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Education Rising

If you are an entrepreneurial educator with a proven record of raising academic achievement for urban students, check out these leadership opportunities.

Education Rising

K-12 education in Kansas City is transforming at its urban core. From welcoming innovative school models to investing in educators who can close the achievement gap for low-income children, this city is embarking on system-wide change at all levels.

Education is Rising in Kansas City

Discover your path to innovate, teach, and change the lives of students in Kansas City. Whether you just completed your degree or are looking for a new challenge, Kansas City offers multiple pathways to give all children the quality education they deserve. Programs supported by the Kauffman Foundation will give you the chance to construct your own career in urban education. Take the first step toward building your career by learning more about available opportunities.

Education Rising | Build Your Own Path

After establishing your career pathway in Kansas City, become an even better educator with these Kauffman Foundation-supported structures. Start your journey today!

Education Rising | Lead the Way for Urban Students

Education is rising in Kansas City. Every day, teachers and leaders are building a path for our students to receive the education they deserve. If you’re passionate about education innovation, you can make a difference for Kansas City’s kids. Start your journey today!

Kansas City Schools Welcome City Year

Students at Central Middle School on the first day of school received a high-powered welcome from City Year Kansas City members, along with the Kansas City Chiefs mascot, cheerleaders, and drum line.

City Year

As part of AmeriCorps, City Year places diverse young adults in high-need urban schools for a year of service to support students' academic and socio-emotional success.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Beyond Belief"

Aaron North, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Education, discusses the successes and shortfalls of teacher preparation. North suggests that the best teachers share a fundamental belief that all students can learn and meet high expectations.

Fund for Teachers

Funded by the Kauffman Foundation, Fund for Teachers experiences transform teachers' careers and classrooms for years to come.


Our support of Donors Choose provides match funding for classroom projects posted on DonorsChoose.org by public school teachers in the Greater Kansas City area.