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In Kansas City, we have unique access to leaders who are fullheartedly involved in our mission to create an environment where children can thrive. Come and join this group of passionate leaders as we continue in our fight for educational equity in our community.

With more than 15 unique districts, Kansas City is a thriving community with endless opportunity. We sit in the heart of America, where leaders have access to several opportunities. From interactions with policy leaders, deep involvement in community service, and the opportunity to champion local change, leaders have the opportunity to grow in their professional and personal development.

49%

Third graders achieve reading proficiency

88%

Students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch

68.9%

Students graduate high school

78%

Students are considered a minority

“I think the educational landscape in Kansas City is improving, we have more work to do but by working together with organizations like Teach For America we are going to succeed.”

Sly James

Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri

Neighborhood Highlights

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    Kansas City Public Schools

    The purpose of Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) is to provide a quality education that prepares all of our students, regardless of background or circumstances, for success in college, career, and life. We will produce scholars who are high-achieving critical thinkers, prepared to succeed in a constantly changing world and engaged in the improving of their communities. KCPS will accomplish this goal by providing teachers with the appropriate training, resources, and support they need to develop the whole child.

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    University Academy

    University Academy is a K-12 college preparatory public charter academy, consisting of three schools, located in Kansas City, Missouri. The school was founded by people who believe deeply that students living in Kansas City, Missouri, deserve the opportunity to have an excellent college preparatory education. The founders' vision was to establish a school that emphasizes college preparation, career development, community service, and leadership.

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    Operation Breakthrough

    Operation Breakthrough provides a safe, loving, and educational environment for children in poverty and empowers their families through advocacy, emergency aid, and education.

Our Regional Partners

We value our partnerships with local schools, districts, universities, businesses, and other organizations. Our partners play a critical role in creating opportunities for children in our communities.