North Salina Group Receives $10,000 Grant

A group that is encouraging development in North Salina receives a $10,000 grant.

According to K-State Salina, North Salina Community Development, Inc., has received a $10,000 grant from the Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Office of the Provost at Kansas State University. The organization partnered with K-State Salina, the City of Salina, Salina Technical College, Kansas Wesleyan, and other Salina volunteer organizations to write the proposal for one of the five available grants.

The proposal was developed by K-State Salina faculty David Norlin, associate professor of social work; Greg Stephens, associate professor of business; and Kathy Brockway, associate professor of business, with assistance from North Salina Community Development, Inc. Students in K-State Salina’s social work program and Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) will survey residents and business owners to help the city organize the virtual neighborhood campaign in North Salina and identify neighborhood leaders as well as assist in facilitating meetings and events.

In addition, Kansas Wesleyan University communications students will develop a historical digital media archive and social media strategy under the direction of Paul Green, production manager, and Salina Area Technical College commercial art students will also develop print logo, marketing, and branding pieces under the direction of Cathy Strowig, instructor of commercial and advertising art.

“This is a great thing for the economic development and forward movement of North Salina,” said Stephens. “The total amount of in-kind and cash contributions for the project will be over $16,000.”

The project, which begins July 2013 with an expected completion date of 2015, also includes funding from the City of Salina, the Office of the Dean at K-State Salina, and the departments of Arts, Sciences and Business and Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at K-State Manhattan.