GIRARD - Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, (SEK-CAP) is updating our regional Community Needs Assessment. We are seeking individuals from all walks of life to participate in a Community Discussion to collect feedback about the areas of greatest concern throughout the southeast Kansas region.

A Community Discussion is schedule in Columbus, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23. The event will be held at the Economic Development Office, 201 East Pine. Participants will have a chance to share their valuable insights and opinions about the community and regional needs.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, and no RSVP is needed. Please join us and share your thoughts, opinions, and ideas.

For more information about the Community Discussions, please call (620)724-3244.

The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program is a 501 (c) (3) private, non-profit organization serving twelve southeast Kansas counties. SEK-CAP is headquartered in Girard, and was created in 1966 to combat poverty. The organizational mission is to address the causes and effects of poverty by uniting staff, individuals, families, and community partners to provide quality, comprehensive services through compassionate, respectful relationships. Programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, Housing, Community Engagement, and General Public Transportation. Contact the SEK-CAP central office at 401 N. Sinnet or by dialing 620-74-8204. Visit the website at