Aligning Excelerate to KC Rising’s Common Sector Competencies
Each year as we plan for a new Excelerate class, we identify connections to our own community that will strength our program and its curriculum. One very important area we align with is KC Rising’s Common Sector Competencies. In Excelerate, students begin the program by…
Evaluation of our Excelerate and Internship program
We just received the report from Dr. Connie Campbell on her evaluation of our Excelerate class graduates and the results are amazing. Excelerate Assessment The highlights include: The students’ workforce products required for professional career development or college scholarship competition significantly increased. (resume, LinkedIn account,…
Keyaira’s Internship at the Missouri Department of Conservation
Keyaira earned a Green Works summer internship at the Missouri Department of Conservation. Keyaira plans to study early childhood education.
Roxana’s Internship at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Roxana earned a Green Works summer internship at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Roxana is going to college in the fall and planning a career in biochemistry.
Local news covers our job site visit to Olsson Associates
Last week Olsson Associates hosted our Green Works’ Excelerate students for a job site visit where the students had the opportunity to talk to Olsson employees, tour their offices, and try their hand at designing bike routes from midtown to the River Market. Shayla Patrick…
Green Works students end the year planting trees
Not a bad way to end the school year planting trees to provide shade, habitat for birds, cleaner air and some carbon sequestration too. Thanks to Heartland Tree Alliance for working with our students.
Outdoor Adventure Day for 35 students
Thanks to our friends at the Missouri Department of Conservation and KCMO Parks and Rec., our first year students recently spent a day at Swope Park trying their hand at outdoor skills. They were all smiles on the bus ride back!
Green Living Class
On Saturday we hosted a Green Living class for 10 of our supporters. We had a lot of fun learning about the chemicals in conventional products, and how easy it is to make healthier alternatives. We whipped up batches of lotion, deodorant, hair spray and…