Getting beyond the numbers

It will take “human resources” to change the trend lines surrounding childhood poverty in Kansas, Kansas Leadership Center President and CEO Ed O’Malley wrote in a Sunday Op-Ed commentary in The Wichita Eagle. Nearly 2 out of every 10 children in...

Behind the story: Seeing Topeka through a new lens

Editor’s note: Read Sarah Caldwell Hancock’s community profile of Topeka and learn “9 Things Every Kansan – and Kansas Community – Can Learn From Topeka” in the Spring issue of The Journal. Nancy Johnson, executive director of the Community Resources Council, is an...

Not So Fast

Feet dangling over a bridge, hoping my boots don’t fall off into the slow-moving water, I sat peering at a sight mimicking my young professional life.  The water kept moving in one steady direction, gliding across a landscape of rocks strategically placed to change...

Inspiring Civic Participation

What would encourage Kansans to care more about local elections, issues? Stickers being given out to voters in Hope, Kansas, during last fall’s general election. (Photo by Jeff Tuttle) By Jill Sandberg Editor’s note: The spring issue of The Journal, a quarterly...