One goal of K-State Research and Extension is to provide technical assistance and evidence-based programs to citizens who want to make sure their communities survive and prosper. K-State Research and Extension can play a key role in helping people create a vision across traditional geographical, sociological, and political boundaries. We can help your community become a better place to live, work, and play.
Building Better Communities
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 Kansas 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.
Grants are a vital piece in your community's funding puzzle...and you can do it!
K-State Research and Extension's Community Vitality Team offers grant writing workshops for local communities.
Short Term Outcomes:
ResourcesElectronic meetings: Establishing meeting rules
Boards should adopt special rules before holding an electronic meeting to maintain an orderly meeting
Youth Community Perceptions
Want to involve youth in your community? Youth Community Perceptions can help youth learn how to identify needs and opportunities that exist for your community's future and work with community leaders to make a difference.