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Kansas PRIDE Program

Benefits

What are the benefits of being a Kansas PRIDE Community?

The right hand side bar speaks to the effect of our partnerships and the how our program can benefit your community, do take a moment to give it a read…

Now that you have, what are some of the benefits that create the most impact for Kansas PRIDE Communities?

Want to establish new local partnerships?

When your community looks inviting it attracts people, businesses and tourists.

  • We can connect you with tools that will help you determine where to start.

Doing great things already? AWESOME!

  • Our website, Facebook Page, newsletter, community opportunities emails, annual review and our connections to the League of Kansas Municipalities can help us help you amplify your great works and gain you extra visibility!

Worried about:

  • Board Roles and Responsibilities?
  • Handling Donations?
  • What your Focus Will Be?
  • Lack of Volunteers?
  • Advertising Your Successes?

We provide trainings that tackle these issues, and we provide them for a fee of exactly $0.00. You provide the venue and volunteers, or take advantage of our online webinars…CLICK HERE to learn more.

New to the program or in need of new ideas?

  • We’ve got you covered! By joining the program, we can put you in touch with our network of regional, state and national resources!

Don’t want to reinvent the wheel?

  • We have a pretty awesome database that we use to pair up communities for mentoring opportunities!

Speaking of the database, sometimes it even brings the resources to you! How?

K-State Research and Extension Agents and Specialists, and Kansas Department of Commerce Regional Program Managers often peruse the database and can contact you with opportunities specific to your needs!

Interested in funding opportunities?

Newly enrolled communities have opportunities to apply for Community of Growth awards. Communities that participate for consecutive years have opportunities for larger awards. See our funding page for more details. 

Working Together

The Kansas PRIDE Program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Masons and Kansas PRIDE, Inc.

Kansas PRIDE is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work.

Through the PRIDE program, local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working with the resources of K-State Research & Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create their ideal community future.

How We Can Help

  • Evaluations on-site by community development professionals.
  • Self-assessment for better understanding of existing conditions and resources.
  • Technical assistance and volunteer training.
  • Structure to organize and implement community development efforts.
  • Assistance in developing plan to initiate goals and promote your local PRIDE program to the public.
  • Developing a vision for your community's future.
  • Team approach to address community needs through an action plan.
  • Identification of regional, state, and national resources.
  • Quantifiable measurements of successes.
  • Recognition of achievements. 
  • Sustainability of community improvement efforts.

To learn more about the Kansas PRIDE Program, we invite you to look through the resources and links available at this website, or contact PRIDE Staff.