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A Shared Commitment to Beat Covid-19 in Kansas

The State of Kansas and the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) are partnering to dramatically reduce the spread of COVID-19 in local communities. KLC is organizing 1000 community meetings to mobilize more Kansans to generate their own local solutions and combat the virus by December 31, 2020.

Sponsored by

Kansas Leadership Center Kansas Department of Health and Environment
How to Get Involved:
Volunteer to convene, facilitate, or attend virtual meetings by the end of 2020 with support from the Kansas Leadership Center.

Overview

The State of Kansas and the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) are partnering to dramatically reduce the spread of COVID-19 in local communities. KLC is organizing 1000 community meetings by December 31, 2020 to mobilize more Kansans to generate their own local solutions and combat the virus.

Why This Initiative Was Created

The challenge of curbing this horrible virus is daunting. The Kansas Leadership Center is embarking on this bold experiment because we believe it’s our work to mobilize you...and it’s your work to mobilize others. So we’re asking for your help. But let’s free you from some anxiety right away!

As a concerned Kansan, KLC partner or KLC alum we are simply asking you to use the skills and influence you already have with the people you already know to help your community try creative things to beat the virus.

Imagine what it would look like for people all over the state to gather with their homeowners associations, churches, mosques, non-profits, kids’ sports teams, PTAs —or is it PTOs? You know what, if the organization has an acronym, we want it meeting to design projects on a local scale that lead to progress on a state-wide level. We imagine it starts with one meeting and one great project and it cascades from there.

Whether you run a non-profit, a business or are just a concerned individual, you are a part of this work. This is possibly the biggest challenge of our lifetime. We need all voices, from all over the state, coming up with amazing ideas to energize our fellow Kansans. This work will look different for every group, but read on for some structure that will help you be a part of this bold endeavor.

What The Work Looks Like

Our ask is simple: Create an account and use KLC resources to convene at least one local, virtual discussion that leads to behavior-changing action projects in your community.

Now let’s try that without all the jargon.

Simply put, gather people you know virtually. KLC will provide a trained facilitator and the Zoom link if you can provide a small group of Kansans (we’re thinking 8-15 people) that share a similar cause, passion or concern and want to make progress on beating this virus. Use your social capital, your local influence, or cash in a few IOUs with ol’ you-know-who. You’ll schedule a one-hour meeting for your group using this site to invite others to attend. By the end of that session, you’ll leave with an action project your group can do together to slow the spread of the virus. KLC facilitators are trained to get your group to leave with a plan. We can even help you fund your great idea. Apply for up to $3000 through our mini grant process.

Will you be a part of this movement?

Still need more info? - Use the link below to sign up for a live, virtual informational session to learn more about this initiative.

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