Creating strong educational foundation for life
In this area, we focus our grantmaking on programs and initiatives closely aligned to our work in Prospering Communities – work that improves the education system in order to provide all students and families with a strong foundation for life-long learning and success as a way to increase economic opportunities for individuals and families.
Increasing access from cradle to career is the focus of our grantmaking in this area. We specifically seek to eliminate disparities in education outcomes that are based on race or zip code.
All students have access to sustainable, quality pre-K programs in Greater KC.
Public schools meet or exceed state standards and have effective teachers and leaders.
All students are prepared to access and persist in post-secondary programs and pursue careers of their choice.
Understanding that education does not exist in a silo, grantmaking supports out-of-classroom initiatives that address barriers to education and provide additional academic support.