JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Media Advisory: KC NoVA and community partners hold job fair

For Immediate Release

March 21, 2017


The Kansas City No Violence Alliance has partnered with numerous community leaders, including Missouri State Senator S. Kiki Curls, to help prepare for job opportunities in the Kansas City area, including persons with multiple barriers to employment.

Individuals seeking employment should plan to attend the job fair Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Emmanuel Community Center located at 3510 Prospect Ave, KCMO. The Job Fair is from at 9:00 a.m. til 12:00 p.m.  Pre- employment services were provided Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The services included resume writing, mock interview preparation, successful job application completion, free haircuts, clothing..

The Kansas City No Violence Alliance is a collaboration of law enforcement with community to reduce violence in the community. The partners include the Kansas City Police Department, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, the U.S. Attorney's office, Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For this Job and Resource Fair, other partners included Office of Senator S. Kiki Curls, Connecting for Good, Uplift, Catholic Charities, Metro Barber College, House of Heavilin Beauty College and Connections to Success.

It is the intent of this collaborative effort to address the systemic cycle of high unemployment in high crime areas - while building relations in the community.

For more information, contact:

Sgt. Johnita Harris, KCPD

cell phone: 816-213-3291

or

Michael Mansur

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

(816) 674-3954 mobile

(816) 881-3812 office


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