IBSA, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews


629 Se Quincy Suite 102 Topeka KS 66603 USA


IBSA staff, volunteers, and interns engage in a variety of efforts to promote and support job training, employment counseling and entrepreneurial activities, particularly, activities for youth and low-income adults.  We provide services that assist people in their transition off welfare. Clients are referred by government agencies through agreements for employment & microenterprise counseling, retention and support services. IBSA additionally provide related services to first-time juvenile offenders referred by the County Court Services to complete community service as required by a judicial officer of the courts.


Over 80% of all referred to our agency meet their goals and objectives in a satisfactory manner.

Target demographics:

low-income youth and adults succeed in life.

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

underserved urban neighborhoods


Job readiness counseling, preparation and placement; Self-employment development & support services; Youth IT / Enterprise Development: building websites and salesmanship.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am a single parent of 2, my son who is 17 and my daughter-20 years old. I recently moved here from Californail and I was having a hard time with my son and daughter. i wanted to expose my kids to a lifestyle less chaotic and a little slower than what we were used to, my kids however did not share my relief and started to rebel. I sought help from everywhere in this town but because of the ages of my children they were left out of the traditional system. I met Lazone and Keith and they met with me and my kids offered them a place to come and study, volunteer making sure that they knew someone in Topeka cared. They even found therapy for my son. I am grateful to them for all they did for me in my time of need

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Giving back to the youth and not following the rules that say that once a child reaches a certain age they no longer need services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More employees

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I could always count on them to be there for me no matter what the situation was

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring and Kind showing ginuine concern for the youth and setting a great example

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out to more people and help more communities be empowered to help themselves

Ways to make it better...

I would have been more committed to the offering

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, budget cuts and funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope that this organization continues to be there because my kids just had kids and I am sure that I will take my grandkids

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


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