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Early Education Funders Collaborative

The Collaborative supports improvements in early childhood education systems and increased options and opportunities for families in the region.

Kansas City Teacher Residency

A non profit training and certification organization to recruit, prepare, and support teachers working in Kansas City’s urban public schools.

City Year

Recruiting and placing diverse groups of young adults in high-need Kansas City schools for a year of service to support student’s academic and socio-emotional success.

4.0 Schools

4.0 Schools is a nonprofit incubator of education entrepreneurs

KC Scholars

KC Scholars helps low- and modest-income students, as well as adult learners, finance and complete a college education.

Kansas State College Advising Corps

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