A Blind Theatre Stage Manager? Alphapointe Team Member Defies Misconceptions

A Blind Theatre Stage Manager? Alphapointe Team Member Defies Misconceptions

Dr. Jerome Kagan, one of the most influential psychologists in recorded history, established the concept that reaching a concrete conclusion is one of the most essential behavioral activities for humans because it affects virtually every element of a person’s psyche. Rebekah Grieb knows exactly what Dr. Kagan was talking about because she’s lived without a…

Alphapointe Launches New Online Discussion Program Exploring Past, Present & Future of Vision Loss

Alphapointe Launches New Online Discussion Program Exploring Past, Present & Future of Vision Loss

“I came to the conclusion that when I was in public school, the less I bothered anyone, the more appreciated I would be.” Former New York Governor David Paterson shared those words when reflecting on his experiences in the public school system as a child – one of many jarring and insightful comments he offered…

Students Learn Life Lessons & Skills Through S.T.E.P.

Students Learn Life Lessons & Skills Through S.T.E.P.

Despite its location in the middle of the heartland, there are a fair number of people in the Kansas City area who know very little about farming. Alex McBurney, Isaac McBurney and Nathan Wilcox are not among those people. At least not anymore – though if one were to travel back in time to the…

Alphapointe's Gina Gowin Named 2022 "Women Who Mean Business" Honoree

Alphapointe's Gina Gowin Named 2022 "Women Who Mean Business" Honoree

Alphapointe Foundation Executive Director and Alphapointe Vice President of Program Services and Development Gina Gowin was honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as a member of the 2022 class of “Women Who Mean Business” during a luncheon award ceremony Aug. 19. The Women Who Mean Business program honors those top-ranking women in Kansas City…

Alphapointe Youth Programs Participant Excels During First Work Experience

Alphapointe Youth Programs Participant Excels During First Work Experience

When you get right down to it, most people have only a handful of truly pivotal moments in their lives. And, of those incredibly formative occasions, arguably the most commonly shared among people from all walks of life is a person’s first job. The initial interview, the nervousness, the anxiety, the anxiousness – most people…

Volunteer Spotlight: Kevin and Kim Schwede

Volunteer Spotlight: Kevin and Kim Schwede

As part of the ongoing Volunteer Spotlight series, we checked in with volunteers Kevin and Kim Schwede on why they choose to donate their time and energy to Alphapointe. Q&A with Kevin & Kim Kevin Schwede Tell us about you… I am recently retired and look forward to golfing, kayaking, spending more time at the…

Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Sweet

Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Sweet

As part of the ongoing Volunteer Spotlight series, we checked in with volunteer Sara Sweet on why she chooses to donate her time and energy to Alphapointe. Q&A with Sara  Tell us about you… I am a born and raised KC native so my roots to this wonderful city are strong. I am a sales…