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.

Zora Mulligan, commencement speech at Missouri State University

Q&A: State-level collaboration to meet workforce needs

Missouri’s Commissioner of Higher Education discusses the need to work together to innovate within the system to better prepare students and workers for the demands of a rapidly changing workforce.

Sherman Whites, NationSwell

Investing in people as our most-valuable assets

A shift in how we perceive philanthropy confronts the question, “How do we answer to call to care for each other?”

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.

"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