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The Picture.
People and partnerships helping Wichita flourish.

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As the proud hometown of our global headquarters, Wichita, Kansas, holds a special place in the hearts and lives of Koch employees. We share with fellow Wichitans both an entrepreneurial spirit and a mutually beneficial relationship that empowers us all to innovate, transform and thrive. We believe in the power of individuals to effect change from the bottom up. Telling their stories is what The Picture is all about.

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These are the stories of our hometown and its people. And how, every day, our company is partnering with them to do good.

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Episode 1 - Catalyte

Discover how a breakthrough program is helping gifted Wichitans with diverse backgrounds break into a high-tech career with zero experience.

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Episode 2 - Empower Evergreen

A nonprofit resource in Wichita’s North End community is providing education in workforce and small business development to empower everyone to reach their potential.

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Episode 3 - The Phoenix

A sober, active community is helping thousands of people recover from substance use disorder through fitness and teamwork. The only cost for membership is 48 hours of continuous sobriety.

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Episode 4 - WSU Innovation

Innovations that inspire entrepreneurship and prepare people to succeed in the future workforce are at the heart of multiple collaborations between Wichita State University and Koch.

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Episode 5 - Koch's Pro Bono Initiative

From supporting the Midwest Innocence Project to helping local Wichitans clear their records, Koch’s lawyers, employees and network of partner attorneys have made pro bono a priority.

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Melissa Scheffler
Bringing focus to The Picture

When veteran television journalist and Kansan Melissa Scheffler left the news desk and joined Koch Industries, she quickly discovered an abundance of new, inspiring stories. They are stories of Wichitans who, in partnership with Koch, are transforming careers, bettering communities and improving lives. In this new spotlight series, Melissa helps paint a beautiful picture of the vibrant opportunities ahead for a city she loves and its people.

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Employee volunteerism. Community partnerships. Economic impact.
See how we’re at work in Wichita.