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Blog Posts By: Ruth Ramsey

Central Avenue: The road to Renaissance in KCK

CABA participants of La Placita

October 11, 2018

“Come and examine for yourself a peculiar city, which is rapidly growing,” reads a century-old invitation from Kansas City, Kansas. “This state of Kansas will have what belongs to her — a great city.” KCK has seen its ups and downs since then. Today, the “Great City” is on an upward swing, thanks in part […]

When people find their own strength, their community also prospers

January 12, 2018

“Imagine what it might feel like to have nothing but what you stand up in. You don’t even have enough money to buy yourself a bar of soap.” This plea for compassion comes from a woman named Nora. She knows what it’s like to be without the basics that make a life of dignity possible. […]

There’s help for heroes when their job causes trauma

September 7, 2017

After several years at her demanding and sometimes emotionally draining job, an emergency medical technician starts frequently calling in sick. When she’s at work, she’s moody, and her performance level drops significantly. This EMT could be the individual face of secondary trauma. But, when the problem develops in more than a few employees, it can […]


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