Wichita, but you don’t know where to start? Want to foster a relationship with a non-profit or do you already have a connection? Community Relations (CR) just might be…

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YPW Launches Volunteer Tracking Program

Quantifying YP's contributions to the community

By Sundee Dunn, High Touch Technologies Ambassadors Team Member Have you ever wondered how young professionals are making a difference within Wichita or even within YPW itself? Perhaps you are curious about the impact you are making as an individual member. Now there is an…

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Enhance Community Project 2013

Chair recaps event successes

By George Hornbeck, Ad Astra Financial Group 2013 Enhance Chair 2013 marked the fifth annual Enhance CommunitYProject, a product of the Young Professionals of Wichita. On April 27th, with the help of 163 volunteers, 13 homes were just that – Enhanced. These volunteers dedicated their…

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Big for a Day

Volunteer in Training Event Recap

By Jennifer Collins Community Relations Team Member Last Saturday I got to meet a quiet, intelligent 10 year old girl who seems wise beyond her years. She is one of many children on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list. Community Relations was approached months…

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Becoming a "Big"

Member gives back to community

“I am a true kid at heart and I saw this as an opportunity or excuse to be a kid again.  I get to go play laser tag, arcade games, football, baseball, climb the playground equipment and just act like a kid and for a…

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May 2012 Donation Drive

Dog N Bone Rescue

Dog N’ Bone is a new rescue located in Wichita, KS. The organization’s goal is to try to help as many animals as it can that, through no fault of their own, ended up in animal shelters with no hope of being adopted. Items being…

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Fight for Air Climb

Volunteer in Training Event Recap

By Jennifer Collins Community Relations Team Member Saturday, I volunteered with YPs at the 2012 Fight for Air Climb at the Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University.  The Fight for Air Climb benefits the American Lung Association, and raises money for the research, education and…

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Hospitals of Hope

Volunteer in Training Event Recap

by Jennifer Collins Community Relations Team Member On April 3, I visited Hospitals of Hope with a group of YP volunteers to learn about their Clinic in a Can program, and see what we could do to help. As the first segment in Community Relations “Volunteers…

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Calling all volunteers!

Volunteerkansas launched

If you haven’t yet heard, there is an exciting website that is being launched soon to help connect Kansans to volunteer opportunities. The launch of volunteerkansas.org will take place this Thursday, Sept. 9th at 5:30pm at Exploration Place. To celebrate the website and volunteerism there…

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New Board Specifically for YPs

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas

The Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas is starting a Young Executive Board and are inviting YPs to be a part of it. The Boys & Girls Clubs Young Executive Board is a chance for younger members of the community to give back…

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Learn How You Can Help Clean Up the River

Wichita Wraps Community-Wide Stakeholder Meetings These meetings are designed to educate the community about the WRAPS process. WRAPS stands for Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy. WRAPS is a process where Wichita residents, businesses and other organizations have the opportunity to identify watershed needs, and with…

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Enhance is Coming to Life

We’re just one month out from the Enhance CommunitYProject. Why does this matter to you? This is your chance to take a few hours out of one Saturday to give back to the community and really make a difference. Enhance falls within the YPW Community…

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Thank you from KPTS

KPTS wants to thank YPW and those that volunteered their time at the March 2009 Membership Drive. See what they say below. Thank you so much for organizing volunteers to participate our March 2009 Membership Drive! We raised $112,975 and gained 512 new members! KPTS…

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Launch of Enhance CommunitYProject

At the February Monthly Mingle, YPW rolled out “Enhance CommunitYProject”. Through Enhance CommunitYProject the Young Professionals of Wichita will develop and organize an annual community service event which will focus on enriching the Wichita area while providing the members of YPW the opportunity to give…

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Stewardship in the Community

Last evening highlighted the blooming opportunities for YPs through the event “Stewardship in the Community: A Panel Discussion on Civic Involvement.” Panelists were Charles Eby (loaned executive & community volunteer, Martin K. Eby Construction), Sheryl Wohlford (President & Co-Owner, Automation-Plus, Inc.), Christine Schneikart-Luebbe (Dean of…

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Investing in our community

As we approach the holiday season and new year, it’s a good time to review how we feel about our individual contribution to society. Yes, our investments, including our retirement accounts, have lost money. No, there is not constant job security for most employees. However,…

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