As temperatures plummeted here in Kansas City, Tara desperately needed a hand up to get on her feet and into transitional housing – providing the much-needed shelter and assistance as she looked for a job.

The NorthPoint Foundation worked with Tara to provide temporary lodging, food, and gas and assist her with getting her car out of the impound. Once Tara got into transitional housing, she secured a job, moved into her own place, and looked to continue her education here in Kansas City.

“I am wanting to thank NorthPoint foundation and to give a final report that it all worked,” said Tara. “I am employed full-time with one full-time job and another part-time job. I have my own apartment and am now looking into continuing my education as I enjoy life local to Kansas City. Thank you to NorthPoint.”

Natasha Rickel

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Meet our dedicated Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Natasha, a seasoned professional with a flair for strategic brand management and integrated marketing. With an impressive background in spearheading innovative initiatives for the largest privately-held industrial development company in the US, Natasha brings a unique blend of expertise in communications, content creation, and digital strategy. Holding an M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas, Natasha is committed to driving growth and shaping impactful brand narratives. As a board member and active member of KC IABC and the Content Marketing & Communications Manager for NorthPoint Development, Natasha plays a crucial role in our mission to enhancing the lives of children in our communities.