Ewing Kauffman believed that youth prepared for education beyond high school would be positioned to lead economically independent, personally fulfilling lives. Our education strategy focuses on giving more Kansas City students access to high-quality education options and opportunities, from early childhood through postsecondary attainment.

To achieve this vision, we invest in schools, programs, and research to support the development of teachers and leaders, quality schools, and education innovations. This will ensure more Kansas City students are entering kindergarten ready to learn, attending high-quality schools, and earning postsecondary degrees and credentials.

What's New in Education

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Broadening Global Perspectives as a Youth Ambassador

Jacob Esquivel, sophomore at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, shares his reflection from a recent trip to Argentina and Chile through the Youth Ambassadors program.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

City Year Comes to KC

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.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Innovative Solutions Driven By Community Influence

The Lean Lab’s 2016 Incubator Fellowship welcomes parents, students and teachers to impact education innovation.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

KC Degrees

KC Degrees supports postsecondary access, attainment, and workforce development efforts across the bi-state Kansas City metropolitan area

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Relay Graduate School of Education

The Relay Graduate School of Education is job-embedded and practice-based, provides current and future school leaders with the instructional and cultural leadership skills necessary to transform schools.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Kansas State College Advising

Kansas State College Advising Corps places recent college graduates in underrepresented communities within Johnson and Wyandotte counties to provide college advisement services to more than 10,000 high school students and their families to identify “best fit” pathways that lead to postsecondary completion.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

Schools We Support

The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Bridges to Postsecondary Attainment Initiative provides students with support and guidance as they complete high school, apply to a postsecondary pathway, and attain postsecondary credentials.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

College Advising Corps

College Advising Corps places recent college graduates as full-time college advisers in high schools, working to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

4.0 Schools

4.0 Schools is a nonprofit incubator of education entrepreneurs.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

The Lean Lab

The Lean Lab is an innovation laboratory for K-12 public education focused in Kansas City

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

Making Kansas City Stronger with KSI Alumni

Kauffman Scholars alumni fulfill Mr. K’s dream that investing in KC students would return college graduates who invest in KC.

AUGUST 30, 2016

Five Schools--1,000 More Opportunities for Quality Education in KC

New district leadership and new schools provide exciting opportunities for Kansas City families this school year.

AUGUST 23, 2016

Coming on Board: Envisioning the Future of Kansas City Public Schools

Hear perspectives from two of the newest Kansas City Public Schools board members as the new school year kicks-off

AUGUST 16, 2016

Cross-program Initiatives

We support large-scale initiatives that complement the Foundation's core Education and Entrepreneurship work.

AUGUST 16, 2016

Back to School: A College Conversation

Eric Wilkinson sits down with Kauffman Scholars Legacy Interns to discuss what they learned from their summer internship, what they have planned for the coming year and words of advice for future students.

AUGUST 11, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Announces 2016 Recipients of Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

Program awards grants of $35,000 each to seven junior faculty members

AUGUST 09, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Teach for America

Hear about the Teach For America corps members who work to improve education in our community and how this pipeline of talent is making an impact beyond the two-year service commitment.

AUGUST 03, 2016

Standing Room Only

Christopher recaps his recent presentation on parental use of education data at the National Center for Education Statistics Summer Conference in Washington, D.C.

JULY 26, 2016

Paying a Visit to the College Life

A look at the 2016 Kauffman Scholars campus tours and why they are so rewarding for Legacy Intern, Marquita Edwards.

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