to improve the quality of life in Atchison through service projects and volunteerism
Founded in May of 2015, Project Atchison was initially formed as a Facebook group called "Young Atchison Making a Difference." Our group’s spirit of volunteerism and community pride soon attracted over a thousand Facebook group members and a regular roundtable meeting attendance of 30-40 participants. In order to encourage members of all ages, our name was changed to Project Atchison and non-profit status was filed in October of 2015.
to create a more enjoyable and promising Atchison for today and future generations
What we do
Through reaching consensus on common concerns and collaborating on problem solving, we mobilize volunteers and leverage resources to achieve community-level improvements. We focus on project-based activities that benefit from the man-power of our group, such as beautification projects of public places and mass shopping trips at area businesses to improve local commerce.
who we are
We are strength in numbers. Our group members hail from diverse backgrounds, united in the desire to promote positivity, accelerate action, and celebrate community. Our board members serve to evaluate potential projects and activities, form collaborative partnerships with other local organizations, and organize group efforts.
Our Current Board
Heidi Hulsizer, President
Christa Rieger, Vice President
Meredith Doyle, Treasurer
Daphne McConnell, Secretary
Sean Curry, Board Member
Brent Mortensen, Board Member
Melissa Koontz White, Board Member
Tony DeWitt, Board Member
Funding for our projects comes from donations and fundraising events. Many projects are sponsored by local businesses, who donate financially, provide supplies or loan equipment.
Our evaluation process includes initial project review by a board member or workgroup and review of potential projects at monthly roundtable discussions. In keeping with the consensus method of our organization, most projects are voted on by the group.