United Way of Wyandotte County
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Our Programs

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

United Way of Wyandotte County is an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will mail a high quality, age appropriate book to your child, addressed to them, at no cost to your family. Just click on the link, register your child, and in 8 - 10 weeks they will receive their first book! Books will keep coming each month until the age of 5. Click HERE to enroll today!

Emergency Assistance

United Way of Wyandotte County administers many emergency assistance programs that support Wyandotte County residents in times of emergency.

Project SPARK

Project SPARK (Successful Partnerships to Assure Readiness for Kindergarten) is a partnership between the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS), and 5 community not-for profit organizations including United Way of Wyandotte County. This partnership serves the eastern and southern half of Kansas City, KS. The population served includes children ages zero to five, with an emphasis on children that are not currently receiving services.


The Wyandotte County RSVP is a federally funded program receiving approximately 67% ($62,746 in 2013) of its funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The goal of the RSVP is to provide older Americans the opportunity to apply their life experience in addressing significant community needs. In Wyandotte County, volunteers assist community agencies through mentoring, assisting in the management and operations of various social service programs, and tutoring students in schools and after-school programs.

Volunteer Center

The Volunteer Center connects local non-profit programs with volunteers, recruited from the community. They also provide support to agency partners on volunteer management and training. Staff promote volunteerism through recruitment programs throughout the county, public relations, and recognition.

YouthBuild KCK

YouthBuild KCK is a federally funded program receiving approximately 80% ($1,100,000 over 3 year) of its funding from the Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration. YouthBuild KCK is administered by the United Way of Wyandotte County, designed to provide residents ages 16-24 a path to employment. Clients work towards attaining a high school diploma or GED, developing life/employability skills, and acquiring specific knowledge leading to formal apprenticeship programs in the building trades.


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United Way of Wyandotte County aspires to understanding and respect among all cultures and individuals who live and work in our community. We are committed to drawing strength from our differences and building our similarities. Click here to see our full diversity policy.