VIRTUAL D&I Workshop Series: Understanding Poverty in Kansas City: An Interactive Simulation
Join the KC Chamber as we present United Way of Greater Kansas City's interactive poverty simulation to learn about the prevalence and severity of poverty in our community. You will learn about poverty in Kansas City and will work in small groups to complete a series of budget exercises. The experience requires participants to navigate difficult decisions within the constraints of scarce time and resources, and will provide empathetic understanding of families struggling in low-wage jobs to make ends meet.
You'll also learn how you can support and empower vulnerable families in our communities.
Thank you to our 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sponsors!
Our Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series Presenting Sponsor is Commerce Bank.
Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Presenting Sponsors are CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Evergy and Hallmark. Our Cornerstone Sponsors are American Century Investments, Bayer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation JE Dunn Construction, Lockton Companies, REACH Healthcare Foundation, Saint Luke's Health System, T-Mobile, UMB Bank and Waddell & Reed. Our Regional Diversity Sponsors are Black & Veatch, FleishmanHillard, Grant Thornton, Heavy Constructors Association, Honeywell FMT, Kansas City Royals, McCownGordon Construction, Spire, SS&C, State Street and VanTrust Real Estate. Our Supporting Diversity Sponsors are Accenture, Bank Midwest, Bardavon Health Innovations, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, CBIZ/MHM, Cerner, Children's Mercy, Enterprise Holdings, Ernst & Young, Garmin, Google Fiber, HNTB Companies, Husch Blackwell, H&R Block, Kansas City University, KVC Health Systems, Lathrop GPM, Lead Bank, Mazuma Credit Union, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Southwest Airlines, Stinson, The Builders' Association, The University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Health System and Turner Construction Company.
This event series is in partnership with:
- Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce
- Grandview Chamber of Commerce
- Independence Chamber of Commerce
- Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce
- Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce
- South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce