Featured Initiatives

Beyond our regular work, we concentrate on a few specific initiatives that have been proven to create impactful, long-term results. These initiatives require partnership and dedication from civic leaders to remain thriving.

School Attendance Initiative: Every Child, Every Day: Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Absenteeism

The greatest impact comes from helping a person avoid challenges like poverty and food opportunity scarcity in the first place. And the surest path to this result is a good education. As United Way of Greater Kansas City charts a course for the next 100 years, we have launched a major initiative focused on a key strategy for school success: reducing chronic absenteeism.

November 2018 Community Summit Resources

In November 2018, United Way of Greater Kansas City hosted a community summit addressing the pressing issue of school attendance. The materials from that summit are available below.