Education Programs

Kauffman Scholars

A multi-year college access and scholarship program launched by the Kauffman Foundation in 2003, Kauffman Scholars provides support to students beginning in seventh grade and works with students until they complete their college education.

Kansas City Scholarships

The Kauffman Foundation is providing $1.5 million to ten local scholarship programs to increase the opportunity for more Kansas City-area students to earn a college degree.

Missouri College Advising Corps

Missouri College Advising Corps is a national leader in providing advisory services to help underserved high school students identify “best fit” pathways that lead to postsecondary completion.

Ewing Marion Kauffman School

Founded in 2011 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, this free, public charter school operates within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools district and offers a rigorous college preparatory education.

Individual Schools

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

Citizens of the World Charter Schools

The Kauffman Foundation supports Citizens of the World Charter (CWC) Schools' development and opening of a four-school network of charter public schools in Midtown Kansas City.

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.

Teach For America - Kansas City

In Kansas City, Teach For America works to close the academic achievement gap faced by low-income students in Kansas City’s district and charter schools by attracting, training, and retaining talented new teachers and leaders.

Leading Educators

Leading Educators is a selective, two-year fellowship program that leverages effective instructional leaders to help bolster the capacity of schools to support improvements in student achievement and retain talented educators.

Expeditionary Learning

An education leader with two decades of success in transforming student learning, engagement, and performance, Expeditionary Learning works in ten Kansas City schools to create classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations and where students can achieve more than they think possible.