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Topeka Community Foundation Awards $6,000 Grant to SparkWheel for Integrated Student Supports Program

TOPEKA, KS – SparkWheel is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $6,000 grant from the Topeka Community Foundation through its Greater Topeka Fund. This grant will support the sponsorship of the Integrated Student Supports (ISS) model benefiting Topeka Public Schools, specifically at Ross Elementary School, State Street Elementary School, Highland Park High School, Topeka High School, and Topeka West High School.

Through SparkWheel’s Integrated Student Supports framework, we strive to address both the academic and non-academic needs of students, fostering a sense of well-being and enhancing overall success in school. Our evidence-based model helps students and families overcome challenges that hinder learning or prevent regular school attendance.

“We are deeply grateful to the Topeka Community Foundation for their generous support,” said Noelle Haselhuhn, Communications Manager at SparkWheel. “This grant will allow us to continue providing essential services to students in Topeka Public Schools, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to thrive academically and personally.”

SparkWheel’s Integrated Student Supports model is tailored to the unique needs of each school, with a Student Support Coordinator placed in each location to provide individualized supports for students, as well as resources accessible to the entire student body.

The Greater Topeka Fund, administered by the Topeka Community Foundation, focuses on supporting compelling needs and opportunities to Shawnee County nonprofit partners. The aim is to create a socially and economically prosperous Shawnee County for all residents.


About Topeka Community Foundation

Since 1983, the Topeka Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in our region through an active partnership with donors and others who believe, as we do, that positive change occurs through effective charitable giving. Today, the Community Foundation manages almost 400 charitable funds established by individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Together, these funds represent ordinary people who have made extraordinary commitments to our community. Learn more: 


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