$30,000 / 2010, 2011
2201 E 13th Street
Wichita, KS 67214-3169
Dorlan Bales, Executive Director
The Hazen Foundation has supported Students United (S.U.) since its creation in 2003 at Hope Street Youth Development. S.U. is a youth-driven and youth-led organization with members in every Wichita High School. In 2009, Sunflower Community Action became the organizing “home” of Students United, although Hope Street continues to provide academic support services and works with Sunflower on leadership development. Over the next year, S.U. will focus on three campaigns: anti-discrimination; disciplinary policies; and funding for public schools. It also will continue its work to expand membership recruitment and strengthen leadership development. Hazen’s $30,000 grants in 2010 and 2011 will support S.U.’s organizing campaigns in Wichita schools.