Education

Our Education Initiatives

We fund programs that support school readiness, early learning, strong student attendance, before- and after-school programs and more.

Choice Neighborhood

Choice Neighborhoods

The CNI focuses on the replacement of a Housing Authority of Kansas City public housing development in KCMO through a People, Housing, and Neighborhood Strategy.

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Launch

LAUNCH

This college and career savings program provides individual development accounts—matched savings accounts for low-income youth pursuing postsecondary education. 

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Project Spark

Project SPARK

Project SPARK is a kindergarten readiness partnership between the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools and five community nonprofit organizations, including UWGKC.

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Promise 1000

Promise 1000

Promise 1000 connects this region’s families experiencing low income and other life stressors to supports that optimize the first 1000 days of life for young children.

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RSVP

RSVP

This initiative enriches the lives of older adults by connecting them with meaningful and rewarding community volunteer experiences that create community impact.

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Start Young

Start Young

This collaboration is designed to improve child care in Wyandotte County, increasing access to high-quality, full-day, full-year child care for working families.

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Student Attendance Initiative

Student Attendance

This initiative aims to reduce educational inequities by maximizing students’ learning time in collaboration with school districts and community partners.

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Success By Six

Success By Six

Success By 6 Resource Centers aim to ensure our youngest learners are healthy, safe, nurtured and enter school ready to succeed.

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Youth Build

YouthBuild

YouthBuild KCK is a champion of opportunity youth, helping build the skill sets and mindsets that lead to employability, community leadership, and positive change.

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