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What: “Empowering Together” with Ariel Rodriguez, executive director of Empower

When: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3

Where: Larkspur Bistro & Bar, 904 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202

Registration: RSVP by noon Tuesday, Nov. 2, on Eventbrite to save $5! Advance tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Walk-ins are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Students are $10. (Ticket price includes buffet lunch, water, coffee or tea. Please note: if you register to pay at the door, you will be invoiced if you do not attend.)

Wichita’s North End is home to a vibrant Hispanic community that has historically been underserved. Empower is a new nonprofit launched in March to serve residents of the NoMar district and connect them with resources in education, small business incubation and workforce development.

Empower is breaking down barriers by providing a one-stop access point for educational opportunities, work-readiness preparation and small business development resources in a culturally inviting, bilingual and comfortable space. Join Empower’s executive director, Ariel Rodriguez, to learn how he is building relationships and communicating the importance of accessible resources for the community.
Proceeds from this event help fund WPC’s scholarship fund. You may donate additionally via Eventbrite when you register for the meeting or on our Donate page. Every year, WPC provides scholarships of up to $2,000 for Wichita-area college students majoring in a communications field.
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About Ariel Rodriguez
Ariel Rodriguez, a Wichita native, joined Empower after spending 11 years working in youth development, most recently as the executive director of Rise Up For Youth. Ariel is committed to helping impact the lives of those in his community, as he believes all should have an equal opportunity to achieve success. He is passionate about creating meaningful relationships with all community members and supporters of Empower in order to create a stronger community. In his spare time, Ariel values time with his family, friends and his dog while staying busy either cooking or being physically active.