What does it mean to be uncommon?
What is the measure of success?
Can we rethink groupthink?
Can America turn its back on immigrants?
Is the middle the new edge?
Do we have the courage to collaborate?
Who is Generation A?
Is post-industrial America ready to punch back?

Kauffman Currents

Stories and insights that underscore the essential role of education and entrepreneurship in empowering all people to shape their futures, create vibrant communities, and grow an inclusive economy.

Central Avenue, KCK

See you on Central

The growing entrepreneurial economy on Central Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, is supported by a strong Latinx community and support from an organization that grew out of the neighborhood.

Real-world skills, VR

Adjusting methodology to develop real-world skills

How adjusting learning experiences can equip children with the skills, knowledge, and disposition they need to become the next generation of citizens and community leaders.

dreaming of innovation

Help wanted: Innovative talent

While established organizations rely on employees with cutting edge ideas, they’re competing with an inclination toward entrepreneurship.


Innovating for the 'New West'

Rancher and co-founder Malou Anderson-Ramirez talks about what it means to preserve business and the land in America’s rural West.

"You're doing something in a way that's never been done before for people that have never been included in the process. That's power. You are the evolution. The revolution."

— Dell Gines, senior community development advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Takeaways from the ESHIP Summit 2019
Our Founder

Ewing Marion Kauffman believed every person has the opportunity to be uncommon and take risks to achieve success.

Learn more about Ewing Kauffman's life and legacy