Mission: 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.
Results: 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: 300+
Geographic areas served: underserved urban neighborhoods
Programs: Job readiness counseling, preparation and placement;
Self-employment development & support services;
Youth IT / Enterprise Development:
building websites and salesmanship.
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