Outreach Programs are the backbone of the Mayor’s Ethnic Enrichment Commission. Commissioners and their ethnic groups participate in classrooms and/or stage presentations in schools, business venues, trade and civic organizations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and, occasionally, in other Kansas and Missouri cities by special invitation. The outreach program committee is the communication channel between the general public and the commission, and the Mayor’s Commission. The committee coordinates all ethnic enrichment programs, evaluates the feasibility and availability of members for participation in any proposed event. Throughout the year the Commission is involved in hundreds of outreach programs either as a group or through individual participation by an ethnic group. Our objectives are:
The presentations of the Mayor’s Commission are free, although the Commission accepts honorariums to continue its mission to expand diversity to all corners of Greater Kansas City. The diversity of our members contributes to the mutual understanding and cooperation among all people touched by our outreach programs.
The Ethnic Enrichment Commission furthers its mission through taking programming into the community. We work with schools, civic organizations, cultural organizations, ethnic organizations and more bringing our cultures to them through specific programming including food, entertainment, and other educational programs.
Through our Outreach program, we work with all ages of people. Whether you want to know about a specific culture or geographic area or would just like to enhance your global understanding, we can work to customize a program just for you, your group, or your educational needs.
Enjoy this Thai language class from the EEC's Commissioner for Thailand, Oay Slaughter. The EEC can deliver instruction in culture, the arts, food, language, everyday life and more. We work with all ages and all sizes of groups.
By filling out the Outreach Request form you let us know about your need. This allows us to have an informed conversation with you about what might be available from the Commission.
Andrea Khan, Outreach Director EECKC
+1 (913) 205-2340