CANCELLED virtualCX | Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child with Natasha Kirsch, The Grooming Project
This is a virtualCX Program that can be accessed remotely from your desk. You will receive the event passcode in your confirmation email when you register.
During our Conversations from the Top series sponsored by Arvest Bank, attendees will hear from key business leaders and community influencers as they dive into the latest issues impacting business performance, organizational culture, HR, marketing, sales, operations and many other business channels.
This month, Natasha Kirsch from The Grooming Project will be joining us to discuss the pilot program, Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC). This 501(c)3 nonprofit in Kansas City, MO is devoted to helping impoverished families become self-reliant through job training in the high-demand, high-pay trade of pet grooming.
During this session, Natasha aims to:
Empower homeless moms to end the cycle of poverty.
Educate the community on the comprehensive supports needed to leave the welfare cycle for good.
Show how the animal human bond is therapeutic.
Speaker Bios: Natasha Kirsch is the Founder and Executive Director of Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC), which operates The Grooming Project. She believes in a two-generation approach to breaking the cycle of poverty. Basic needs for food and shelter must be met before a parent can focus on guiding children through school and out of poverty, so a living-wage, family-flexible career for the parent is key. Natasha?s idea earned support from the UMKC Bloch School?s Aaron L. Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Challenge in 2013.
Natasha has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa and an Executive Master?s degree in public administration from the UMKC Bloch School. She is passionate about working with single mothers with multiple barriers to entering the workforce, such as low reading skills or past incarceration and brings experience in both staff and volunteer roles for Healing House, Reach Out and Read, Community LINC and Stop Child Trafficking Now to the EPEC project.
Jarrod Sanderson is a listener, leader, influencer, difference maker, and solution builder with a history of successful organization transformation and change management. Jarrod combines his education and background in direct service with his desire to help nonprofit organizations operate at the highest level. His nonprofit experience spans sectors that include clinical counseling, housing, and youth, family and senior services. He is a respected leader across the nonprofit community, known for his collaborative approach and innovative solutions. He holds the National Institutes of Health Protecting Human Research Participants certification and is a Full Inclusion and Diversity Awareness trainer. Using his educational and experiential background, he has created a series of workshops to help direct-care staff fight the mental and emotional fatigue and burnout that is all too common. He also provides consulting services to help organizations develop an environment and culture that supports this thinking and practice. Jarrod is certified in Social Impact Strategy by the Colorado Institute for Social Impact.