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Defining the future of workforce & education: Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2019

Defining the future of workforce & education: Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2019

Nonprofit Internship Program 2019 – call for applications!

For the third year running, KC Social Innovation is offering financial sponsorship for student interns within nonprofit organizations as a way to boost talent, increase organizational capacity and extend real-world learning to high school and college students interested in impact-based social and civic careers. Today, on behalf of Hire KC, the Innovation Center announces an

Internship Leads to Job in Mayor’s Office

A successful summer internship turned into a part-time job for Luan L. inside Kansas City, Missouri Office of the Mayor.  Luan, a student at Park University, was interested in learning about the racial issues facing Kansas City, and wanted to know how local government works to create social and economic change.  Luan spent his summer

Mayor James Hires High School Student for Internship

By Christopher P. My name is Christopher, and I am going to be a senior at Rockhurst High School this fall. I discovered Hire KC Kansas City internships through promotional emails that I received, and am very glad that I did. I am the communications intern at the Mayor’s Office of Kansas City, and my

We Connected 256 Students to Internships in 2018!

Hire KC unleashed eager interns across a a variety of nonprofit organizations, municipal agencies and area businesses this summer.  All in all, the 2018 Hire KC initiative connected 297 young people to internships and work-based experiences. Kansas City area high school and college students found themselves designing puppets at the Mesner Puppet Theater, working in

American Jazz Museum Intern Helps Tell Story of a Legacy

By Cordell P. Hello, Kansas City! My name is Cordell Parham, and I am about to start a new journey at the Kansas City Art Institute. I have a passion for music and an extreme love of art. Often in my own illustration work, I combine the two. I discovered Hire KC Youth while looking

Working Together Drives Success at KCPT

Hello, friends! My name is Ju-Young Morimoto. I am a senior in high school (whoop whoop) at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. I am a dual-enrollment student taking classes at Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City (MCCKC) Penn Valley through the program, Early College Academy. I haven’t set my eyes on a single college yet, but

Helping a City

by Miranda Watson I’m a passionate, reserved, unique, admirable, lover of KC Gates barbecue, music and movies. I like to act and perform and have been in a gospel choir, and an Ebony Theatre Play as one of the leading roles, Anjee in Not Without Laughter. I’m a Christian, and occasional basketball player who likes