In partnership with the Hall Family Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation is supporting Citizens of the World Charter (CWC) Schools' development and opening of a four-school network of charter public schools in Midtown Kansas City.
CWC Schools is a promising charter school network currently operating five schools in two states – California and New York – that provide a rigorous, high-achieving education to an economically and racially diverse student population.
The efforts to bring CWC to Kansas City were led by the Midtown Community Schools Initiative — a community-based grassroots organization working to provide education opportunities for families in Kansas City's Midtown neighborhoods. The group defines Midtown as: State Line to the West, Prospect to the East, Union Station to the North and Brush Creek to the South.
The development and opening of a four-school network of high-quality charter schools in Midtown Kansas City will bring increased opportunities for families and students. Two elementary schools will open in August 2016 with initial classes of K-1. By 2027-28, CWC Schools expects to enroll 1,650 students in two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.