Community Engagement adds new department and staff
September 20, 2018
Kim Huyett has been promoted to lead Community Relations and Strategic Partnerships. In her new role, she will work to strengthen community relationships and manage strategic partnerships, as well as create, enhance and sustain relationships between the campus and its external constituencies in the Kansas City metropolitan area. She will also be the programmatic lead for Public Private Partnership development and execution. Prior to her promotion to senior director, Kim was the director of Alumni and Community Relations.
Project Eagle has joined the Institute for Community Engagement. Project Eagle has offered services in Wyandotte County, Kansas, for more than 25 years. The University of Kansas Medical Center began the program for the purpose of providing early education and comprehensive family support services to low-income and at-risk children between the ages of birth to 3 and pregnant women and their families.
Project Eagle currently administers four programs.
- Connections Comprehensive Early Childhood Screening and Referral Program
- ABC Home Visiting
- Early Head Start Home Visiting
- Educare Kansas City
All of Project Eagle's programs focus on the health and well-being of pregnant women and young children and aim to prepare children, engage families, and promote excellence in the broader field of early childhood education. Project Eagle impacts nearly 1,300 Wyandotte County children and their families each year. Prior to joining the Institute for Community Engagement, Project Eagle was part of Pediatrics.