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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.

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.

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.

KC Degrees

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

Schools We Support

The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City. Schools supported include district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students in the six-county metro area.

The Lean Lab

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

4.0 Schools

4.0 Schools is a nonprofit incubator of education entrepreneurs

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

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.

Strengthening Kansas City Nonprofits

In addition to general operating grants for numerous anchor institutions, the Kauffman Foundation supports the metropolitan area’s nonprofit sector as a whole