Spotlights and Partnerships

Evergy partners with organizations and groups promoting  diversity and inclusion in our community. 

Green Resources Consulting Spotlight

Iveth Jalinsky and Tony Blogumas of Green Resources Consulting have long been advocates for helping our environment. While that remains a passion, the human suffering from COVID-19 affected each of them so deeply, they had to do something to help. Something that lead them to Evergy, by way of our Supplier Diversity program

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Evergy teams up with workforce development organizations and groups in order to find and support potential employees and those pursing careers in the energy field.



Center For Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
CEWD stands with energy sector businesses against injustice, racism, and discrimination. Evergy and the CEWD are working towards creating a more welcome and supportive environment for our community and our customers.

 

Missouri Energy Workforce Consortium (MEWC)
Building partnerships with Missouri utilities and educators to develop solutions to meet the workforce needs of the state’s energy industry. This ensures the Missouri energy industry is staffed with qualified, innovative and diverse workers providing energy solutions to the community.

Evergy partners with education-based groups in order to foster students' interest in the field of energy and technology.



Green Tech Academy at Olathe West High School in Olathe, Kansas.
Evergy's partnership with Green Tech Academy supports students learning about energy and sustainability while they work towards an Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate (EIF). Currently 98 students participate in Green Tech Academy. The academy encourages "special populations" (individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged families as well as low-income youth) to participate.


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Topeka Center for Advance Learning & Careers (TCALC)
The TCALC is an innovative high school program created through business partnerships and counts Evergy as one of those. TCALC encourages students to access real-world tools, used by real professionals, in order to solve real-world problems. Students are mentored by real employees and are encouraged to contribute to professional area, as well as plan for future careers. Evergy provides four year and craft scholarships to eligible TCALC students.


KC STEM Alliance
The KC STEM Alliance is a collaborative network of educators, business partners and affiliates that inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers to generate a robust force of related professionals for our community. Evergy is a proud partner with the KC STEM Alliance.

Evergy employees invest time and resources in groups in advancing the benefits of a diverse community. Sitting alongside industry leaders and participating as members , Evergy understands that collaborating and partnering move communities forward.




Central ExchangeWhere Women Shape the Future
Evergy’s partnership with Central Exchange showcases and supports women’s successes and promotes emerging female leadership. Ellen Fairchild, Evergy’s VP of Compliance is the Chair of the Board. Also, our company has four female leaders enrolled in their Emerging Leadership program, and  were a sponsor of CX 2019 Leadership Lyceum – with 75 Evergy leaders in attendance.

 

Kansas Advisory Committee for Careers & Technical Education (KACCTE)
CTE empowers schools by developing pathways that lead students to college and career readiness. Evergy holds a seat on the board and acts in an advisory capacity for the development and operation of the CTE cluster/pathways. This board is sponsored by the KS Department of Education.

 

Full Employment Council FEC
The FEC's mission is to obtain public and private sector employment for the unemployed and the underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area. Ellen Fairchild, Evergy's VP of Compliance sits on the FEC board.

 

American Association of Blacks in Energy
AABE is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues. Evergy is a long term active member of the AABE.

 

DisAbility:In Greater Kansas City
Disability Inclusion of Greater KC is business-led and helps companies advance their disability inclusion efforts in the workplace and marketplace. Evergy is an active member.

 

 

National Utility Diversity Council (NUDC)
NUDC is a national non-profit organization that conducts research and shares best practices to encourage diversity. It also is a community that cares about diversity. We hold a seat on the advisory board.