As a result of the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act, the Economic Opportunity Foundation, Inc. has been in existence since 1965.
Community Service Advocate II
The first sign that Candie is ready and waiting to help you get organized on your journey is her desk. She is constantly organizing her space and the EOF office as a whole.
She is known for liking a little coffee in her hazelnut creamer.
When she was little, she wanted to be a social worker, so working as an advocate is literally a dream come true.
Community Service Advocate
The word that describe LaDanity is RESOURCEFUL; she is always determined to get a job done and done right. She loves being part of the KCK community because it's full of so many caring people.
If you see her in the staff room, she's probably snacking on chocolate cover bananas or shaking the stress off with Whitney's "Dance with Somebody"!
Community Service Advocate Bilingual
You can call her Gina. Her passion for EOF has remained strong even with all the changes the past ten year have brought because she truly believes in helping everyone.
When she is stressed she likes to CLEAN!
Y es bilingüe, así que si necesita una defensora que hable español, ella es su chica.
CSA Special Services
People call him Taco because they're his lunch almost every day! When he was a kid, he wanted to be a firefighter. He came close: Office fires take up his day now as he helps with special projects & unique needs.
Terry is a former customer of EOF, and he wants you to know that his success can be yours too!
Her name may be Monica, but the EOF staff calls her "Johnnie on the Spot." An epic multi-tasker, she crosses all the t's and dots the i's and keeps the wheels greased, the agency running, and the success stories coming.
In school, her worse subject was science, and the better for all of us that she found a role helping people.
Rita D. Adams:
Everyone loves Miss Rita because of her ability to communicate with people from all walks of life. She has a deep commitment to effect positive change, probably stemming from her deep love of family and community.
After almost 50 years at EOF, no one can remember seeing Rita without an ice cold Pepsi nearby.
Our Board of Trustees
Our Governing Board serves as the voice of the people of Wyandotte County, KS. This volunteer group includes publicly elected officials, private sector interests, and people democratically selected by low-income in our service area. As a CSBG-funded organization, this is what's called a tri-partite board.
EOF's tri-partite Board of Trustees provides oversight and determines the direction of programs and services to best help residents in Wyandotte County "move towards self-sufficiency".
PUBLIC SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
Richard Mabion, Board President
Scott Mackey, Board Treasurer
Senator David Haley
PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
Ondra Penn, Board Secretary