June, 2015


Your voice wanted!


Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Heartland Visioning invite Shawnee County residents to identify the priorities needed for shaping their community and library.  The feedback will help the library determine goals for the future and verify Heartland Visioning's current five priorities. 


You are invited to share your voice at one of the six strategy sessions: 


Thursday, June 11, 6:30-8:00 pm, Countryside United Methodist  

3221 SW Burlingame Rd.

Tuesday, July 7, 6:30-8:00 pm Auburn Civic Center 

1098 SW Auburn Rd, Auburn

Thursday, July 23, 5:00 -7:00 pm, Juli's Coffee and Bistro

110 SE 8th St.

Monday, July 28th 6:30-8:00, Sacred Heart Church

312 NE Freeman Ave 

Monday, August 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Garfield Park Community Center 

1600 NE Quincy St.

Join the community for a collective conversation that will make you Topeka Proud!

Topeka Gives


Topeka Community Foundation is setting aside a day that focuses on the power of philanthropy in our community and the joy found in charitable giving. They are providing $60,000.00 in "matching money" for donors who support one or more of the 132 organizations at Topeka Gives - an event inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall on Tuesday, June 2nd from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Representatives from the organizations will set up inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall to share educational material. Several will have children-friendly, hands-on activities, too. There is a $25 minimum gift and donors can support up to five different agencies. Contributions must be made in person by cash, check or credit card. Donations are 100 percent tax deductible.


 Read more here. See the Facebook events page here.

We are Topeka Proud!


In 2013 the community spoke about wanting to increase civic pride and community involvement. The truth is, there are some highly innovative and collaborative projects occurring in Topeka and Shawnee County. Heartland Visioning aims to bring a positive light to these through an Awareness Campaign. The first ad, Pine Ridge Prep and Parents as Teachers Program was produced by KTWU. It is an example of the collaborative partnership between Topeka Public Schools, Topeka Housing Authority, and United Way Greater Topeka. Watch for this ad as well as our next one on the Bike Share Program on TV, Youtube, and other social media venues. Each ad will end with a group of people sharing another truth, We are Topeka Proud!

NOTO Arts Center Position Announcement

NOTO Arts Center is hiring a part time position. This is an exciting step in moving our beautiful arts district forward. See application here:  NOTO Arts Center Position Announcement