This week 11 kindergarten-ready Ballard kids will graduate! Over the summer our dedicated Education staff and volunteers worked side-by-side to ensure that these kids had every opportunity to be successful! Learn more about the amazing #earlychildhoodeducation work being done at Elizabeth B. Ballard Center and how you can help support this vital program by emailing […]
If self-care can lower stress levels in adults, it can benefit children who are just as likely to feel anxious or worn out. Parents do well to monitor their kids’ behavior and check in on their emotional wellness. It’s never too early to talk about mental health or start practicing habits to cope with difficult moments. Explore […]
Life has been busy as ever at the Ballard Center this season – check out our newsletter to see some highlights from this winter!
Tricia Masenthin/The Lawrence Times. The United Way awarded its 2020 Wallace Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year Award on January 11th, 2022, to Marion Belcher of the Elizabeth B. Ballard Center and Taryn Wells, freshman at Lawrence High School. The Galluzzi Award is named in honor of Wallace Galluzzi, who was an active community leader serving […]
Life has been busy as ever at the Ballard Center this season – check out our newsletter to see some highlights from this fall!
Executive Director, Becky Price, speaking at the gala. The 5th annual Changing Lives Gala was the most successful to date! Over 290 guests convened August 13th at the Jayhawk Club to learn more about the services of the Ballard Center. They sang along with the preschool children, applauded the resiliency of a Ballard parent, cheered […]
View of some of the trophies awarded during the 13th annual fundraiser. Lucky 13 Success! Hundreds of vintage cars including classic antiques, hot rods, rat rods, imports, race cars, motorcycles and even electric cars were on full display for this event! Thousands of attendees enjoyed food, drink, and great music in South Park – best […]
And now….….the Grand Opening of our updated Workwear Closet! We’re very excited about this dedicated space reserved for anyone in need of work apparel and shoes. If you’ve got scrubs, hospitality wear, steel-toed boots, or anything business casual, give us a call to set up a drop off! 785-842-0729 An extra special thank you […]