The John and Mary Pritchard Humanitarian Service Award is provided by and named for the founders and nurturers of Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City who, for over two decades sought strong and effective ways to interact with “God’s people in need.”  The award annually goes to two or three William Jewell students who commit to engaging with people in need, developing relationships with people different from them in all fundamental aspects, and learning about their unique gifts and about what God calls them to do with those gifts.

The following community partners offer service-learning opportunities. You may contact the agency directly or e-mail for assistance.

Agency/Organization:  Cherith Brook
Project Description: The organization provides showers and meals for the homeless and poor. There are flexible times for volunteers.
Contact: Sarah Cool (816) 241-8047,
Location: 3308 E 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64127

Agency/Organization:  El Centro, Inc.
Project Description: Students can assist with various programs.  Students as Teachers offers tutoring for children, and The Migrant Education Program provides after-school activities in a safe environment.   Students can also help with El Centro’s Citizenship Classes.
Contact: Della Muzquiz, (913) 281-1186,
Location: 1330 S. 30th St., Kansas City, KS

Agency/Organization:  Iglesia Camino Vida y Verdad
Project Description: Students assist with participatory activities with school age ESL students who are at an intermediate level of English.
Contact: Gustavo Morales, Pastor, 816-213-7691,
Location: 541 S. Elmwood, Kansas City, MO

Agency/Organization:  Linden West ELL Program
Project Description: Assist in the elementary classroom with students requiring extra help or minimal translation to Spanish.
Contact: Kathleen Fitzgerald, (816) 413-4765,
Location: 7333 N. Wyandotte, Gladstone, MO

Agency/Organization:  Mattie Rhodes Social Service Center
Project Description: Work with school age students assisting in after school activities in the Cultural Arts Activities Program, 3:00 – 4:30pm, Tuesday through Friday.
Contact: Maria Tapia-Belsito, (816) 471-2536 or cell (913) 488-2856,
Location: James Elementary School, 5810 Scarritt Ave, Kansas City, MO

Agency/Organization:  Migrant Farmworkers Project
Project Description: Volunteers tutor children of migrant farmworkers. This requires “enthusiastic volunteers who can commit to regular attendance.” Year-round.
Contact: Migrant Farmworkers Project, (816) 474-9868,
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church / Lexington, MO

Agency/Organization:  Northland Head Start
Project Description: Assist in a preschool classroom with children who have limited English skills.
Contact: Brenda Stottler, (816) 468-8662,
Location: 3100 NE 83rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64119

Agency/Organization:  Second Baptist ESL
Project Description: ESL classes for Spanish speakers in the Liberty area.
Contact:  Dr. Phillip Posey (816) 507-2575- cell or (816) 781-1132-home,
Location: 309 E. Franklin, Liberty, MO

Agency/Organization:  Second Friends Preschool
Project Description: One-on-one tutoring of students who need extra help with classroom concepts.  Teach basic Spanish in small group setting.
Contact: Angela Bush, (816) 781-3882,
Location: 309 E. Franklin, Liberty, MO

Agency/Organization:  YouthFriends-Liberty and North Kansas City School District
Project Description: Work with school age students as a tutor, lunch buddy, or morning greeter.  See children once a week for a minimum of eight weeks.
Contact: Pam Polson, (816) 413-5479,
Location: Varies — in Kansas City

Contact: Mr. Dee Rosekrans, (816) 736-7104,
Location: Liberty
Project Description: Assist with childcare during Monday and Wednesday evening adult ESL classes.
Contact: Brenda Laney, (816) 217-7823,
Location: Raytown