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Representation matters


A new study shows, once again, the significant role of teachers of color – and the significant gap in the presence of teachers of color – in American schools.
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2019 Internship Program


The Kauffman Foundation Summer Internship program will engage a diverse group of 15-20 college students (undergraduate and graduate level) in a paid summer internship experience in Kansas City, Missouri, with three components: meaningful project work, civic engagement, and professional development.
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Entrepreneurs say it's a great <em>big</em> economy


Get past easy headlines and political angling to see what entrepreneurs are really telling legislators.
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Individual Schools Grants Program


Through the Individual Schools Grants program, the Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City.
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Market Gaps


Working together with communities and collaborating organizations to level the playing field for entrepreneurs that have been systemically left behind due to demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic barriers through existing entrepreneur support grant programs, issuing requests for proposals (RFPs), and amplifying learnings across the field of entrepreneurship support.
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Scaling literacy education with the approach of a startup


Literacy KC has adapted, evolved – even moved – to meet the need and expand the benefits of literacy to individuals, families, and the community.
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Developing Expected Outputs and Outcomes


As part of the grant application process, applicants will need to construct a series of "output" and "outcome" performance metrics that describe what success will look like at the end of the grant period. The Kauffman Foundation has developed a guide to help applicants build those rigorous and specific metrics.
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The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship


The Kauffman Foundation's annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.
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Thankful for often thankless work


To those who take responsibility for how their actions, or inactions, affect the success of all students, I am grateful.
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Steve Case: On the midterms, Amazon HQ, and how every big idea starts with a crazy one


If policy and economic development favored entrepreneurs more than big business, and everyone got a fair shot to make their ideas a reality, America might just keep its competitive edge – a conversation with Kauffman’s Larry Jacob and the AOL co-founder at the NationSwell Summit.
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