The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City. Schools supported include: Academie Lafayette, Cristo Rey Kansas City, Crossroads Academy, KIPP Endeavor Academy, and University Academy.
With the Kauffman Foundation's support, Academie Lafayette will become only the second school in Missouri authorized by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program to provide 6-8 grade students with a strong, international curriculum that is highly regarded throughout the world.
Bishop Ward High School
The Foundation supports Bishop Ward’s Project ForWard initiative, which includes ACT preparation and college readiness support; Spanish language initiatives; and a series of extracurricular programs intended to enhance students’ postsecondary preparation experience.
James Walker Elementary School
The Foundation’s grant will support staff professional development and after-school literacy tutoring at James Walker Elementary to improve English Language Arts outcomes for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Cristo Rey Kansas City
With support from the Kauffman Foundation, Cristo Rey Kansas City is aligning its science and math curriculums with national standards to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared for success in college and beyond.
The Kauffman Foundation provides Crossroads Academy with development support to help the school expand its capacity to provide a high-quality education for more students in Kansas City.
Gordon Parks Elementary
This grant will help to fund Gordon Parks’ efforts to enhance instructional practice and implement literacy programming that will contribute to improved teacher effectiveness and support students in gaining reading fluency and comprehension.
Gladstone Elementary School
The grant will support the expansion of the New Americans Academy pilot program at Gladstone Elementary School to improve academic results for a growing number of English Language Learners in kindergarten through sixth grade.
KIPP Endeavor Academy
The Kauffman Foundation aids expanded literacy practices to help improve academic outcomes for students at KIPP Endeavor Academy.
The Kauffman Foundation supports University Academy's implementation of Common Core State Standards to help parents, teachers, and students understand the expectations in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and mathematics in school.