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.
Kansas City’s West 18th Street Fashion Show is the culmination of two decades of development that puts the inclusive, creative, and entrepreneurial community now known as the Crossroads Arts District on full display.
In cities and towns where city leaders and entrepreneurs work together, they create communities with vibrant local economies where startups and small businesses thrive.
Justice in the Schools helps families avoid housing disruption as hundreds of families live on the brink of homelessness in Kansas City.
With the support of NetWork Kansas, there’s a grocery store in Mildred, Kansas. Networks of rural ecosystem builders help dismantle barriers for rural entrepreneurs – whether it’s supporting the success of the one business in town, or sustaining a vibrant ‘micropolis.’
"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
Ewing Marion Kauffman believed every person has the opportunity to be uncommon and take risks to achieve success.