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Center of Grace
March 1, 2023
KC Scholars partners with Center of Grace
Guiding individuals on the journey from student to scholar.
Olathe, Kansas, March 1, 2023. KC Scholars and the Center of Grace announced today that the organizations have entered into a strategic partnership that will provide a centralized location for individuals in, and near, Johnson County to access career training and educational opportunities. The partnership will positively impact families and supply businesses with career-minded and skilled individuals.
The agreement brings together two organizations with a common goal to assist people who desire self-sufficiency by enhancing their careers through obtaining short-term credentials or making the dream of a college degree a reality. K.C. Scholars believes that a good-paying job and education should be available to everyone. The Scholars program supports individuals on their journey to fulfill career advancement goals by providing access to college scholarships, career training programs and career advocates to ensure success. The Center of Grace has served the Olathe community for over 23 years. They offer a safe space of hospitality for all who need essential humanitarian assistance with food, basic dental care, medical equipment, clothing store, education, computer training, and childcare for those enrolled in C.O.G. programs, all for free.
“Center of Grace has created a solid foundation in Olathe and Johnson County. We are excited to partner to provide educational opportunities to the communities they serve. This partnership will provide individuals with more access to essential services and career advancements opportunities, resources we understand are crucial when on the path towards self-sufficiency.” – Regional Executive Director of Great Jobs K.C., Macenzie Tucker
“We are excited about our partnership with KC Scholars. Together we can provide enhanced educational opportunities for individuals in our community so they can get better jobs and provide a better life for themselves and their families, while continuing to reach out with basic and health resources.” – Executive Director of Center of Grace, Sylvia Romero
The collaborative partnership of K.C. Scholars and Center of Grace is dedicated to developing individuals and families to self-sufficiency through education, or career training, taking them from earning a paycheck to building a future.
Naomi Allen, Program Director