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February 2021 Newsletter


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A little over a year ago, my wife and I were in Kansas City celebrating Christmas with colleagues and two months later in NYC celebrating her birthday. Four days later, we arrived back in Atlanta and have been in quarantine ever since. I have greatly missed interacting with my colleagues like many of you. The only connection I have had with them is by Zoom and it has been a badly needed lifeline.

Zoom has allowed us to continue developing, testing, and sharing tools to help expand pathways to economic growth and opportunity. In fact, we have probably worked harder because we fully understand and some personally witnessed the economic impact of the pandemic.

I applaud you for the work you are doing in your respective communities to bring about positive change. Not only has this pandemic underscored the value of your work, but it has also magnified the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” We hope our newsletter provides you one more way to stay connected.

Justice, Peace, and Prosperity,


We’re proud to announce the Kansas Micro-Internship Program, providing 165,000 students enrolled in Kansas public colleges and universities with opportunities to work on short-term, paid professional projects with Kansas-based organizations.

Kansas students: apply here!
Kansas employers: post your opportunities

Remake Learning Days

This spring, cities across the US are hosting learning festivals to provide engaging experiences for youth.

We’re offering mini-grants to help nonprofits host events at Remake Learning Days. Learn more and apply!

Teen Design Challenge

Who best to design an event for Remake Learning Days than youth themselves?

We’re partnering with Startland to bring you the Remake Learning Days Teen Design Challenge: a chance for teams of three or more young people to dream up an innovative learning experience, hone their idea alongside experts, and pitch their idea to judges. The winning team will receive funding and mentoring to bring their idea to reality for Kansas City’s Remake Learning Days. Get details and register your team

Life Skills at KU

Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, our ED and COO, and Alex Oleson, DeBruce Career Corps member, had a blast sharing with University of Kansas students about expanding career pathways with the Agile Work Profiler, networking, and virtual internships. Check out the recording and more life skills resources for students.

Internship Insights

What do I need to know for my first internship? What steps do I need to take to launch my career?

Hear about communication, bringing value to your role, and collaboration in this conversation with Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight and students sharing their early career experiences.

Never Go In. Never Go Back.

Na’im Al-Amin, founder and CEO of SWAGG INC., reflects on his journey through incarceration, his commitment to offer the guidance he wishes he had received, and his work to reduce recidivism by expanding career pathways.

Check out his guest blog post

Search for vShips

If your company is looking to host a virtual internship, or you’re an individual looking to land a role as a virtual intern, we have a new resource for you!

Our new search engine will show you thousands of active virtual internships, fellowships, and apprenticeships across the country. Start exploring now.

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