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DeBruce Career Corps

In 2018, an initiative launched to integrate youth voices into the work of The Foundation. To create a successful future of work, we knew it would be vital to work … Continued

Career Corps

Background The DeBruce Career Corps is a unique leadership opportunity with The DeBruce Foundation. Established by Kansas City business and civic leader Paul DeBruce, The Foundation is committed to expanding … Continued

DeBruce Career Corps

Youth voices advise our team, test career resources, and inform our charitable mission.

Building My Career Path at We Work for Change

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This guest blog features Sidney Richardson, a DeBruce Career Corps member and senior at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. Sidney, along with DeBruce Career Corps member Brian Pelico-Ricardez, had the opportunity … Continued

My Career Development Journey

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By Ruby Rios, DeBruce Career Corps Member Three years ago, I walked into a local co-working space with peers and talked to an incredible organization about how difficult it was to figure … Continued

June 2024 Newsletter


I’m Mark McKelvey, and I serve as a consulting Data Lead at The DeBruce Foundation. In my role, I manage our data warehouse to support research on the usage of … Continued

May 2024 Newsletter


As my 3rd son graduated from high school this month, my heart swelled with pride and anticipation for the journey ahead. It’s a momentous time filled with excitement, but also … Continued

2024 Graduate Spotlight: Alexis

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It’s graduation season, and Alexis Dominic, a 2024 graduate and DeBruce Career Corps member shared about her next steps, how tools in the Graduation Toolkit helped her choose her path, … Continued

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