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Derrick Willis Wins Diversity Award

Derrick Willis of UMKC's Institute for Human Development recently received the Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity in recognition of his employment, education and leadership programs aimed at urban and minority youth with and without disabilities. Willis was presented his award at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities annual meeting. [...]

UMKC Institute for Human Development Welcomes New Alianzas Project Coordinator

Gerardo R. Martinez assumes the duties of Alianzas (Alliances) Project Coordinator. Martinez brings his experience working with the Hispanic/Latino community in various roles at Mattie Rhodes Center, a Kansas City non-profit serving Latino families, the Local Investment Commission of Kansas City (LINC), and with public schools and local non-profits. Gerardo began his career in the business [...]

Add-Us-In

The goal of Add-Us-In Kansas City is to create a business-led network focused on increasing the capacity of employers to successfully hire and retain individuals with disabilities. As part of this goal, Add-Us-In equips youth to successfully participate within this continuum through Urban Career Academies, identifies and creates supports needed by employers in their efforts [...]