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.

Major league citizens

Embedded deep within the heart and history of Kansas City, the MLB Urban Youth Academy is bringing back much more than baseball.

Brent Couch Jr., KCUYA

Falling in love

Summer Sandlot was created so second-grader Brent Couch, Jr., could fall in love with baseball.

Bob Kendrick, KCUYA and NLBM

Making the turn

The legacy of the past connects to the future with just a walk around the corner.

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What does it take to trip up the typical?

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You may not remember what people say to you, you may not remember what people did for you, but you always remember how people treated you.

Darwin Pennye, executive director of the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy

5 ways Ewing Kauffman changed baseball

As the Royals and their fans embark on the team’s 50th season, we recall Ewing Kauffman’s instinct for innovation that left behind an uncommon legacy for baseball.

10th Annual Royals Ticket Giveaway 2018 at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Conference Center

Take me out to the ballgame

The Foundation provided 4,000 complimentary tickets to the Royals home games for young fans who might not otherwise have the chance to attend a ballgame.

Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman, Kansas City Royals

The Royals were a civic investment

Ewing Kauffman established the Kansas City Royals and his philanthropic foundation with the same sense of opportunity and convictions he brought to his business endeavors.

Kansas City Star: KCUYA article

'Truly a blessing'

The opening of the KCUYA has transformed baseball in the urban core with not only a $20 million facility, but with support from the community and open doors to opportunity.