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About Amplify 2022

Empowering KC's educators of color for student success

We believe that inclusion and empowerment of diverse voices and leadership in education is paramount to student success

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Support a strong pipeline of quality teachers and leaders.

Amplify: Empowering KC’s Educators of Color for Student Success is an annual convening hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. It is part of the Foundation’s education strategy to develop, strengthen, and support a strong pipeline of quality teachers and education leaders. Through this convening, local and national educators of color come together, learn best practices, and amplify each other’s voices.

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Amplify each other’s voices.

Nearly half of our nation’s students are not white, yet less than a quarter of teachers are people of color, according to the American Community Survey. Research continues to show that when a teacher’s race/ethnicity match their students, that academic success and outcomes improve.

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Inclusion and empowerment of diverse voices.

Until our education work force has a balance of representation that reflects the students they serve, we will continue to build a strong community, ready to develop and advocate for better practices to recruit, retain, and empower educators of color.



Our next event will be held November 11-12, 2022.