What IS Advocacy?

The word advocacy is rooted in the Medieval Latin words advocare and advocatia: meaning summon, or call to one’s aid.  Unfortunately in today’s world, advocacy has taken on a political connotation.  Most definitions today read something like: a political process which aims to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems.  I, however, prefer the more simple definition of: the act of supporting a cause

Free Summer Meals

Free summer meals are provided for every child ages 1-18 during the 8-week summer meal program sponsored by Heartland Programs and Salina Public Schools. No fee or registration is required. Free lunches will be served Monday-Friday (closed July 4) at 9 open location:

Heusner Elementary, 11:30-12pm, 1300 Norton (Northwest doors by Art Room)


Have you ever felt deeply moved by an issue? You CAN be the change you want to see in the Salina community. Get informed, gather your friends, and raise your voice. The Salina Area United Way needs people like you who are passionate about education, financial stability, and health to address underlying problems that create lasting changes. When you join the United Way to champion your cause you will have access to countless opportunities to advocate as we work together for our community.