Events Calendar

COMMUNITY SENSEMAKING

WORKSHOPS

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In July and August, Our Tomorrows and local partner organizations will be hosting Community Sensemaking Workshops across the state. In these workshops, participants will hear the stories shared as part of the Our Tomorrows story-collection effort, and discuss emerging themes based on the lived experiences of Kansans from their region.

Discussion will include a detailed review of patterns in local stories and active dialogue around which patterns we want to change and which ones we want to amplify. Identifying these patterns is a first step in the Community Action Lab process which is an opportunity to propose small, safe-to-fail actionables in your community – a great way to live out the Governor’s vision that we are all early childhood stakeholders! Our Tomorrows organizational partners and other stakeholders will utilize the rich dialogue and findings from these workshops to support decision-making that ensures every Kansas child has the best start in life.

Join us to better understand the stories of Kansans in your region. Find your area Community Sensemaking Workshop and follow the link to RSVP. Refreshments will be provided!

Southeast Regional Workshop

Where: Pittsburg (Family Resource Center)
When:  July 19th, 11:30am – 1pm

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South Central Regional Workshop

Where: Wichita (KCSL)
When: August 16th, 3pm – 5pm

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North Central Regional Workshop

Where: Salina (Donna Vanier Children’s Center)
When: August 26th, 2:30 – 4:30pm

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Southwest Regional Workshop

Where: Garden City (High Plains Public Radio)
When: July 30th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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Northwest Regional Workshop

Where: Colby (Prairie Museum of Art & History)
When: August 1, 2019, 3pm – 5pm

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Northeast Regional Workshop

Where: Topeka (Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library)
When: September 5, 10:00am – 12:00pm

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The Governor’s Symposium on Early Childhood

Monday, October 7th

Hyatt Hotel, Wichita, KS

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to enable parent attendance at these important conversations. Download the form and instructions, or reach out to Peggy Kelly from Kansas Head Start Association with questions or to learn more.

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Funds for this project are provided through the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five 90TP0016-01-00 ($4,482,305) was awarded to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). Click here to view the state’s grant application materials. The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund, the Kansas Department for Children and Families, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are leading this work with KSDE. This information or content and conclusions should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HHS, ACF, or the U.S. Government. Any food or refreshments are not paid for by federal funds.