Outreach Committee

The mission of the UMKC Staff Council Outreach Committee is to promote the university’s key mission areas and visibility by positive engagement between the university and the broader community through service and collaboration.

The Committee Agenda

  • Plan and implement service projects, working with faculty and/or students on at least three of them
  • set up a system of communication/calendar to tie staff into all the different opportunities for service projects within UMKC and the Kansas City Metro area

Service Projects

Some of the service projects the Outreach Committee plans and participates in include drives for Operation Breakthrough, UMKC Kangaroo Pantry and Toys for Tots.  Group projects include Veterans Community Projec,t Avenue of Life, Della C. Lamb Community Center for Operation Thanksgiving, Salvation Army, Kansas City Rescue Mission, Frontier School of Excellence, Harvesters and Pemberton Park for Grandfamilies.  Hope baskets include LULAC National Educational Service Center (Upward Bound), Tom’s mission, St. James Food Pantry, Restoration House and Amethyst Place.  The Outreach committee also helps organize/considers outside funding requests.

Meetings

The Outreach Committee meets the second Thursday of every month from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Administrative Center, Conference Center.

Membership

Chair: Sandra Smith

Co-Chair: Rhonda Agnew

Members: Cherie D., Elisa Day, Jennifer Fultz, William REX Hinecker, Tamica Lige, Shana Malone, Angela McDonald, Julie Myer, Velda Robins, Stephanie Stewart-Towns, Almaz Wassie