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Project Eagle Hosts Fall Family Event

Community partners share information and activities with families in Wyandotte County.

Project Eagle hosted the Happy, Healthy and Safe Fall event on Sept. 21, 2023. Over 200 people (including families and their children) visited many community partner agencies that highlighted available services and offered family-friendly activities.   

Firetruck parked at street fair with parents and children lined up

The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of Project Eagle’s new Family Resource Center. In addition, the following community partners attended and facilitated many wellness activities: 

  • Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department brought a fire truck and ambulance for children to explore and also hosted a hands-on CPR station to learn this potentially lifesaving skill 
  • Project Eagle School Garden offered tours and distributed 200 fall seed packages and seedlings transplants from Kansas City Community Gardens, as well as harvested vegetables 
  • Many families joined in with NikiFits as they hosted the Wheel of Fitness activity and dance party with a DJ 
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital shared information about two programs, the Healthy Home and Housing Program and the Mental Health and Wellness 
  • The University of Kansas Health System Poison Control Center shared coloring books with information in Spanish and English 
  • Wyandotte County Health Department provided capillary tests for lead testing 
  • Captain Navarro from the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department brought a police motorcycle for children to explore 
  • Community Health Workers of the Community Health Coalition of Wyandotte County gave out resources about their program and helped families with Medicaid questions and enrollment 
  • Keeler Women’s Center gave out goodie bags and information on mental health, family counseling and grief counseling 
  • Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) assisted families with updates on the processing of requests and applications for child care, food, energy and cash assistance 
  • DCCCA (Developing Caring Communities Committed to Action) donated locking medication bags and medication disposal bags 
  • Security Bank gave out coloring books to the children 
  • Church of the Resurrection gave out new children’s books in both Spanish and English 
  • Shivers Ice House provided Hawaiian Shave Ice and Dole Whips  

About Project Eagle

Project Eagle is a program of the University of Kansas Medical Center providing services for Wyandotte County’s youngest children and their families since 1989. With a staff of 80+ highly qualified, prepared and invested staff members, Project Eagle provides direct services to pregnant women and families with young children in Wyandotte County, Kansas, through Early Head Start Home Visiting, Educare Kansas City Center-Based programming, and the Connections Comprehensive Early Childhood Screening and Referral Program. Our programs focus on the health and well-being of young children and expectant families and aim to prepare children, engage families and promote excellence in the broader field of early childhood education. Project Eagle annually serves future professionals from the fields of education, social work, public health, nursing and medicine through student internships. 

Recently, Project Eagle opened the Family Resource Center for all families living in Wyandotte County. The Family Resource Center serve as a connecting hub for families to identify and access services to help them succeed and to provide thriving and nurturing environments for their children. This program serves any family who is expecting a baby or cares for a child under five years of age, and all members of the family are welcome to attend. The center is located at 444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 228, Kansas City, KS 66101. You can also reach the center also by calling 913-321-9999. 

Visit the Project Eagle homepage to learn more about the organization, its programs and services offered.

Institute for Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
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Mailstop 3013
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Kansas City, KS 66160